Born January 3, 1928.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Elio Parisotto on September 19, 2015.
Elio came to Trail from Loria, Treviso, Italy with his parents Bruno and Maria and younger brothers to start a new life in Canada.
He worked as a carpenter at Teck Cominco for over 30 years and also applied his trade and tremendous skill as a furniture refinisher. He was a skilled artisan and woodworker creating wonderful and elegant pieces from turkey calls to elaborate grandfather clocks.
Elio was a passionate hunter and looked forward to annual hunting trips with close friends; he could talk for hours on this subject and was a true sportsman, especially looking forward to his trips to Alberta. He cherished his hunting friendships and experiences and could recall each of them vividly. He also loved his German Short-Haired hunting dogs, and told many stories of their retrieving abilities with love and admiration.
Elio loved to garden and, of course, make wine. He was a life-long member of the Colombo Lodge and there he enjoyed singing as part of the chorus, dancing and socializing. Most recently, Elio appreciated the kind and thoughtful staff and community of friends at Chateau Manor for their love, care and concern.
Elio maintained a sharp mind to his last days – he had an excellent memory of facts of the Italian community in Trail and great recall of people, connections and events. So many admired his encyclopedic knowledge and story-telling.
Elio is predeceased by his parents Bruno and Maria and by his first wife Lorna. He is survived by his children Patricia, Lawrence (Rita), and Robert; his four beautiful grandchildren Kate, Lauren, Megan and Sydney; by his second wife Maria; by his brothers Frank (Dorothy), Walter (Amelia) and Roger (Carol); by his cherished nieces and nephews; by his Zias and Zios; by his many cousins; and by close family members and friends in Trail, Italy and abroad all of whom provided him tremendous love and support. He will be sorely missed and remain in the hearts of those who knew him.
The family would like to thank Dr. Stanley, Elio’s family doctor that he greatly respected and the wonderfully skilled and compassionate staff in Emergency, ICU and 3rd Floor Family Room at Trail Regional Hospital, especially over the last several days of his life.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, 2012 Third Avenue, Trail, BC on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 11:00 am with Father Bart van Roijen, Celebrant. Interment at Mountain View Cemetery will follow the Funeral Mass. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, donations in Elio’s name may be made to the KBRH Health Foundation (Urology Campaign), 1200 Hospital Bench Rd., Trail, BC, V1R 4M1 or online at www.kbrhhealthfoundation.ca or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC, 4 – 1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9M9 or online at www.heartandstroke.bc.ca
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca