28 November, 1930 – 22 September, 2020
Our beloved papa, nonno and bisnonno died peacefully with his family by his side after a brief struggle with cancer. After a lifetime of work and sacrifice, he deserves to rest.
Mario was born in Arzignano, Italy and married our mother in 1957. In 1964, with their two young daughters, they made the difficult decision to emigrate to Canada because they wanted more opportunities for their girls. They arrived with very little money or language, but they had a lot of strength, determination and optimism.
Our dad never complained of the opportunities not afforded to him. He never complained about much actually, he just moved on and did the best he could. In everything. And he embraced new technology. He was the first of his friends to get a super 8 film camera. Later, he loved using his ipad.
After he retired, he took on the role of caregiver when our mom slipped into dementia. He looked after her until he broke his hip earlier this year. When he couldn’t see her in person, he was comforted by seeing her on Facetime.
Mario was predeceased by his brother (Ugo) in Italy. Mourning his passing are his wife of 63 years, Graziana and his daughters Doriana (Mike Hall) and Franca (Michael Jones). His grandchildren Justine Hall (Alex Balay), Jacob Hall (Kyla Dimaggio), Jacinta Jones, Adrian Jones and Kieran Jones. And his great grandchild Mario Balay. Along with nieces and nephews here and in Arzignano.
Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at the palliative care ward of Burnaby Hospital and Crossroads Inlet Centre Hospice. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Burnaby Hospital Foundation would be welcome.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
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October 16, 2020
Dear Doriana, Franca and family, so saddened to hear of your father's passing. I remember seeing your father at the St. Helens events. He always had a smile on his face when he saw his grandchildren. Our sincere condolences to your families.
Rest in peace Mr. Temolo.
Adele (Russo) Ciaccia and Family
September 29, 2020
Dearest Temolo Famiglia,
My hearts goes out to your family at this time. I have shared so many good times with Mario and Graziana over the years . I especially will remember those times I would drop over to cut hair and inevitably stay for tea and apple pie. I loved watching how tenderly Mario cared for Graziana. Lovingly gazing at his wife especially after a fresh hairdo! I will forever remember his sweet soul and I feel so honoured to have been able to get to know him and be part of his life here on earth. From my family to yours, God bless you Mario and May you Rest In Peace.
Maggie and Vic Basa
September 27, 2020
Doriana, Mike and family, so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. It’s never easy losing a parent but hopefully in time the memories will give you comfort. How wonderful that he lived to see his great grandson. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless
Anna and Michael Bellusci
September 26, 2020
Dear Doriana and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your dear father's passing. We offer you our deepest condolences and our prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Anna and Michael Bellusci