Galliano ‘Chinky’ Mondin

April 22, 1942 – February 7, 2021
Galliano Mondin passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 7, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.
Galliano was born on April 22, 1942 to Ricardo and Emilia Mondin, recent immigrants to Trail BC. He was the youngest of five children and graduated from J. Lloyd Crowe High School in 1963. Galliano continued his education at Gonzaga University, graduating in 1967 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business and then passed the CPA exam.
Galliano and Shirley Cook were married on July 8, 1967. Together they left the small town of Trail B.C. so that he could begin his professional career as a CPA working for Arthur Andersen in Chicago, Illinois.
Both were happiest when surrounded by family. This prompted a job transfer to Bellevue, Washington in 1972 so that they would be closer to both of their families. They built a loving home where Galliano and Shirley raised their three daughters and two sons. Full of aspiration and determination, Galliano continued to challenge himself to further his career by serving as CFO for several fortunate corporations in Washington, California and Italy.
On October 16, 1993, in Kirkland, Washington, Galliano married his loving wife, Francie, and together raised her three daughters and son.
Galliano loved to tell stories about his long walks to “school” but those who knew “Chinky” knew where they could find him; playing on a ball field or at the rink. Galliano was one of the most versatile and greatest all-round athlete’s, not only in his formative years in Trail, but also into adulthood in the Seattle area.
He spent many years coaching his children throughout their various sports and later cheered on his grandchildren as they played in their own games.
Though his years were filled with adventure and travel it was the simplest pleasures in life that brought great joy to Galliano. He loved being at home enjoying food and wine with family and friends.
His battle with medical issues in recent years showed his courage in facing life challenges with a smile. Despite the pain, Galliano came out a hero and stayed strong until the end.
His mother Emilia (Comazzetto), father Ricardo, sister Elda, brother Enzo and sister-in-law Marguerite preceded him in death. His siblings surviving him are brother Mario (Elena) and sister Irene (Johnny). Galliano will be forever loved and missed by his wife, Francie; daughters Michelle (Chris), Nicole (John), and Kelly (Craig), sons Derek and Mandla (Marzette), step-daughters Erin, Morgan (Ben) and Stefanie (Aaron), step-son Jon (Jessica); twenty-four grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and first wife Shirley Mondin.
They are all a true testament to the great life he led and who will continue to honor his legacy by living their lives to the fullest.
The family would like to thank his doctors at Virginia Mason Clinic, the caregivers at Bethany of the Northwest along with everyone at Providence Everett Hospital, Floor 10.

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