Lilio Cappellini, a beloved member of his community, passed away peacefully at Burnaby General Hospital on July 2, 2023, at the age of 94. He was born on March 5, 1929, in Piombino, Livorno, Italy. Lilio is survived by his wife, Gilda Cappellini, and his children, Lilia Coletta (John) and Dennis Cappellini (Rita). He was preceded in death by his brother Sergio Cappellini and his grandson Daniel Coletta. Lilio will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Michael Coletta (Alannah), Alex Coletta, Tano Cappellini, and Eliana Cappellini, as well as his nieces, nephews, and friends.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects during the visitation at Bell Burnaby Funeral Home, located at 4276 Hastings Street, Burnaby, BC, on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held the following day, July 19, 2023, at Holy Cross Parish, 1450 Delta Ave, Burnaby, BC, at 11:00 a.m. The entombment service will take place at Ocean View Burial Park (South Mausoleum), located at 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby, BC, at 12:45 p.m.

In honor of Lilio’s memory, the family kindly requests donations to be made to either the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia in lieu of flowers. Lilio’s compassionate nature and the impact he had on those around him will be deeply missed but forever cherished by all who knew him.

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