Armando Alterio

Armando Alterio

Feb. 1, 1942 ~ Feb. 22, 2014

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Armando Alterio on February 22, 2014 at the age of 72.

Predeceased by his mother Generosa Baldassarre; father Sebastiano Alterio of Italy and brother Domenico Alterio of Venezuela.

Armando is survived by his wife of 47 years, Rosa Alterio (nee Cuglietta); his two daughters Genny (Jared) of Kamloops, BC and Nadia (Cory) of Kelowna, BC; his grandson Matteo; his sister Massima (Claudio); brother Francesco; his nieces Elisabetta and Paola.

Armando was born in the town of Navelli, Province of L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy. As a young man, he joined the department of firefighters in the Vigili del Fuoco in the 36 Corso.

In July 1965, Armando immigrated to Kitimat, BC., Canada, where he worked as a carpenter and married Rosa in 1967.

They then moved to Kamloops, BC in June 1972 to raise a family. Armando worked for the BC Ministry of Forests, Corrections KRCC District Kamloops and the British Columbia Buildings Corporation until his retirement in 2002. He was also a honourable member of the Italian Columbo Lodge.

In 2003, Armando and Rosa moved to beautiful Osoyoos, BC and spent their winters snow birding in Mesa, Arizona.

Armando was an active member of the Osoyoos Golf & Country Club. He had an impressive ability to hit a ball with incredible precision and skill. He was also very passionate about working in the garden and his love for restoring furniture combined with his strong work ethic and incredible eye for detail made him an extraordinary man of his trade.

After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Armando is now at peace.

The Alterio family would like to express their gratitude and thanks to the Kelowna Cancer Clinic, Penticton Oncology Dept., Osoyoos Health Unit, and the Palliative Care Unit at South Okanagan General Hospital. At Armando’s request, there will be no funeral service, rather a memorial in celebration of his life. Date TBA.

Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family at the Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service and Crematorium in Osoyoos.

“Armando, you fought so hard and your courage remains an inspiration.”

Amici e vini sono meglio vecchie.
“Old friends and old wine are best.”

Teaka and Grandpa

Dad and Teaka, our Chihuahua