Lieu de naissance : Aiello Calabro, Cosenza, Italie
Date de naissance : 18 août 1915
Lieu de décès : Kamloops, Colombie Britannique, Canada
Date de décès : 11 juin 2012
On Monday, June 11, 2012, Francesco Caputo passed away peacefully in his family home in Kamloops at the age of 96.
Francesco was born on August 18, 1915 in Aiello Calabro, Cosenza, Italy and was the oldest of seven children.
He was predeceased by his parents Gaspare Giuseppe and Angela, and his brothers and sisters: Michele, Giovanni, Giuseppina, Elena, and Ortenzia.
Francesco is survived by his wife of 67 years, Rosaria and his two sons, Joe (Alba) and John (Rose). He also leaves behind his six grandchildren: Rosie (Dan) Worsfold, Ellie (Beau) Bradley, Mary (Doug) LaRoche, Fran Boettger (Mike), Frank (Odette) Caputo, and Michael (Tamara) Caputo, along with his great grandchildren: Juliana, Noah, Jordan, Quinn, Haylee, Andrew, Elliot, Mikara, and Kateri all of Kamloops. As well, he is survived by his sister, Antonia (Antonio) Caputo of Italy. He also leaves to mourn his passing, many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.
Francesco and his family immigrated to Canada in 1961 with the dream of a better life. They immediately found a home on the north shore of Kamloops and he worked for CN Railway for many years. Francesco will always be remembered as an avid gardener and could always be found tending to his many trees and plants in his yard. His grandchildren and great grandchildren were his pride and joy and he loved playing with them.
The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to all the caregivers who took such good care of Dad right until he took his last breath.
The Reverend Father Peter Nguyen will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church. Entombment to follow at Evergreen Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation in memory of Francesco.
Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenings.com
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Services, 250-374-1454.