Mr. Giulio Spinelli

December 4, 1933October 27, 2012
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Giulio Spinelli, 78, of White Rock, died Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock. Mr. Spinelli was born on December 4, 1933 in Villa Pigna, Italy to Antonio and Anna Spinelli. He worked as an electrician in Italy. He immigrated to Canada in 1956, moving first to Edmonton before settling in Vancouver. Mr. Spinelli worked as an independent contractor for Quadra Stone as a truck driver for many years. In 1961 he married Gwen Bakun. His wife, Gwen preceded him in death in 1972. Mr. Spinelli is survived by his brother, Luciano of Villa Pigna, Italy, sons, Robert of Salem, Oregon, and Tony of Moscow, Russia, one grandson and more friends than can be counted. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 6 at 11:00 am at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre in Surrey, BC. Interment will be at Fraser Cemetery in New Westminster.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 6, 2012
  • Celebration of Life Service Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Mr. Giulio Spinelli

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Olga Gill

March 18, 2013

Dear Vince,
I am so very sorry to learn that your dear Papa has passed on. Remembering his beautiful smile and laughter brings a smile. He will always be with you. Those who have memories to cherish have love forever.
Warm hugs from Olga and Julia Gill xxoo

Sergio Spinelli

November 13, 2012

27 October 2012: The day God took you.

It was the shocking news that brought tears to my eyes.
And you made me remember what it was like to cry.
it's been the time for you to say goodbye and on that dreadful day, God decided it was your time, your time to go, so He took your life away.
And everyone felt the pain, the pain that you had been suffering for so long.
It's harder than I ever thought life could be without you.
So I will always think of you and I will always know that you'll be looking down on us keeping us safe, just like you were until the day that God decided that it was your time to go and we cried as the rain fell that day.
Little drops of rain, whisper of the pain, tears of love lost in the days gone by.
I hope you will remember the day the family gathered around your casket to see you with the look of happiness on your face, knowing that we were all there to show you that we cared a lot about you…you couldn't even imagine how much.
I still sit here and think about you, at all the special days of our lives together.
But there is one thing that I know will never change: is the love towards my dear uncle that has come my way.
I really wish you could be there again for a little last while, so that I could take your hands and feel the warmth of your soul…
That's why I'll say a prayer and light a candle from here, hoping you could see it from there…
Just remember that no matter where I am at, your little “boccia” will always be in your heart.
As you will be forever in mine.

Your devoted nephew, Sergio.

November 9, 2012

Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to you Bob and Tony. We will miss Giulio, his humor and his " grounding" good sense.
Nelly Segat and family.
Mandi Giulio.

Luciano Spinelli

November 9, 2012

Memory Eternal.

That is what I will remember, your bravery and your love
that caring wise and watchful eye which now peers at us from above.
I wish I knew you more years ago, with your sly smile and charm
seventy eight years of slicked back hair and a lovely family of your own.
I knew the man you became, the brother who I adore
the leader of a family who gave us more and more.
There were so many lessons most important how to fight
to be proud of who we are, stand up with all our might.
Through all the important moments you made sure to be there
when I married with my woman you went through all you could bear.
The enemy had made a comeback, but you wouldn't let me know
you grinned and bared the pain, but I saw you lose your glow.
When in August I came to see you, determined to give you strength
refusing to believe anything could hurt you at least not to any length.
That last day I answered a call, my heart dropped and I knew
your time with us was wearing thin, I knew that I was losing you.
Surrounded in love and admiration, I stayed with you as your guide
and the sun shone on your face as you began to switch sides.
A week later I still ache to see you, to hear you laugh or see your smile
I'd willingly bear a harder load just to talk for a little while.
That is what I'll remember, your bravery and your love
that caring wise and watchful eye that now peers at us from above.

Every day I will take a minute of silence in memory of you because I miss you and I want you to come back home.

Your devoted brother, Luciano.

Jack Procter

November 7, 2012

Dear Giulio,

I have often thought of you over the past months as you underwent your medical therapy. How difficult that must have been for you,robbing you of your vigour, and energy,
and preventing you from doing the things you enjoyed.
I have missed seeing you around and enjoying our interesting discussions. How many times over the years did you pull into my driveway when you were coming or going, while I happened to be gardening, and we'd chat for a few minutes. I will miss that and I will miss you Giulio.
Good-bye, good friend, and rest in peace.

Graziella Tarli

November 7, 2012

Giulio a great cousin away on the other side of the world, but always in my heart.
I will miss your hugs and your laugh.
Rest in Peace Giulio

Sergio Spinelli

November 6, 2012

...death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal...
I miss you, now and forever.
Your devoted nephew, Sergio.

Emil and Phyllis Nagy

November 6, 2012

A wonderful person ,great sense of humor.Our thoughts are with you Vince and your family.

November 4, 2012

Dear Giulio's family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you now. We always enjoyed our visits to White Rock and sharing stories with your Dad, and of course eating the wonderful produce from his garden.

Take care,

Owen, Andrea, Aiden, Olivia & Amanda Procter

November 3, 2012

Our hearfelt condolences to Tony and Bob from our whole family. He was a good friend and neighbor. Rest in Peace Giulio.

Colin, Marion Procter and family
Ian & Katie, Owen & Andrea & family, Brent, Lia, Atira, Maili & Bella