September 11, 1918 – August 17, 2012
Fausto passed away at home with family by his side. After serving in the Italian army, Fausto emigrated to Canada from Villa di Tirano, Italy in the Spring of 1949. He spent the first year helping on his sister’s farm west of Rimbey Alberta. In the Spring of 1950 he found work in the forest industry in British Columbia, eventually working for MacMillan & Bloedel until retirement at the age of 65. He worked hard for 33 years and often marveled at the fact he’d been retired almost as long as he worked.
Fausto was predeceased by his parents, Giacomo & Maria Togno of Villa di Tirano, Italy. Also predeceased by his siblings and their spouses: Sylvia (Felice) Resta, Rimbey, AB; Severo (Louisa) Togno, Remo (Bruna)Togno of Sydney, NSW, Australia; Pasqualina Togno, Ermino (Nelda) Togno, Linda (Valmiro) Togno and twin brothers, Fausto and Bernardo all of Villa di Tirano, Italy. Fausto was named after his brother, Fausto, who died in 1918 at the age of 12 years.
He was predeceased by a nephew, Dario Togno of Villa di Tirano; by in-law nieces and nephews: Sonia Togno, Nando Pavese of Sondrio, Italy. Tuillo Magro of Villa di Tirano, Italy; Walter Vallette,Canada; Eric Firth of Australia.
Fausto is survived by his nieces and nephews: Adrian (Thelma) Resta, Sylvio (Rilda) Resta, Bruno (Phyllis) Resta and Gloria Vallette of Alberta Canada; Walter Togno and Elvia Pavese of Sondrio, Italy; Bruna (Floriano Severini) Togno, Liliana (Antonio Aggioni) Togno, Adriana Magro of Villa di Tirano, Italy; and Nadia Firth, Linda Togno; Franco (Giuseppina) Togno of Australia. He is also survived by Dario’s wife, Sondra Togno of Villa di Tirano; and up to five generations of nieces and nephews in Canada, Italy and Australia.
Fausto always enjoyed a visit from family. He could relate many stories with serious humour but when you saw that wink you knew he could be stretching it a little. He had his sense of humour to the end, something that will be cherished forever. He will be remembered by many friends he made during his days in Nanaimo.
A special thanks to all his close and far away friends, your calls, visits and kindness shown to Fausto was appreciated, especially Sharron and Carl Anderson and Antonio Sedola. Home Care Nursing, Home Support and Seniors Outreach were outstanding during this time of need as well as Dr. Neil Rogers.
May he rest in peace.
As per Fausto’s wishes, he will be cremated and interred in the Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens on September 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
Sands ~ Nanaimo