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Romao Valente

April 2, 1939 - April 16, 2022

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Romao Nunes Valente of Nelson, BC, age 83, passed away peacefully in his sleep, Saturday, April 16, 2022 at the Kootenay Lake Hospital, surrounded by loved ones.

Born on April 2, 1939 in the Algarve of Portugal, he moved to Nelson, BC with his wife Filomena in 1968.

Survived by his wife Filomena, son Heldar (Christy), son Kevin (Shannon) and four grandsons, Cooper, Ty, Miles and Jace. Predeceased by his parents Jose and Ana and brother Manuel.

Romao served in the Portuguese army from 1959-1961. Once married in 1965, he and his wife moved to Paris, France for several years before coming to Canada.

Known for his work ethic, he worked in the forest industry for 30+ years. Early in his career he could be spotted walking to and from KFP every day.

Once retired he enjoyed fishing, making bread, cheering on the Nelson Maple Leafs, cutting and gathering firewood, gardening, playing with his grandkids, and walking all around town.

He also spent many days under his walnut tree or on the deck peeling walnuts that would always turn his hands black from the sap but he said he liked that as it always reminded him of his father who did the same thing back in Portugal.

People would often ask him how he had an apple tree with both red and yellow apples, which he would happily tell them how he grafted it himself, only after telling them it just grew that way.

Prayers service and visitation will be held Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 7:00 pm at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Nelson, followed by a funeral mass  on Friday April 22, 2022 at 10:30 am.  Burial service to follow at the Nelson Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Canadian Diabetes Foundation.

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

From: Francyne
Relation: Friend

Dear Filomena and family, I am sorry for the loss of Romeo. He was such a generous and nice man. I am in Quebec right now so won’t be able to be there in person.

From: Mike Chapman
Relation: Friend

Hello Filomena: I will be thinking of f you and your family today. Romeo was always such a friendly and generous man. I remember so many times that Tony talked about their fishing trips together. He will be missed.

From: Judy Robertson
Relation: friend

So sorry for your loss Filomena. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

From: Marianne Bond

Our heartfelt condolences to Romao’s family … such a wonderful neighbour to my sister Deb for so many years and such a sweet, dear soul.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Mass

Date & Time:
April 22, 2022
Beginning at 10:30am

Location:
Cathedral of Mary Immaculate Catholic Church

Prayers service and visitation will be held Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 7:00 pm at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Nelson, followed by a funeral mass  on Friday April 22, 2022 at 10:30 am.  Burial service to follow at the Nelson Cemetery.  

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to: The Canadian Diabetes Foundation

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