Lorenzo Giustiniani Barugolo
Lorenzo went to his final rest on
January 26, 2015.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ada Brocca and Mario Barugolo. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Gina, devoted daughter Adina and son-in-law Jeff Oberacher of Qualicum Beach, sister Daniela Taylor of Lowell Arkansas, USA, extended family in British Columbia, and many relatives in Italy. Lorenzo was born in Venice, Italy on December 20, 1941 in Palazzo Giustiniani. He served in the Italian Navy from the age of 18 to 20. He was on the rowing team for the Seven Seas Republics. Lorenzo moved to Canada in 1964 to marry the love of his life Gina. He worked in the Pulp Mill in Port Alberni for 20 years and then moved back to Italy where he returned to his former profession as owner/operator of a motoscafi (water taxi) on the canals of Venice. One of his favorite things was playing tour guide aboard “The Canuck” where he met many fascinating people from politicians to movie stars. He enjoyed a variety of interests including golf, fishing, and playing cards at the Cavalotti Italian Lodge. Lorenzo was a proud Venetian who never forgot his roots.
A memorial service will be held at 11am on Wednesday February 4, 2015 at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1720 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, BC with reception to follow.
The chapel will open at 10am for friends and family wishing a quiet moment of condolence.