Elio Angelo Bressan
February 8, 1927 – July 26, 2019
Peacefully passed away at the age of 92 on July 26, 2019 at Echo Village in Port Alberni, BC. Predeceased by his parents Guisippe and Amelia Bressan; brothers Ricardo, Emellio, Tullio, Mario and his sister Bianca; as well as his grandson Carson.
Elio is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Rina Bressan; his daughter Donatella (Kelly) Schutte; his son Franco (Michelle) Bressan; grandson Lance (Emily) Schutte; great granddaughters Myla and Isabella; granddaughters Natalie (Joe) Schutte and Melissa Bressan. Elio is also survived by his brothers Luigi and Toni as well as numerous nieces, nephews and a large extended family both in Canada and Italy.
Elio was born in 1927 in Castelfranco, Italy, and immigrated to Canada in 1953. Eventually he made his way to Port Alberni. He briefly worked for the Somass Division until he was hired at Franklin-Sarita Div. as a blaster and driller until retirement. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, gardening, wine making and playing bocce. Spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren was special to him.
The family would like to thank Dr. De Witt and the staff at Echo Village for the wonderful care Elio received.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Lawn Bowling Club 4255 Wallace St, Port Alberni, BC.
May you rest in peace. Every day I shed a tear for you. We will deeply miss you today and every day. Ciao. Love you.
Stories and condolences may be left for the family at www.chapelofmemories.ca
Celebration of Life
Alberni Valley Lawn Bowling Club
4255 Wallace Street
Elio Angelo Bressan
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August 15, 2019
Elio was a friend of my parents, Rino & Silvia, who shared many “bicere di vino” with him at the numerous house parties they attended. Elio loved to have fun with his Italian buddies, and had an infectious laugh. As a young girl, I remember him playing bocce with all the other Italian “bucks”, at our place. And those picnics! Singing folk songs from the homeland, clinking glasses, discussing strategic bocce moves - that generation sure knew how to have fun together! I’m sure he leaves a memorable, loving legacy for his children and grandchildren. My sincere condolences to the family.
August 1, 2019
Condoglianze sincere da tutta la famiglia di Emilio Bressan e Tina.
Salvarosa di Castelfranco veneto 31 7 2019