In the early morning hours of Sunday, October 2, 2016, Gino Bernava passed away after a lengthy illness. He was born on November 19, 1927 in Valvasone, Italy. He left home at the age of 18 years to work in the coal mines in Belgium before finally making his home in Canada in 1950.
Gino worked for CPRail for over 32 years and built up a lifetime of fond memories of people, places and their histories. He always had a ready smile for all children he encountered and was well known for his high fives. He loved his family, taught his grandsons many valuable lessons, enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, long walks and drives throughout our beautiful province.
Left to mourn his passing are: Monica, his beloved wife of 56 years; his son Luigi (Rosetta) and grandsons Robert and Adrian, as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews both in Canada and Italy.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 6th at 1pm at Christ The Servant Parish with internment of ashes to follow at Westlawn Cemetery.
All are welcome to attend and celebrate his life.