Bruno had many fond memories of his home town of Trail, BC.
It was there he learned to skate by strapping on a friend’s skates over his shoes and skating down the frozen railway tracks. “The Bear,” as he was known during his hockey career, soon developed a skill and love for the game, becoming a member of the 1949 Senior Trail Smoke Eaters. His hockey career took him to Nelson, Alberta, England, Scotland, France and Holland. After moving to Vancouver in 1956 he began working for NorthWest
Telephone (which eventually became B.C Tel) retiring in 1990. Over those 34 years he established
many valued friendships. Following his retirement in 1990 and a move to Qualicum Beach, Bruno was introduced to the pleasures of golf, fi shing with his cousins, and woodcarving, where he truly excelled.
Bruno was predeceased much too early by his sister Vilma, then later by sister Berlita and parents Angelo and Santina. Bruno is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Mary Lou; daughter Bernina; sons Roman and Bryce; and many cousins in BC, California and Italy.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, July 21 at 1pm at the Catholic Church of Ascension, 887 Wembley Road, Parksville to be followed by an informal celebration of his life at Yates Funeral Home, 1000 Allsbrook Road, Parksville.
In lieu of fl owers, donations to Canuck Place would be appreciated. Yates Funeral Service & Crematorium (1-877-264-3848) in care of arrangements.