October 14, 1929 – May 18, 2014
Mr. Ado Francescutto passed away peacefully in Nanaimo, BC on Sunday, May 18th.
He will always be remembered by his wife of 59 years, Teresa, son Mark, and daughter-in-law, Joyce.
Ado is survived by a younger brother, Caesar, in Kamloops, BC. Two sisters and a brother in Northern Italy which are Cesarina, Maria, and Rino; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ado was born in Casarsa, Udine, Italy and grew up in the village of San Giovanni di Casara. He started his move west by working in the coal mines of Belgium. He met his wife in a small mining town east of Sparwood, BC called Michel. They got married in Kamloops in 1954 and continued to live there until 2009 when they moved to Nanaimo to join their son and daughter-in-law. Ado worked in all the major construction projects around BC such as W.A.C. Bennett Dam and Mica Dam as a heavy machine operator. He worked for many years with Arrow Bulk Carriers in Kamloops as a professional driver until his retirement. Ado enjoyed renovating his two heritage houses that he lived in and enjoying quality time with family.
We would like to extend a very sincere thank you to all the staff of the Cedar Wing Dufferin Place, Dr. Kazanowski, and Dr. Kenward for all the extra care and compassion they gave Ado. By request, there will be no service for Ado. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.