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Matosevic, Mario

Date of Death: January 19, 2019

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Mario Matosevic, long-time resident of Nelson BC passed away peacefully on January 19, 2019 at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in the presence of his family.

Mario is survived by his wife Nevia of 61 years, two sons; Walter (Prince George) and John (Nelson), daughter in laws Joanna Smythe and Janice (Martin) Matosevic, and grand children; James, Mieke, Jennifer and Joshua.

Mario is predeceased by his parents Tomo and Ivanka, his sisters; Maria Herak, Pina Matosevic and Julia Radovcic.

Mario was born on July 20, 1934 in Perini, Croatia. He married Nevia (Matosevic) on August 10, 1957 in Pula, Croatia.

After serving in the army Mario, Nevia and son Walter immigrated to Canada in 1959, arriving in Kinnaird BC and then settling in Nelson in 1963.

Mario worked at Kootenay Forest Products and then Canadian Pacific Railway, retiring in 1999. Mario loved gardening and was also an excellent wine-maker winning first prize from the Nelson Italian Canadian Society on four separate occasions. Mario was always there for his family, helping his sons with whatever home or yard projects they had underway. He was very handy, which he put to good use, helping his many friends and always willing to extend a helping hand. Mario and Nevia enjoyed many trips to Croatia visiting extended family.

Mario was active for many years with the Knights of Columbus and the Nelson Italian Canadian Society.

Mario’s kindness, energy and passion left an impression on all who knew him.

Funeral Mass will be held at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate in Nelson BC, on Thursday, January 24 at 10:30 AM, followed by a reception and then interment at the Nelson Memorial Park Cemetery in the Mausoleum.

A special thank-you to all the nurses and doctors in Nelson and Trail, who helped Mario during his brief illness.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate or the charity of your choice, in Mario’s name.

On behalf of Nevia and family, we are grateful for the love and support shown to all of us during this difficult time.

Dad, you are truly loved and will be forever missed.

 

 

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From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

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

From: Sharon and Mario Campese

We are so saddened to hear of Mr. Matosevic’s passing. He was a true gentleman. Always smiling and enjoying life. Our deepest condolences.

From: Jean Speirs and Gordon
Relation: friend

so sorry to hear of your Dads passing he will be missed

From: Skip Burgoyne
Relation: Friend

Condolences to your Family..Mario will always be remembered as a gentlemen and kind soul. He had a great laugh, and was always willing to talk.. Thank you for all of the MTN bike drop offs up Giveout Mario.. You will be missed by all..

From: Adriana Cerone
Relation: Family Friend

Mario was such a kind and gentle soul. I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing and will miss him dearly. I have many cherished memories of visits filled with fun and laughter. A sincere and genuine man who was always happy to be in your presence. He most definitely had a true joy for life and it showed through his big smile. He was wonderful man and I am so glad to have known him.
Nevia, Walter, John, your spouses and entire family, please accept my sincere sympathies. We are so sorry for you loss.
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
From Adriana Cerone, along with my husband Billy.

From: Gordon and Bonnie Bell
Relation: Friend

So sorry for the loss of a real gentleman. He was always cheerful and full of advice about gardening when visiting over John’s fence. We enjoyed his company immensely.

From: Peter Hartridge
Relation: Good friend

Nevis and family,
So sorry and saddened to hear of Mario’s passing. Have been friends for 47 years. Are out of country so can’t attend service. Lots of love. Peter and Sherry

From: Janet John
Relation: Long time friend of John's

We are so sorry to hear of Mario’s passing. I have many fond memories of Johnny’s Dad when we were all growing up, and I lived on the next block. Mario and Nevia always made all of us kids so welcome in their home and made Johnny’s birthdays a huge celebration that we all looked forward to. Mario was a kind and gentle man and will be greatly missed by all. We are thinking of you all at this difficult time and wish you eventual peace with your many happy memories. Sincerely, Jan & Peter

From: Fred & Nina Santoro
Relation: Friend

Sorry to hear about Mario. All our condolences foe the family

From: Pompea Savarin
Relation: Friend

Sincere condolences from Armando, Pompea and family.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Mass

Date & Time:
January 24, 2019
Beginning at 10:30am

Location:
Cathedral of Mary Immaculate

Funeral Mass will be held at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate in Nelson BC, on Thursday, January 24 at 10:30 AM, followed by a reception and then interment at the Nelson Memorial Park Cemetery in the Mausoleum.

Memorial Gifts

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate or the charity of your choice, in Mario’s name.

Thank You Notice

A special thank-you to all the nurses and doctors in Nelson and Trail, who helped Mario during his brief illness.

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