Obituaries

Maria Ruscitti
B: 1929-10-13
D: 2018-10-09
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Ruscitti, Maria
Annunziata Larosa
B: 1936-05-18
D: 2018-10-08
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Larosa, Annunziata
Lauretta Di Tomaso
B: 1928-05-30
D: 2018-10-06
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Di Tomaso, Lauretta
Iolanda Marino
B: 1926-06-04
D: 2018-10-05
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Marino, Iolanda
Luigi Porco
D: 2018-10-04
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Porco, Luigi
Alex Leitch
B: 1944-07-23
D: 2018-10-04
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Leitch, Alex
Nicolaos Dikeakos
B: 1924-12-18
D: 2018-09-28
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Dikeakos, Nicolaos
Giuseppina Benedet
B: 1934-10-31
D: 2018-09-27
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Benedet, Giuseppina
Renato Finamore
D: 2018-09-25
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Finamore, Renato
Filomena Tinaburri
B: 1928-07-30
D: 2018-09-25
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Tinaburri, Filomena
Rachela Cristiano
B: 1932-08-13
D: 2018-09-19
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Cristiano, Rachela
Isena Osellame
B: 1928-08-22
D: 2018-09-18
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Osellame, Isena
Francesco Scali
D: 2018-09-15
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Scali, Francesco
Giuseppe Calandra
B: 1932-03-20
D: 2018-09-06
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Calandra, Giuseppe
Larry Heppner
B: 1959-03-26
D: 2018-09-05
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Heppner, Larry
Stefica Novosel
D: 2018-09-04
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Novosel, Stefica
Antonietta Borzillo
B: 1933-12-02
D: 2018-09-03
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Borzillo, Antonietta
Lidija Cigic
B: 1931-01-01
D: 2018-09-01
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Cigic, Lidija
Clementina Pagliaro
B: 1935-11-09
D: 2018-08-31
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Pagliaro, Clementina
Helen Dobrota
D: 2018-08-29
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Dobrota, Helen
Slavica Sangulin
B: 1934-04-28
D: 2018-08-26
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Sangulin, Slavica

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Tony Slavin, Former Owner / Consultant

Tony is a fourth generation funeral director and was born, raised and attended school in North Burnaby.  He began his funeral service career in 1985 working alongside his father and grandfather.  He received his professional training at B.C.I.T. through the B.C. Provincial Apprenticeship program.
Tony was actively involved with the B.C. Funeral Service Association from 1986 – 1999 and served a two year term as president from 1995 – 1997. He has been involved with other community organizations including Burnaby Hospice and the Knights of Columbus.
Tony is proud of his family heritage and service to the Burnaby and Vancouver Communities.

Devan Wilkie, Assistant Manager

Devan graduated from Western School of Funeral Services in 2001 with the honor of receiving the ethics award. He advanced throughout the years to become manager of a local family owned funeral home.  Devan is committed to all the small details and ensuring each family is served with patience and compassion.
Devan enjoys his free time hanging out with the neighbours and spending time watching his young family explore.

Dean Buchignani, Funeral Director & Embalmer

Dean was born and raised in B.C. and has lived his whole life in our beautiful province. He is an avid fly fisherman and hunter, and loves spending time with family and friends in the outdoors. He grew up and received his high school and Funeral Service education in Vancouver. He has had the privilege of serving families in there time of need for over 30 years.

Graham Steen, Funeral Director & Embalmer

Paige Tesluck, Office Manager & Funeral Director - Apprentice

Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. I have enjoyed a very eclectic background in a wide range of fields.
I am committed to making a difference, and a sense of purpose in everything I do.
My free time is devoted to my passion for animals.

Christina Bissonette, Funeral Director - Apprentice

Born and raised in BC, Christina lived in various towns within the interior before eventually making her way out to Vancouver.   After settling in, she decided to begin work in a career in which she felt her attention to detail, empathetic personality and strong sense of integrity would be able to help those in need. During her days off, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family, friends and her cat Hedwig.

Amy Woods, Funeral Director - Apprentice

I am a dreamer.  A dancer.  A mother.  I am redefining.  I am trying to take all the things I have learned and become and transform them into something fulfilling and purposeful.  To find out where I can be of value.  Helping people navigate loss and co creating the choices that have to be made during this difficult time feels natural to me.  So does making it meaningful.



Valeria Ingo, Administrator

I was born and raised in the beautiful island of Sicily.  I have a masters degree in Euro-American Languages and Literature from the University of Palermo.  I met my husband, a Vancouverite, in 2012 while teaching Italian in the French city of Grenoble.  I quickly relocated with him to Vancouver and shortly thereafter began working at the Italian Cultural Centre.  I love coming up with interesting and novel ways to share the Italian language and culture with interested people.

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