OBITUARY

Mr. Vincenzo De Bonis

January 9, 1926November 26, 2019

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Vincenzo at the age of 93. He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Irene Amelia, in 2016. He will forever be in the hearts of his children: Raffaella, Loreta, Maria (Renato), Arcangelo (Debbie), Anna, Antonio (Kimberlie), 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Born in Fondi, Latina, Italy, Vincenzo immigrated to Canada in 1955. Upon arrival, his first job was with CN Rail in Savona. He later ran his own business in Vancouver as a cement finisher by day, and a mill worker at Evans Products by night. He worked very hard to provide for his large family. Gardening was his truest passion. He would always say, “I love to see plants grow,” and would lovingly tend to his garden from morning to night. One of his proudest moments was in 2009 when he won the Garden Fanatic award in the David Suzuki Digs My Garden contest, a well-deserved recognition. Later in life, he was introduced to hunting and could not wait to pack his gun for yet another adventure with his sons and grandsons. In addition to his legacy to work hard, Vincenzo will be lovingly remembered for his compassion, generosity and kindness. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, December 10th at 11:00 am. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish, 2025 Napier Street in Vancouver. Entombment will take place at the South Mausoleum in Ocean View Burial Park, starting at 2:30 pm.

Services

10 December

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

St. Francis of Assisi

2025 Napier Street
Vancouver, BC V5L2N8

10 December

Committal Service

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Ocean View Burial Park - South Mausoleum

4000 Imperial Street
Burnaby, BC V5J1A4

Memories

Mr. Vincenzo De Bonis

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Graziella Rigato

December 2, 2019

Here’s to you Nonno! Salut! Thank you for teaching us kindness and patience! I miss your singing and I hope you sing to Nonna every day❤️

Love, Graziella❤️

Antonio De Bonis

December 1, 2019

Going to miss you pops! We sure had a lot of fun together, which made for some fantastic memories! We were hunting and fishing buddies, and those are some of my fondest memories! You were by far the hardest working man I, and most have ever known. That being said, one of the kindest, always wanting to share everything with everyone your hands grew and harvested!
Your memory and legacy will live on in my family’s hearts forever with your grandsons, Michael, Dominic, Marcus, your daughter in law Kimberlie. and of course with me, your loving son
Antonio Vincenzo De Bonis

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY