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Gaetano Santucci

October 20, 1930 - October 9, 2013


It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Gaetano Santucci; he passed away peacefully with family by his side on Oct 9th 2013, Gaetano was born on October 20, 1930 in Forino, Avellino, Italy. He immigrated to Canada in 1956, where he began his long career with CP Rail.

In 1960, his bride Domenica joined him in Canada where they lived in many
small communities along the rail line between Cranbrook and Nelson.   In 1964, the family moved to Nelson. Gaetano loved gardening.   His yard was filled with many fruit trees, plants and flowers. He made many friends over the years, especially through the railway.  He was fondly known as “Gus”.

Many stories were told throughout the years of his plowing snow through avalanches to keep the trains rolling. Gaetano loved spending time with his grandchildren. He would intrigue the children with his stories of growing up in Italy, coming to Canada and all the challenges he faced over the years.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 53 years, Domenica, son Bruno and daughter-in-law, Georgia, grandchildren, Sheena, Matthew and Sara, and great grandchildren Isabella and Isaiah, and sister Romilda and her husband Gerardo and many nieces and nephews, both in Canada and Italy. He will be sadly missed.

The Santucci family would like to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all who attended Gaetano Santucci's prayer service and funeral, and to those who brought food and flowers and stopped by the house to express their love and support. We wish to also thank Dr. Milde, the ICU nurses at Trail Hospital, and the nurses on the third floor of Kootenay Lake Hospital, especially Lindsey. 


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

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

From: Carmen Richichi
Relation: Friends and worked together

To the Santucci family Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss, as you grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of Gaetano.

(Gus we had many good times at work together, I have many fond memories of our friendship ,you will be in my thoughts rest in peace my friend)

From: Tonino, Barbara and Michaela Russo
Relation: God son and family

Our prayers and love are with you, Domenica, and your family. Gaetano was always so cheerful and we never heard him complain. Such a special man who we will miss so very much. We wish you peace and love through this difficult time.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
October 15, 2013
Beginning at 10:30am

Cathedral of Mary Immaculate
613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T3

613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T3


Date & Time:
October 14, 2013
Beginning at 7:00pm

Cathedral of Mary Immaculate
613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T3

613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T3

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Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (Trail) or Kootenay Lake Hospital in memory of Gaetano Santucci are appreciated

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