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Gaetano Santucci

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Gaetano Santucci; he passed away peacefully with family by his side on Oct 9th 2013, Gaetano was born on October 20, 1930 in Forino, Avellino, Italy. He immigrated to Canada in 1956, where he began his long career with CP Rail.

In 1960, his bride Domenica joined him in Canada where they lived in many

small communities along the rail line between Cranbrook and Nelson.   In

1964, the family moved to Nelson. Gaetano loved gardening.   His yard was

filled with many fruit trees, plants and flowers. He made many friends over the years, especially through the railway.  He was fondly known as “Gus”.

Many stories were told throughout the years of his plowing snow through avalanches to keep the trains rolling. Gaetano loved spending time with his grandchildren. He would intrigue the children with his stories of growing up in Italy, coming to Canada and all the challenges he faced over the years.

 He leaves behind his loving wife of 53 years, Domenica, son Bruno and daughter-in-law, Georgia, grandchildren, Sheena, Matthew and Sara, and great grandchildren Isabella and Isaiah, and sister Romilda and her husband Gerardo and many nieces and nephews, both in Canada and Italy. He will be sadly missed. Prayers will be held on Monday, October 14th at 7 pm at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate, 613 Ward Street, Nelson, BC with the Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday October 15th at 10:30 am.

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Funeral arrangements are under the arrangement of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. 

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