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Egidio Gino Maida

Date of Death: September 7, 2022


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, and Nonno on September 7, 2022, peacefully at his home with family by his side at age 85.

Egidio was born on January 7, 1937, in Aprigiliano, Italy. He came to Canada at the age of 16 with his mother, brothers, and sisters to join their father. Egidio met Emma in Nelson, BC, in 1962 and married on June 29, 1963. Together they raised their 3 boys, Frank, Tony, and Len.

In Nelson, Egidio was employed at KFP until shut down and at that time joined his brother Quinto, and Leonardo working at Arrow Buidling Supplies. While working at KFP, Egidio and Leonardo owned and ran Nelson Mixed Billiards.

Egidio was an original member of Nelson Italian Canadian Society since 1972. In his earlier days he belonged to the Nelson Men’s and Mixed Bowling League. His passion was growing and tending his garden, the most admired garden. He was meticulous in organizing and planting his garden. He was never short of offering the produce to friends and neighbours. Egidio enjoyed his routine visits from friends and family dropping in anytime, all times.

Egidio was predeceased by his loving wife Emma, parents Virginia and Francesco, brothers Leonardo, Quinto, and sister Dora. He will be lovingly remembered by his sister Connie, sons Frank (Jacquie), Tony (Sandra), Len (Wendy), grandchildren, Jared (Val), Melissa (Paul), Nicholas (Ivery), Tyler (Nikki), Adam (Anna), Jayden (MeKenzie), Jayne, Beth, Colton, great grandchild Wesley, and many nieces and nephews.

The Maida family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr McKechnie and the staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made on Egidio’s behalf to the KLH Foundation.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on September 17, 2022, at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate, 813 Ward Street, Nelson, BC.


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From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

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

From: John and Irene Gallo and family
Relation: Friend

Our deepest condolences. We are sorry for your loss.

From: Tony Savarin
Relation: Friends

Dear Frank, Tony, Len, I imagine words can be of little comfort. Nelson has lost a good one. Your father taught us kindness. Sending my condolences

From: Joe Chirico
Relation: Family Friend

Len, Tony and Frank,
Your dad always had a smile for me. Many good memories of our fathers together and their dedication to us by simply being there. My heartfelt condolences.

From: Terry Tagami
Relation: Friend

Judy and I are so very sorry to learn of your father, Gino’s recent passing. I remember him as a caring and loving father to Frankie, Tony and Lenny. We are out of the country and are sorry to miss his funeral. Sincerely, Terry Tagami

From: Bill Saliken
Relation: Friend and coworker

Gino; the consummate gentleman, and gentle soul. We worked together at KFP when I was in my university years. Respected by all those who worked alongside. Have had immense respect for his knowledge, unassuming manner, and strong family spirit. His family goes on to represent his teachings, and his example.
Godspeed, Gino; you will be missed.

From: Bill Saliken
Relation: Friend and coworker.

Gino, the consummate gentleman and gentle soul. I first met Gino at KFP in my university years. Respected and admired by his coworkers, he had a way of leading by example.
His family is now left to carry on his philosophy and example. And I have every confidence that they will do just that.
Godspeed, Gino. You will be missed.

From: Agostino Richichi
Relation: I’m his nephew

Frank, Tony and Len, my thoughts and prayers are with you and you families. Zio Egidio was a great man and will be missed. I have and will always remember many great memories of both your parents. All my Love🙏🏼

From: Leonard Arcovio
Relation: Friend

Frank, Tony, and Len

My condolences. I remember Gino from all the times that I saw him at Nelson Billiards, always smiling and encouraging with a kind word for everyone. I am out of the country and will not be able to attend his funeral. Again, my condolences to your families.

From: Ashley Richichi
Relation: A distant uncle

My deepest condolences to Frank,Tony, and Lenny and the family for their loss. He will be deeply missed by many. Sending you all my love and prayers during this difficult time.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
September 17, 2022
Beginning at 11:00am

Cathedral of Mary Immaculate
813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada

813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada

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