Francesco “Frank” Piasentin

Francesco "Frank" Piasentin

Apr 10, 1939 – Dec 14, 2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Francesco (Frank) Piasentin.

He was born April 10, 1939 in San Lorenzo di Sedegliano, in the Province of Udine, Italy and passed away peacefully on December 14, 2017 in Nanaimo, BC.

Francesco enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his 11 grandchildren. He was also passionate about music and a gifted singer. He enjoyed sharing this gift through choirs, as well as at special occasions like weddings, including those of his children.

Francesco spent most of his time in Canada living and working in Trail, BC. There he raised his family, worked at Cominco, and tended his lush garden.

He will be lovingly remembered by Rosa, his wife of 50 years.

Francesco will also be remembered by his son Dennis (Andrea), and grandchildren Darcy and Rhys; his son Eddy (Chantelle) and grandchildren Marin, Mattea, Xavier, Jonah, Severin and Francesca; his son Robert (Anne) and grandchildren Ellen, Timothy and Natalie; and relatives in Canada, the United States and Italy.

He was predeceased by his parents Francesco and Felicita, his sisters Maria and Lucia, his brother Ernesto, his sister-in-law Maria Cutillo, and his brothers-in-law Igino Macasso, Elido Mezzavilla, Graziano Ganzini and Benito Maffei.

As an expression of sympathy, donations in Francesco’s name may be made to the Alzheimer Society of B.C., 300-828 W. 8th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1E2. Or online at

A Prayer Service will be held Tuesday, December 19 at 6:00 pm at Trinity Catholic Parish in Nanaimo 6234 Spartan Road), and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 21 at 10:00 am at Trinity Catholic Parish in Nanaimo.

Entombment will follow the Mass at 3:00 pm at the Royal Oak Burial Park in Victoria, BC. 

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