Elio Bravo (Leo) June 8, 1933 – July 31, 2015
Elio Bravo died peacefully Friday, July 31st, 2015,
at the age of 82, in his home in Nanoose Bay, BC.
Elio was born to the late Giuseppe and Virginia Bravo, June 8, 1933, in San Vito Al Tagliamento, Italy. In 1957 he married the love of his life, Rosa Schwegler.
As one of Kitimat’s early pioneers, arriving in 1952, Elio came to Kitimat to begin his legacy. With a passion for hard work and a dream to see his new adopted home town prosper, Elio, along with his late brother, Joe Bravo, started businesses that continue to operate today. He was a member of the Kitimat Rod and Gun Club, Italian Cultural Club, Gyro’s and the Chamber of Commerce. Work, friends and family were Elio’s driving forces and he impacted all those who knew him in ways beyond measure.
Elio is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Rosa, his four children, Pino Bravo (Patricia) of Kitimat, Rosanna Bravo, Silvana Bravo and Elia Bravo of Vancouver Island; six grandchildren: Lindsey (Michael), Nikka, Alexandra, Elio, Helena and Seanna and many nieces and nephews.
Whether at work or play, Elio’s larger than life presence, booming voice and powerful hugs, will be missed by all.
Funeral Services will be held on Wed., Aug. 12, 2015 at Christ The King Catholic Church, 1760 Nalabila Blvd., Kitimat, BC, at 1:30 pm. Reception to follow after the Funeral Mass.