Mario Stefano Francescut passed away with his family by his side after a long battle with cancer on July 5, 2018, at the age of 82. Predeceased by parents Giuseppe and Giovanna, siblings Angelo (Anna), Giovanni (Catrina) and Angela (Luigi) and mother-in-law Arcangela Baggio. Survived by his devoted wife of 52 years, Itala, children Stefano (Bobbi), Matthew (Sherry) and Barbara (Timothy), grandchildren Jacqueline, Jonathan, Simon and Marcus, and adorable great-grandson William.
Mario was born July 7, 1935, in San Giovanni di Casarsa, Italy. He stayed through his youth until he left Italy as a young adult looking for work. He spent time in France and Switzerland before immigrating to Canada where he started his family. Mario worked hard all his life to provide a better life for his family here and abroad. He valued family more than anything and everything he did was done for the betterment of his family.
We want to thank the nurses and doctors at Sturgeon Community Hospital for the excellent care provided until the end, Dr. Elghol, his homecare nurses, and the doctors and staff at the Cross Cancer Institute.
St. Dominic Savio Catholic Church, 14406 62 St NW, will provide Prayer Service on Wednesday July 11 at 7:00 pm and Funeral Service Thursday, July 12 at 11:00 am with lunch to follow on site.