It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Freddy Salvador at 92 years old after a short illness.
His passing has taken a piece of our heart and there are no words to describe the void we all feel inside.
Dad was born in Valvasone, Italy and passed away in Burnaby where he lived for the last 41 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Vilma (nee Bomben), son Silvano (Maria) and their daughter - Christina; his daughter Lorena and her two daughters: Nikki and Vanessa. He is also survived by his three sisters: Derna, Bruna, and Elisa and predeceased by his parents Angelo and Luigia (nee De Paoli) Salvador, sisters Rosina, Seconda, Nella, and Maria and brothers Baci and Evaristo.
Dad moved to Canada to start a new life in 1951 where he spent 7 years before travelling back to Italy on
vacation where he met our Mom. They married in Zoppola, Italy on October 4, 1958 after which Dad returned
to Canada by himself. Mom departed Italy several months later in 1959 to start her life with Dad in
Vancouver, BC. Their first child, Silvano was born in 1959 and 5 years later Lorena was born.
The love he had for his family was immeasurable and the greatest gift he received was becoming a “nonno” to
his three beautiful grand daughters - Nikki, Vanessa and Christina whom he loved so very much.
Anybody who knew him loved hearing his infectious laughter and felt an instant connection to his kind, jovial and loving personality. Dad enjoyed reading and always kept up to date with world news and current events. He enjoyed watching many different sports but his greatest passion was soccer. You could always count on him for an interesting conversation when discussing historical topics such as the Roman empire or any of the major wars.
We would like to thank all our relatives, friends and coworkers who have reached out to us during these most
difficult and trying times. A service for Dad will be announced at a later date.
We love you and miss you dear husband, father, and nonno.