The family of Quinto Maida is sad to announce his passing on February 17, 2009 in Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.
Qunito was born in Aprigliano Cosenza, Italy on October 1st 1943. He immigrated to Canada in the fall of 1954.
On June 19, 1971 Quinto married the love of his life, Virginia. They settled in Castlegar, BC and raised three daughters: Catherine, Angela and Nancy. Quinto maintained homes in Castlegar and Christina Lake, and had strong roots in his adopted hometown of Nelson, BC.
Quinto led a colourful life and was truly a self-made man. He began and operated many successful businesses and will be remembered for building numerous homes in the area. As well, he owned and operated Arrow Building Supplies (Rona) for over 28 years.
Quinto had a zest for life: he lived and loved to the fullest. It didn’t matter if you were expected or not at his home, there was always room at his kitchen table for one more. He loved entertaining, and cooking was one of his passions. If he wasn’t out picking mushrooms or huckleberries, he was cooking for a crowd.
To Quinto his family was everything, and he loved having them around him at all times. His heart belonged to his grandchildren, who will miss their “dates with Papa” and the ice cream that followed.
He was predeceased by his father Frank, mother Virginia, brother Leonard and sister Dora (Tassone).
Quinto is survived by his loving wife Virginia, his three daughters: Catherine, Angela (Tony), and Nancy (Conor); the lights of his life, his grandchildren: Christina, Jaxon, Nathan and Angelina; his brother Gino (Emma) and sister Connie, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He will be missed by all whose lives he touched.
“We love you Papa”
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Cathedral of Mary immaculate in Nelson, B.C. February 24, 2009 @ 11:00 a.m., Father Jim Ratcliffe, Celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the KBRH Foundation, ER Department, www.KBRHHealthfoundation.ca
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Castlegar Funeral Chapel (250-365-3222).