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Antonio Russo

March 13, 1928 - April 14, 2015

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A gentle man, a family man, a beloved husband, father and grandfather.

Antonio was born in Muro Lucano, Italy, to Donato and Maria Antonia. Always a hard worker, his early years were spent doing farm work, and it was during those years that he met the love of his life and future wife, Teresa Lisanti. After military training in Piacenza and Lake Como, he returned to farm work and soon made the courageous decision to emigrate to Canada. After arriving in Nelson, B.C. on the train, he travelled to Sandon to work in the mines. After two years he was joined by his new bride Teresa where he made sure she was comfortably settled in Nelson.

Antonio worked in Invermere before returning to Nelson where he and Teresa raised two children, Tonino and Maria. He worked for the City of Nelson for 35 years. Antonio was above all a family man and worked hard to provide a wonderful home and future for his wife and children. His passions included gardening, working together with Teresa to grow fresh fruits and vegetables that they loved to share with their friends and neighbours. He loved to play bocce and entertain everyone with songs from the old country on his accordion and harmonica.

Antonio and Teresa asked family members in Italy to join them in Canada, where they helped them settle here in Nelson.

He was predeceased by his parents and siblings. He is survived by Teresa, his loving wife of 63 years of marriage, son Tonino (Barbara), daughter Maria (Bruno) Campese, two grandchildren, Matthew Antonio Campese and Michaela Teresa Russo, and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Antonio suffered with dementia and following a broken hip last fall from which he never fully recovered had to be moved into assisted living at Jubilee Manor. While at Jubilee Manor, he received the utmost love, care, support and compassion. Not enough words can express our gratitude and appreciation to the staff. We would also like to express our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Jim Noiles and Dr. Trevor Janz for their kindness, concern and dedication to Antonio’s care. And to our amazing neighbours, our most sincere thanks for always being there for us and being ready to lend a hand.

As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, family and friends may make a donation to Nelson Jubilee Manor, 500 W Beasley St, Nelson or Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation.

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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Laura and Brian Hodgins
Relation: friend

Our deepest sympathy. He will be missed by so many

From: Evelyn Cartlidge
Relation: dear friend

Dear Teresa and Family . I am not able to go to a funeral yet but will come and have a visit with you soon. My Love goes out to all the family and pray that you are all ok. Love Evelyn.

From: Catherine Wack
Relation: Friend

Dear Teresa, Maria and Family…. I am so sorry to hear of Tony’s
passing. We were out of town, so were unable to be with you at
the service. May the Lord embrace you all in His Loving Arms.
Love and Prayers Catherine & Dan

From: Zita,Phillip and family
Relation: Friends

We have many happy memories of this lovely man. Our thoughts and sympathy go to Teresa and family.
Love from Zita, Phillip and family

From: Ann Johnstone
Relation: Friend

To the Campese Family
Please accept my deepest sympathy thoughts and prayers in the loss of your Father and Nonno! I well remember your family Maria coming to the Trail Smoke Eaters games to support the team and your family. I moved to Calgary 5+ years ago. I am sorry that I am so late but just found the news.

From: Shelagh Lewis
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

Dear Teresa and family, sorry to hear of the passing of Tony. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 18, 2015
Beginning at 10:30am

Location:
Cathedral of Mary Immculate
813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L1T4

Entombment will follow the funeral mass at
The Nelson Mausoleum. Father Conrado Beloso
as celebrant.

813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L1T4

  Visitation

Date & Time:
April 17, 2015
Beginning at 3:00pm

Location:
Chapel of Thompson Funeral Service
613 Ward Strret
Nelson, BC Canada V1L1T2

613 Ward Strret
Nelson, BC Canada V1L1T2

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation 
# 3 View Street, Nelson,
British Columbia, V1L4M1 
or

Nelson Jubilee Manor
500 Beasley Street West,
Nelson, British Columbia
V1L6G9

Thank You Notice

To our amazing neighbours, our most sincere thanks for always being there for us and being ready to lend a hand.

 

While at Jubilee Manor, he received the utmost love, care, support and compassion. Not enough words can express our gratitude and appreciation to the staff.

 

We would also like to express our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Jim Noiles and Dr. Trevor Janz for their kindness, concern and dedication to Antonio’s care

 

 

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BELLAFLORA STUDIO
621B Herridge Lane, Nelson, BC V1L 7B3
Phone: (250) 352-5592
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GEORAMA GROWERS
2870 Georama Rd, Nelson, BC V1L 6Y7
Phone: (250) 352-3468 / Toll Free: 1(800) 712-6797
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POSIES
Flowers & Yoga Studio
513 A  Front Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4B4
(250) 505-5222
https://www.posiesnelson.com/

 

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