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Francesco Frank Porco

January 1, 1920 - February 24, 2013

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Francesco (Frank) Porco, who at the incredible age of 93 passed away peacefully on February 24, 2013 at Kootenay Lake Hospital. He was a dear and cherished husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend to many.

Frank was born in Aprigliano, Cosenza, Italy on January 1st, 1920.  He married his love, Giuseppina on March 20, 1949 and they had two sons, Armando and Ugo.

After serving in World War II he made his way to Canada in 1951 where he worked initially in Michel, BC in the mining industry.  Nelson became his home in 1957 where he worked as a logger until his retirement. He stayed active in his community as an original member of the Italian-Canadian Society for over 40 years.

Above all else, Frank cherished his family; he was happiest during family gatherings, hunting and fishing with his sons, huckleberry and mushroom picking with his grandchildren, or making wine. He also loved working in the garden and frequently shared his bounty and gardening advice with others.  

Frank was predeceased by his brother, Domenico and his sister, Marietta.

He is survived by his loving wife, Giuseppina, his sons Armando(Heather) and Ugo(Judy), his grandchildren Jessica(Josh), Christina(Devin), Francis, and Joey(Zach); his brother-in-law, Alberto, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Malpass, Dr. Edmonds, Dr. McIntyre and the nurses and staff of the KLH for their compassionate care.

Ciao Pa, you will be loved and missed dearly.

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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Don & Liz Tanner
Relation: neighbours since 1990

Frank was a good neighbour.

From: Tony and Leona Musa
Relation: Friends

Frank was a good friend of our Dad for many years and we are thinking of you all at this time. We were so sorry to hear of his passing.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
March 1, 2013
Beginning at 10:30am

Location:
Cathedral of Mary Immaculate
813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T3

813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T3

 

Date & Time:
February 28, 2013
Beginning at 6:30pm

Location:
Cathedral of Mary Immaculate
813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T3

813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T3

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:
 

Kootenay Lake Hospital

3 View Street

Nelson, BC

V1L 2V1

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