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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, dad, nonno, brother and friend. Graziano Favaro passed away peacefully on August 12, 2012 at the age of 73 surrounded by his loving family: wife Eda, children Paul (Vanda), Michael (Draga), and Laura (Guilhem), grandchildren Marina, Julia, Marco, John, Daniel, Xavier and Luca. Graziano was born in Treviso, Italy and is survived by his brother Angelo and family in Canada as well as other siblings and family in Italy. He will be remembered for his generosity of spirit, love of friends and family, joy of singing and dedication to work. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, August 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, 1450 Delta Avenue, Burnaby, followed by a Celebration of Life at the Famee Furlane Hall, 2605 E. Pender St, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Italian Men's Choir of Canada c/o Silvano Gastaldo, 926 Henley St, New Westminster, V3M 4C4, or to the Stroke Program at VGH in memory of Graziano Favaro. Cheques can be made out to the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation and mailed to 855 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1M9 or online at www.worldclasshealthcare.ca.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Aug. 15, 2012