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Obituary for Franco De Vuono

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Franco De Vuono.  Franco passed away peacefully at Kootenay Lake Hospital on August 6th, 2023, at the age of 94.

Franco is survived by his wife Ada, daughter Diana (Frank), daughter-in-law Tera and grandchildren Cristina, Rachel, Daniel, and Christopher as well as many nieces and nephews.  Franco was pre-deceased by his son Rodi De Vuono in 2012.

Franco was born in Aprigliano Italy on March 10, 1929.  After completing his military training, Franco immigrated to Canada in 1954.  He met and married his wife Ada in 1963 and they would have celebrated 60 years of marriage in September.

Franco worked with Kootenay Forest Products and subsequently Finning until his retirement in 1991. 

Franco was an active member of the Nelson Italian Canadian Society where he enjoyed socializing and volunteering at the community events.

Franco’s greatest love was his family.

A service will be held on Friday, August 18th at 11:00am at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate, 813 Ward St, Nelson, BC with an entombment to follow at Nelson Memorial Park Cemetery 2300 Falls St, Nelson, BC2300 Falls St, Nelson, BC.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BC Children's Hospital Foundation at 938 W 28th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4 or online at

In the wise words of Franco, “Love everyone”.