February 24, 1929 -August 28, 2014

Paolo Xotta, our beloved husband, father, and Nonno passed away at his home on August 28, 2014. Paolo was born in the northern Italian town of Priabona along with eight other siblings.

Like many at the time, he was anxious to provide a better life for his family and immigrated to Campbell River in 1956. He worked in construction and forestry, then at Elk Falls mill for 25 years until his retirement.

Paolo enjoyed his garden, making wine, and was an avid bowler for many years. His passion though, was his family. He was a constant source of guidance and support and was ever ready to arrive with his tool belt. Many of the most vivid memories for family and friends are of Paolo with a drill, a saw or a shovel making sure things were done right.

He is survived by his wife Gemma, daughter Antonietta, sons Elio (Jill) and Peter (Yvonne); granddaughters Stacey (Eddie), Dayna (Kevin), Alyson and Kyra, and great-grandsons Landon, Liam and Nolan.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Paolo’s name can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Campbell River Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice.

A funeral mass will take place at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church at 3pm, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.

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