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July 9, 1950 - June 19, 2024

In loving memory ~

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the sudden passing of Gabriele (Gabe) on Wednesday June 19th, 2024 at the age of 73. Born in Italy, moved to Ottawa, ON in 1968 and residing for the past 21 years in Comox, BC.Survived by his loving wife of 31 years Kelsey Blachford. And his son Silvio. His step-children Carol, twins Henry (Yvonne) and Sue Miller. His granddaughter, Angeleena and four step grandchildren. His brother Romeo (Genuina), his sister Maria (Reinhard Bauer). And many nieces, nephews and cousins.Predeceased by his daughter, Maria Rita (who lived for four short days in 1976). Also predeceased by his parents, Urbano and Domenica Donatucci. Friends may pay their respects at Piercy's-Mt. Washington Funeral Home on July 5th. Visitation 10-11 followed by Celebration of Life in the Chapel 11-12, For those of you that can't join us in person the service will be live streamed on Piercy's Mt Washington website:

Burial at Courtenay Civic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to mental health or Kidney Foundation.

Rest in Peace, Gabe!


 Piercy's Mt. Washington Funeral Home

Service Details

Celebration of Life
Friday, July 5, 2024
11:00 AM
Piercy's-Mt. Washington Funeral Home

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