Bell & Burnaby Funeral Chapel

4276 Hastings Street, Burnaby, BC


Franco Danilo Geremia

2 June, 193724 February, 2020

On Monday February 24th, Franco went into the loving arms of our Lord. Born in Castelfranco, Veneto in 1937, he will forever be remembered by his loving wife of 52 years, Joyce, his son, Dino (Krista, Doran & Capri) and his daughter, Daniela (Michel). He will also be remembered with love by his many brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, extended family and dear friends in Italy, Scotland and Canada. A loving husband, father and nonno, Franco enjoyed spending time at his home in East Vancouver gardening and making wine. He always had a smile on his face and he was a friend to everyone. In 1967, while Franco was working at the Harrison Hotel, he met Joyce and they were married and started a family shortly thereafter. They lived in Agassiz for almost 10 years before moving to Vancouver. For over 25 years, Franco worked as Catering Manager at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, a job he thoroughly enjoyed and was proud to do. Franco was also a very proud and long standing member of the Trevisani del Mondo, Vancouver. A family man with a warm and caring spirit, Franco will live in our hearts forever. May he now rest in peace.

God looked around the garden, and saw an empty space. He looked down upon the earth, and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. God's garden must be beautiful for he only takes the best.

He knew that you were weary, and He knew you were in pain. He knew that you would never be well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough, and the hills were hard to climb, So He closed your weary eyelids, and whispered "Peace be thine." (D.W. McConway)

Joyce and family would like to acknowledge and thank all of the staff at both Three Links Care Centre and German-Canadian Care Home.

A Funeral Service will be held at St. Jude Catholic Church at 10am on Tuesday, March 3rd. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer Society of BC.


  • Public Viewing Monday, 2 March , 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, 3 March , 2020


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David Williams

3 March 2020

Franco was a lovely man and did a wonderful job at Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. It was always a pleasure to see his smiling face, though I'm sure there were times he was only smiling on the outside! He was always welcoming and courteous, efficient without being bossy, a real pleasure for both members and staff. I'm sorry to have missed his Celebration of Life, RIP Franco. David Williams.

Enzo Riccardi

28 February 2020

Joyce, Dino, Daniela and families.
Wishing you all peace to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. May loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort. ... Peace and love to you and your family during this sorrowful time.

The Riccardi's extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family.