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Rodi De Vuono

July 25, 1968 - September 13, 2012


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Rodi De Vuono on September 13, 2012. He passed in the presence of his loving family after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Rodi was born in Nelson, BC on July 25,1968. He attended Central Elementary, Trafalgar, and L.V. Rogers Secondary School where he developed a great talent and passion for mechanics. Rodi received his Red Seal Ticket in heavy duty mechanics in 1993, and worked for the City of Nelson for 22 years with his most recent position as Garage/Transit Superintendant.
Rodi”s talents went beyond his mastery of mechanics, and he built his family home with great attention to detail. His love for music was inspirational. He was a member of the band “The Sonny Boys” who performed throughout the Kootenays and the Okanagan. His passion for the outdoors was evident in his love for hunting, dirt biking, mountain biking, and skiing.
Above all, Rodi”s greatest love was his family.
He leaves behind the love of his life Tera and his beautiful children Rachel and Christopher, father Franco mother Ada, sister Diana Andriani (Frank) niece Cristina and nephew Daniel, sister in law Joanna Sokolic (Schaun) and niece Isla, mother in law Linda Gray (George), father in law Terry Sokolic (Joanne), and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and many dear friends.

“It’s not the years in your life that count, but the life in your years”

Rodi will be greatly missed by all.


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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: Gerald Wiese
Relation: Friend

It was an honour to have Rodi as a friend. Rodi was the kind of person that if I hadn’t seen him in a while , we’d pick up the conversation pretty much right where it had left off. I am deeply saddened to learn of his passing. I have been listening , most of the day , to music that we both enjoyed, music that he introduced me to. Always quick with a wide smile, and a wit that was sharp, he was a gentleman in the truest sense of the word. I have given up trying to make sense of this tragic loss, because it makes no sense to me. He was taken far too young. My deepest sympathies go out to Rodi’s wife and children, and to the rest of his family. I’ll miss you my friend. Godspeed! Wiesie.

From: charles m. patton
Relation: neighbour of his parents

Along with our children now adults. Remembering as neighbourhood kids. playing winter games on the front hill or on their bi-cycles in the summer months Brings fond memories at this time of your grief as they remember Rodi.Thinking of Both of You and Dianne and family God Bless . Norma,Charlie and family.

From: Jenna Ledingham (nee Flint)
Relation: school chum/ neighbour

I will remember always your dashing smile- Becka and I hiding in the walnut tree in my back yard and watching you in the garden. You were a true gentleman and a loving spirit. Although I have not been back since graduation- You were one of the people I remembered and missed. My condolences to your beautiful family.

From: Shari Montgomery
Relation: co-worker

I’m so shocked and saddened to hear of this tragic news. I had the good fortune of working with Rodi a few years back, and will always remember his good humour and our shared laughs. It was only a short while ago I saw his smiling face, looking healthy and happy. You’ll be so missed Rodi! Deepest condolences to his family and colleagues at the City of Nelson.

From: Cecil and Michelle Foley
Relation: Friends aLways

Hearts are with You, Your Family and Friends Always.. Pease be with you. xox

From: Eleanor Bader
Relation: through my sons

Our sincere condolences to Tera, children and rest of the De Vuonoo family.
Eleanor and Milton

From: Jeff Adams
Relation: co-worker

It has been such a pleasure to have Rodi as a supervisor and friend. He was dedicated, hard working, sincere and caring. Rodi will be greatly missed by everyone at the City Works yard and Transit dept. My thoughts and prayers are with you Tera, Rachel and Christopher during this sad time. Jeff and Lea Adams

From: Marianne Moreau
Relation: Through my Dad, Dave Collier

I was so saddened to hear of the loss of Rodi, I know my Dad and Mum would be devastated, my Dad worked with “young Rodi” for many years and thought the world of him, I only met Rodi after my Dad passed away and had a few tearful conversations with him about my parents. He was a wonderful man, he spoke about his children a lot, he was such a caring husband and father. Life is not always fair, and this is one of the moments that shows us how unfair life can be. Rest in Peace Rodi, and give my Mum and Dad a hug from me.

From: Chuck and Leeya Brind'Amour
Relation: friend

We are so saddened by the loss of Rodi. He was always cheerful and happy. He always had a smile. Our hearts are with you all.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
September 20, 2012
Beginning at 10:30am

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

813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

In lieu of flowers donations can be made, at the Nelson and District Credit Union, for a bursary in Rodi”s name to a deserving trade’s student, or a donation to his children”s education fund Nelson District Credit Union account #40018481

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