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John Alexander Mastrobuono

December 6, 1984 - September 28, 2015




December 06, 1984 – September 28, 2015

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of John Mastrobuono (Johnny) on September 28, 2015, at the age of 30.  Johnny was born December 06, 1984 in Nelson, B.C. to proud parents Angelo and Lorna Mastrobuono (nee Saliken). 

During his life, Johnny had accomplished many things, including graduating from SAIT with an Automotive Service Technologist diploma in 2013.  Aside from his formal education, Johnny was an accomplished hunter, fisherman, roofer, sider, interior finisher, and all-around handy man. 

One of Johnny’s favorite activities was playing soccer, which he started as a child and continued in his adult life.  Johnny had a passion for motor-biking and enjoyed the adrenalin of a great bike jump.  Johnny also enjoyed drawing and many of his cartoons can still be seen proudly hanging in his grandfather’s house. 

Johnny enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and many who knew him have stories of climbing Pulpit Rock with him and laughing the whole way – a reflection of Johnny’s great sense of humour.  Johnny could always be counted on to lighten up any situation.  As a friend said, “There was only one Johnny.”

Left behind to mourn his passing are mother Lorna; sisters Francesca (Derek Wilkie), Maria, Ashley (Roberto Ramirez); grandfather Alex Saliken and many uncles, aunts and cousins, both in Canada and Italy.  Johnny is now reunited with his family that departed before him – Angelo Mastrobuono (father), Julia Saliken (grandmother), Giovanni Mastrobuono (grandfather) and Francesca Malia (grandmother).

All are welcome to join the family in helping us celebrate Johnny’s life.  There will be a vigil on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. as well as the funeral on Tuesday, October 6 at 11:00 a.m.  Both events will take place at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate (813 Ward St., Nelson, BC).  Donations can be made out to the Edgewood Foundation at www.Edgewood.ca/non-profit-charity-addiction or contact Colleen Ward at 1-800-683-0111.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Staff

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

From: Patti Palmer
Relation: Friends of the family

Lorna, Fran, Maria,Ashley, and families,
I am so very sorry for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all,

From: Wanda and Ken
Relation: cousin

Lorna, and family…..there are no words…..we send you all our prayers, hugs and love

From: Rebecca Palmer
Relation: Family Friends

Lorna, Franny, Maria, Ashley and families you are in my thoughts and prayers.

From: Diana Palmer Siguenza
Relation: Family friend

Lorna, Franny, Maria and Ashley- my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sending you lots of love.

From: Michelle Klassen
Relation: Friend of mom

Lorna and family
I am truly sorry for your loss. Johnny will always be in your heart and let memories shine in this time of sorrow.


From: Ryan and Jill
Relation: Friend

To all Johnny’s family and loved ones, we are extremely sorry and saddened by your loss. I shared many great memories in Victoria and Calgary and I know he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time.

From: Kimberly Palmer Yee
Relation: Childhood/family friend

Lorna, Frannie, Maria, Ashley and the rest of your family my heart aches for your loss, sorrow and grief. You all are in my thoughts and may God bring you some comfort in knowing he is now with family, especially his father. Blessings to you all.

From: derek koppe

Francesca and Ashley my deepest condolences to you and your family. A donation will be made to the Edgewood Foundation.


From: Kevin Scott
Relation: I know Francesca and Ashley

Ashley, Francesca and family – so sorry to hear of John’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
October 6, 2015
Beginning at 11:00am

Cathedral of Mary Immaculate
813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L1T4

Father David as celebrant

813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L1T4

  Graveside Service

Date & Time:
October 6, 2015
Beginning at 12:00pm

Nelson Memorial Park
2300 Falls Street
Nelson, BC Canada

Entombment Nelson Masoleum

2300 Falls Street
Nelson, BC Canada


Date & Time:
October 5, 2015
Beginning at 7:00pm

Cathedral of Mary Immaculate
813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L1T4

Father David as celebrant

813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L1T4

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The family has not designated a preferred charity at this time.

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