Vincenzo Crisanti passed away peacefully in Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke at the age of 85 on November 25, 2012. He was born on March 4, 1927 in Casacalenda, Italy. He travelled to Canada at the age of 25, with little money in his pocket and not speaking any English. Eventually, he settled in Revelstoke where he was a dedicated and hard working employee, retiring from CP Rail.
His dream was to create a better life for himself and his family and he achieved that. He married his devoted wife Antoinette in1954. He leaves his sons Don, and his wife Mary, and Gino and his wife, Robyn. He will be very fondly remembered by his six grandchildren, Michael, Devin, Kaitlin, Kenna, Mitchell and Taryn.
Family was most important to Vince and he lit up whenever his sons and their families came to visit. Poppa understood the value of education and attended every graduation ceremony of which his grandchildren were a part. He also loved his friends and his garden, growing lovely vegetables for as long as he was able.
The family wishes to thank all those who provided such loving and dedicated care and assistance to Vince and Antoinette in recent weeks. Thank you to Dr. MacDonald and the wonderful nurses as well as friends Vince, Jack, Dominic and Richard whose visits meant so much.
Prayers were offered on Friday, November 30, 2012 and a Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 510 MacKenzie Avenue, Revelstoke, B.C.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Queen Victoria Hospital Auxiliary are most appreciated.