On Monday January 2, 2017 Guido Matteucci, Father, Nonno, Bisnonno, Brother, Uncle, Cousin & Friend to many passed away peacefully with his Family by his side at the age of 88. Guido was born in Segromigno in Piano, Lucca, Toscana, Italia on April 21, 1928. He was the 2nd child of 4 born to Giuseppe and Assunta ( Andreotti ) Matteucci.
Dad ( Guido ) went to school until he was 12 years old and then at an early age he went to work and found odd jobs to work so he could help out at home. In 1949 he went into the army. In 1950 dad was sponsored to come to Canada by his Zio Antonio Matteucci. Dad had various jobs when he came to work in Trail. He worked out at the Dam, helped to build J. Lloyd Crowe, worked for the City of Trail, helped build the rock walls in the Trail area and finally worked at Cominco (now known as Teck). He was a labor worker, cement finisher; he also did some snow removal for the people in Tadanac etc. Dad (Guido) was a jack of all trades. Dad worked at Cominco for 35 years retiring at the age of 58. He had been retired for 31 years.
In 1959 Dad met the love of his life, Nadia Pezzi. For Guido it was love at first sight. They dated for 3 months before getting married July 4, 1959 at St. Anthony’s Church. Nadia & Guido were married for 56 years. Together they had 5 children, Loriana, Marina, Giuseppe (Joe), Luigi and Riccardo, 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Dad was a kind, gentle, proud, social and generous man. He was very outgoing and loved meeting new people and striking up a conversation with them. Dad loved the Colombo Lodge, he was a member for 65+ years. He served on the executive for many years and also played a big part for 17 years helping mom out in the kitchen with the cooking; he loved to socialize. Guido also loved to spend time at the lake with his many family and friends. He enjoyed taking the grandkids out for the weekend. Family meant everything to dad. He could also be seen at many Smoke Eaters games, Ferraros, Shoppers and out at the mall. Dad also loved to do the BBQ’s at the Colombo Lodge picnic grounds and Birchbank for Canada Day. He made awesome steaks and potatoes.
Dad had many hobbies. He was quite the avid Hunter. He loved to fish, go mushroom picking, wine making, made sausages and various deli meats, camping, pruning trees, gardening, making crosses out of palm branches, basket weaving, making Giant Rosary beads, canning, cooking, barbequing and within the last year started baking, the list goes on.
This past year has been hard on dad, with our mom’s, Joe’s and Mitch’s passing, his heart was broken. He was missing them and was getting tired. Now he’s with the love of his life, his son and grandson. Guido was predeceased by his parents Giuseppe & Assunta, brother Luigi, sister Anna, grandson Mitch in 2i008, son Joe in 2015 & wife Nadia in 2015.
Guido is survived by his daughters Loriana (Murray), Marina, daughter in law Debbie, sons Luigi (Leanna) & Riccardo (Jennifer), Grandchildren Brittany, Lindsay (Eric), Kailyn (Devon), Dustin, Morgan (Erik), Bailey, Luciano, Nadia, Nico, sister Eni, brother in law Riccardo (Iole), sister in laws Aida, Anna, Natalina, Ernesta and numerous, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Rosary will be held on Monday, January 9th at 7:00pm at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trail; Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 10:30am on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 with Father Bart van Roijen, Celebrant. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence by visiting the family’s register at www.myalternatives.ca
As an expression of sympathy, your donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation www.heartandstroke.ca would be greatly appreciated.
Dad’s quote in life was “Famiglia non è solo una cosa importante, è tutto! “Family is not just an important thing, it’s everything!
Arriverderci Dad (Guido) until we meet again. Love you Heart and Soul