Raffaele passed away with his family by his side on July 6, 2016 just six days short of his 82nd birthday. He is fondly remembered and sadly missed by his wife, Giovannina, Predeceased by his mother, Serafina Dominelli, and father, Bruno Timpano of Italy. Dearly missed by his loving children, Bruno Timpano (Susan) of Penticton, BC, Serafina Frechette (David) of Kelowna, BC, Domenico Timpano of Penticton, BC, and Antonio Timpano (Shelley) of Vermillion AB; and beloved grandchildren, Kevan, Jenny, Nicole, Niko, Jolaine and Juli, plus Chylanne (Kai) and Cole. He leaves behind many brothers and sisters and their spouses, Cosimo (Pina) of Ontario, Lina (Sam) of Ontario, Rosa (Michele) of Milano, Italy, Mario (Stella) of Ontario, Gina (Guido) of Ontario, Rita (Nazzareno) of Serra San Bruno, Italy, and Maria (Nazzareno) of Serra San Bruno, Italy. He is predeceased by brothers Bruno (Sara) of Ontario and Fernando (Pina) of Ontario, as well as in-laws Nicola, Angelina. Ned, Elizabeth. Natale (Maria) , Bruno, Sara and niece Katie. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends in Canada and Italy. Raffaele worked hard and lived to create a better life for his family. His main purpose was loving, caring and providing for his family. He worked for 31 years at Structurlam Products LP, where they called him The General. He loved to build and fix things and always took pleasure in helping others. Raffaele appreciated the outdoors and walked many, many miles each day. He looked forward to going to hockey games, family picnics, and Grandma’s wonderful pasta dinners. He loved to tell stories, make people laugh, and took pride in his children and grandchildren’s achievements.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 10:30 am at St Ann’s Catholic Church, 1296 Main Street, Penticton, BC, V2A 5G2. A special thank you goes out to the staff at Westview Place for all their kindness, care and compassion.
Condolences may be sent to the family through www.providencefuneralhomes.com.