Giovanni “Johnny” Pasin

1928 – 2015

It is with deep sorrow that the family of Giovanni Pasin announces his sudden passing at 87 years of age from complications following a stroke on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 in Cranbrook.

Johnny was born on August 3, 1928 in San Biagio di Callalta, Treviso, Italy. He arrived in Canada in 1953 and worked for the railroad on the prairies and the dam in Trail, BC before settling in Invermere. Johnny spent a lot of time with the Gagatek family. Some of his happiest times were when he was fishing and hunting with the boys. He also enjoyed collecting wood, helping Christine make sausage and bacon and making wine. Johnny had an infectious smile, a good sense of humour and a lot of love in his heart. Nonno will be truly missed.

Johnny is survived by his son Norman (Kimberley) Gagatek, grandsons Braeden and Quinn, his life-long friend Christina Gagatek and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Antonia, father Luigi, brothers Diego, Renato, Mario, Beppie and Sergio. Johnny was the last one to go….

A memorial service for Johnny will be held at a later date in the spring of 2016. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in his honour may do so to the: Parkinson Society of British Columbia, 600, 890 – West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 1J9 or to the charity of your choosing.

Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.

Condolences for the family can be offered at: www.mcphersonfh.com


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