God required a great carpenter and called our husband, father, nonno, brother, uncle, cousin, and devoted friend for help.
Gino Caputo passed away peacefully in the early morning of March 9, 2023, at the Palliative Care Unit in Nanaimo, B.C. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Teresa; their two children, Antonio (Dianna) and Rosa (Walter); his seven grandchildren, Scotia, Irene, Elise, Alena, Gino, Stephanie (Spencer), and Michael; and his brother, Emilio (Pauline).
Born on October 17, 1935, in Grimaldi, Italy, Gino immigrated to Canada in 1960. It was here, in the growing town of Prince Rupert, B.C., where he met his second family: Bob (Gwen) Eby, Buck (Ethel) Eby, and their sons, Brian (Liz), Dennis (Cathy), and Gordon (Jeannie). Through time and hard work, he built a reputation of a highly skilled finish carpenter and was asked to join Eby and Sons Construction as a partner.
He enjoyed a successful career which allowed him to pursue other endeavours. He became part of a victorious curling team that won several competitions. Later in life, he discovered golf and was blessed to win three gold medals, two silver medals and one bronze medal at the BC Senior Games.
Gino was a passionate and hardworking father, business partner, and friend. All who knew him were embraced by his immense joy and light. He will be greatly missed.
He goes now to join his sisters Antonia, Ester, Giuseppina, and Maria, and his brother Mike, along with many beloved relatives and friends. They are all waiting for him. His life continues with his memory in those that remain.
The family wishes to thank all of the doctors, nurses, health care aides, volunteers and other incredible care professionals who were a part of this journey. Thank you for your warmth, care, and support – it is appreciated more than can be put into words.
The Funeral Service was conducted by Reverend Al Dudiak in the Sequoia Centre, at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC, on Friday, March 17 at 2:00 pm, followed by committal at Royal Oak Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Canadian Liver Foundation, Vancouver, B.C.
Nessuno muore sulla terra finche vive nel cuore di chi resta.
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Tony and Zia Vienna
Sending sincere condolences to all of you during this difficult time. May you find comfort in his memory. Gino will be missed greatly.
Zia Vienna and Tony Caputo
Tony, Brenda Addis
Beautiful service to remember a good man and friend. Unable to attend but we send our heartfelt love to the family. We have a lot of fond memories visiting with Gino and Teresa.
Lucia and Matteo Piscopo, Edmonton
Dear Teresa and family
Sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved Gino.
May he rest in peace.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sal & Marlene Di Leta
Sending condolences to Gino’s family from Sal and Marlene Di Leta… May he rest in peace. Will be missed by all that knew him
Condolences to Mrs. Caputo, Tony, Rosa and the whole family. I have many fond memories of Gino growing up and one of my greatest pleasures was going to his home for visits as a kid. Gino always made you feel included and he would go out of his way to talk to you and make you feel important. Those who knew him will have many happy memories to remember him by and he will never be forgotten as we all have a special story to share of him and wonderful memories.
Love, Mimmo Ciccone and Family.
Famiglia Pucci Fiore
Ciao zio Gino, qui dall’Italia ti arriva il nostro più grande saluto. Grazie per tutte le chiacchierate fatte al telefono e per le videochiamate.Ti vogliamo bene zio, resterai nei nostri ricordi.
Love you !
Our sincere condolences to all of you.
Our prayer is that you will find comfort in the wonderful memories you have of Gino. He will be missed.
Zia Teresa and family,sending our heartfelt condolences for the loss of our beloved uncle Gino. We will always remember him for his kindness and generosity.
We will miss his chats on the phone and will forever cherish the special times we shared and the wonderful memories. Zio Gino rest in peace (a great man).
Sending Love and Prayers to you all.
Nipoti Pasquale, Filomena and family❤
Lisa and Ascanio
Our heartfelt condolences to Teresa, Tony, Rosa their spouses and families. Gino was a great friend and will be dearly missed. Always had a listening ear and gave good advice.
Our prayers will be with you and your family.
God Bless You
Much love, Ascanio and Lisa.
I am so sorry to hear of Gino’s passing. My condolences to you all.
Gino and you all will be in my prayers.
Gord and I loved Gino and the wonderful family he nurtured. Our condolences go out to all. We want especially to send out a big hug to Theresa as we know you will feel the loss the most. Much Love Jeanie and Gord
Lisa, Dan and Bella Lamarre
I have many fond memories of zio Gino: the summer picnics in Terrace, fishing on salt spring island, visits at Christmas and that huge station wagon he had in the seventies with the wood panelling on the sides. Zio Gino rebuilt the outside stairs at mom’s house after dad died, happy to lend a hand..
My condolences to the Caputo family. Gino had a warm and gentle soul. He and Teresa treated me like family during my time in Prince Rupert. Gino and Teresa’s long, loving relationship is an immaculate example for everyone.