It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Rodi De Vuono on September 13, 2012. He passed in the presence of his loving family after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Rodi was born in Nelson, BC on July 25,1968. He attended Central Elementary, Trafalgar, and L.V. Rogers Secondary School where he developed a great talent and passion for mechanics. Rodi received his Red Seal Ticket in heavy duty mechanics in 1993, and worked for the City of Nelson for 22 years with his most recent position as Garage/Transit Superintendant.
Rodi’s talents went beyond his mastery of mechanics, and he built his family home with great attention to detail. His love for music was inspirational. He was a member of the band “The Sonny Boys” who performed throughout the Kootenays and the Okanagan. His passion for the outdoors was evident in his love for hunting, dirt biking, mountain biking, and skiing.
Above all, Rodi’s greatest love was his family.
He leaves behind the love of his life Tera and his beautiful children Rachel and Christopher, father Franco mother Ada, sister Diana Andriani (Frank) niece Cristina and nephew Daniel, sister in law Joanna Sokolic (Schaun) and niece Isla, mother in law Linda Gray (George), father in law Terry Sokolic (Joanne), and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and many dear friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate in Nelson, BC on September 20, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Entombment will take place at the Nelson Mausoleum and reception to follow at the St. Joseph School Hall.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made, at the Nelson and District Credit Union, for a bursary in Rodi’s name to a deserving trade’s student.
“It’s not the years in your life that count, but the life in your years”
Rodi will be greatly missed by all.
On line condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.