It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our wonderful husband, dad, and nonno on October 29, 2016, after a valiant battle with cancer and resulting complications. Pete was born in Trail on March 1, 1933 to Giovanni and Elisa (Borsato) Pasqualotto, and was the second of their four sons.
Pete was an ambitious youngster, who gained employment at the ripe old age of 11, when he began working an after-school job driving the milk wagon for the Duncan Dairy in Warfield. In 1955, Pete commenced employment with Vance Brothers Wholesale, first as a truck driver and later as a foreman. When Vance Brothers closed its doors, Pete worked in the office at Korpack Cement Products, and then at Cominco in the heavy equipment garage, where he was employed until his retirement in 1993. He believed in an honest day’s work and always provided the best for his family.
It was in 1957, while he was on a hunting trip to the North Fork, that he happened to be staying at the hunter’s cabin located on the D’Andrea Dairy Farm. It was there that he met Emely D’Andrea. He always said that he found a “two-legged dear” on that trip. Pete and Emely wed on April 18, 1959, and were blessed with over 57 years of happy marriage. They built their home in Warfield and raised their two children there. Faith and family were the most important things in Pete’s life. His greatest treasures were his seven grandchildren, and he delighted in each of them. He served God by living a life of service to others, and would happily help anyone who had a need, be it great or small.
He relished spending time with company and was an excellent host, who welcomed everyone and who loved to celebrate with good food and wine. Many people can attest to the wonderful banquets held at Pete and Emely’s home. Additionally, Pete was skilled at constructing beautiful rock walls, had fun tinkering with cars, was a master gardener, and an all-round handy-man. During his retirement, he greatly enjoyed riding his horses.
Pete’s memory will be forever cherished by his loving wife Emely, his daughter and son-in-law Carol Ann and Mike Foyle, his son John, his granddaughters Emma, Michaela, and Laura Foyle, and his grandsons Pietro, Antonio, Giovanni, and Alberto Pasqualotto. He is also survived by his brothers Richie and Albert (Betty) Pasqualotto, sister-in-law Judy Pasqualotto, brother-in-law John (Susan) D’Andrea, sister-in-law Laura Lodder, and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends. Pete was predeceased by his parents Giovanni and Elisa, his brother Lino, sister-in-law Betty Pasqualotto, and brother-in-law Tony Lodder.
Vigil prayers will be recited at 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 3 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30 am on Friday, November 4, also at Holy Trinity Church. Father Bart van Roijen will be celebrant. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ is in care of arrangements.
Donations in Pete’s memory may be made to the Trail-Rossland Right to Life Society (Box 1006, Rossland, BC V0G 1Y0) or Greater Trail Hospice Society (Kiro Wellness Centre, Room 248, 1500 Columbia Avenue, Suite 7, Trail, BC V1R 1J9).
The family would like to thank Drs. Robinson, Merg, Phillips, Yo, and Goel, as well as the nurses and staff at KBRH, who gave Pete such excellent care this last year.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca