Louis Sanservino

Sanservino, Louis Joseph

March 12, 1918 – November 19, 2008

It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of Louie Sanservino on Wednesday, November 19, 2008, in Revelstoke’s Queen Victoria Hospital. Predeceased by his loving wife Nan, his brother Jimmy, and sisters Carmen, Victoria, and Rose, Louie is survived by his children Mary Ellen (Michael) and Janice, and by his brother Nick and sister Mary. Son of Giuseppe and Filomena Sanseverino, Louie was born and raised in Revelstoke BC. With the exception of service in the Second World War and some time in Vancouver, he always called Revelstoke home. Louie was committed to family, friends, and community. He was a good and honourable man with a great sense of humour, especially when telling stories of his early days in Revelstoke.

Louie will be remembered as a sportsman par excellence, regardless of whether it was umpiring little league ball games, fishing up on Lake Revelstoke, making the three star selection at the Friday night hockey game, or giving strength training advice at the gym. But it was as a golfer that Louie really shone. He was a true student of the game. Louie took a special joy in spending time on the golf course with new golfers, always encouraging them to develop their game. Of course, Louie loved nothing more than turning in a golf score that was less than his age, something he did frequently over the past fifteen years. In his 90+ years on earth Louie touched many lives. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by family, friends, and community.

No formal service by request. A celebration of Louie’s life will be held in Revelstoke in the spring, after the golf season starts: information on the celebration to follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Revelstoke Hospice Society Box 3133, Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0. Condolences may be made at msanseve@gmail.com (Mary Ellen Sanseverino).

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, technicians, and support staff at the Queen Victoria Hospital, the nurses and home care workers with Revelstoke Community Care Nursing, and members of the Hospice Society for the wonderful care provided to Louie. And to all who spent time with him, called, and wrote – thank you. Louie was happiest when spending time with friends and family.


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