In Memory of



Obituary for Bruno Racozzi

With great sorrow we announce the passing of Bruno Racozzi at the
Brockville General Hospital on Sunday, December 4th, 2022, at the age of 83.
Bruno leaves to mourn his wife of 57 years, Nicole (Bérubé), daughter
Christina (Jonathan Patterson) and their sons Alexander and
Christian, son Tony (Sue Evans) and their daughter Téa.
Bruno is predeceased by his parents Antonio Racozzi and Angela (Santin)
and granddaughters Jessica and Daniella Patterson.

Bruno was born in Rovigno, Italy (now Rovinj, Croatia) September 15 th, 1939.
He and his family immigrated to Canada December 4 th, 1952,
exactly 70 years to the date of his passing, and they settled in Malartic, Québec
in the dead of winter. As a young man he worked in a bakery followed by a career
in mining in both Québec and New Brunswick with his later career in equipment sales.
Fluent in Italian, French and English, and with a good-humored personality,
he forged many lasting friendships. Bruno joined PHQ Global Group in the
mid 1990’s where he and his lifelong friend, Bill Quesnel went on many
trips to Val d’Or, Québec and Governor, N.Y. While travelling they listened
to 60’s music and reminisced about their “old” mining stories. Later he
accompanied Rob Lee on trips to the Val d’Or area driving across “The Park”
talking about anything and everything, but mostly mining. Bruno was an avid reader and
history enthusiast. Coming from a post- World War II setting, he had particular interest in European war history and with his keen intellect could recount and expound upon historical events.

He loved cooking and wine, baking bread, and sharing meals with friends
and family. Bruno and Nicole shared a lifetime of experiences together.
Bruno was a kind and generous family man, and he was very proud of his children and
grandchildren, loving to hear news of their academic and athletic

Bruno was an animal lover and will be missed by his feline
friends Chase & Rosie whom he fed every morning at 8 AM sharp!

Special thanks to Dr. Heseltine, Medical Floor, and to the wonderful team
at the Palliative Care Unit of the Brockville General Hospital. Your
dedication and wonderful care meant a lot to Bruno and his family. Also, we
are grateful to Casey, our wonderful homecare nurse who helped Bruno in
his fight against cancer and will to live, and as well to our caring friend,

Keeping with Bruno’s wishes there will not be a public visitation. A private family
gathering will be held at the Irvine Funeral Home 4 James St., E., Brockville.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ontario SPCA Leeds & Grenville Animal Centre
or your local SPCA Animal Centre will be greatly appreciated by the family.
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