It is with heavy hearts that the family of Vittorio (Vic) Angelo Conzon announce his passing on March 17, 2014, due to leukemia.
Vic was born on April 21, 1925 in Monastier, Treviso, Italy and came to Canada with his two sisters in 1933. He worked on his uncle’s dairy farm and went to Webster School “graduating” after grade six. He then worked in a bakery, later starting at Cominco and retiring in 1983, after 33 years there. Vic happily collected many retirement cheques, all the while continuing the life-long pursuits that gave him great joy: gardening for food (because you can’t eat flowers) and spending time in the great outdoors, preferably with gun, fishing rod or bucket to be filled with huckleberries, asparagus or mushrooms. He loved family– especially his grandchildren. Vic whiled away the winters with books, and planted tomato seeds in pots on the kitchen window sill in February to get a head start on the very serious business of producing a bumper crop.
Vic was predeceased by his brothers Rino and Mario in Italy and his sisters Dina Brown and Rita Mallette. His is survived by Mary, his loving wife of nearly 56 years and his children Grace (John Feesey), Gloria (Greg Tomecek) and Grant (Carla Mauro) and his beloved grandchildren Vanessa and Julia Conzon and Peter and Alec Tomecek, all of whom he taught to fish at secret locations on the Columbia River. Vic is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and many cousins, as well as many hunting and fishing buddies, especially Andy Gagliani.
Vic enjoyed life immensely, never taking people and things for granted, and encouraged everyone else to do the same.
Cremation has taken place and a funeral date will be announced later. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
The Conzon family sends a special thank you to the nurses and doctors of Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital who saw Vic through his last days; he was looked after with great kindness.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 5th, 2014 at 10:00 am at Holy Trinity Parish at 2012 3rd Avenue, Trail, BC with Father Jim McHugh, Celebrant.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca
A funeral service will be held for Victor Conzon at 10:00AM on Saturday July 5 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.