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Donato Petriello

October 19, 1952 - June 24, 2014


Donato was born October 19, 1952 in Cassano Irpino, Province of Avellino, Italy.  He passed away on June 24th from complications with cancer.  Donato came to the U.S. in 1955 at the age of three with his mother and two brothers to join his father in New Jersey.  He grew up in Newark and then Bloomfield, N.J.  Donato graduated from Bloomfield Senior High School in 1970, where he participated in soccer, marching band and D.E.C.A.  He attended Brock University in Welland, Ontario and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.  He later moved to Vancouver Island, B.C. and received his CGA Certification in 1985.  Since then he has worked as a private and corporate accountant. He was well loved by his clients, family and multitude of special friends.  He had a wonderful sense of humor and a great love for his family and many friends. He enjoyed playing golf and music.  He is survived by his loving wife Lynne of 25 years, daughter Laura (Dean), sons Michael and James, stepson Tim, stepdaughter Krista and 3 grandchildren, Kai, Gracie and Jessie as well as his mother Mariannina of Vashon, WA, brother Salvatore (Rebecca) of Edmonds, WA and  sister Mary Ann (Warren) of Vashon, WA and nephews Drew, Ryan, Christopher, Brett and Kevin.  His father Bartolomeo and brothers Michael and Joseph predeceased him.  There will be a celebration of life, “Cobblestock” on Saturday, August 30th at his home in Cobble Hill.

Remembrances can be made in memory of Donato to the MS Society  204-394 Duncan Street  Duncan B.C. V9L3W4 Canada


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Kathy & Bill Allen
Relation: Friend

Dear Lynne and Family:

We were deeply saddened to hear the news and although words cannot adequately express our deepest sympathies we hope this message conveys the love we had for Donato. Despite the years, distance, and circumstances Donato remained a true friend who by his grace and humor enriched our lives.

From: tom klassen
Relation: friend

I’m so sorry to hear about Donato. It was so fast.I feel I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to him.He was a great guy. tom klassen

From: Barry Castles
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

Very sorry to hear the news, Lynne. I hope you and family are doing okay. Please let me know if I can help in any way.

From: Matt & Sue Kaiser
Relation: friend

We were shocked and saddened to hear of Donatos passing. Our deepest condolences to Lynn & family. For us, all thoughts of Donato are accompanied with a smile.. he was always wearing one, and it was contagious.

From: Tim Higginson
Relation: BC Readymix Concrete Association

I was shocked when I heard the news of Donato’s passing. Donato was a joy to be around at BC Readymix functions. Friendly and always upbeat, great fun to golf with! He will be missed. My condolences to Lynne and the family.

From: Steve Minchuk Agassiz Ready Mix
Relation: friend in the readymix industry

You were always a smiley man had great times with you at all the functions within the concrete industry.I will miss talking to you but I will never forget! Smile down at all of us we know u will. Condolences to your family.

From: Chelsey Sweet-Coulter
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

Donato was like a Dad to me, his son Mike has been my best friend for the past seven years. “Never say good-bye because saying good-bye means going away and going away means forgetting”

From: David Denley
Relation: co worker

I am very sorry to hear Donato passed away. I enjoyed his company and his insights into the accounting profession. He helped many entrepreneurs along the way. I will miss him.

From: Larry & Cheryl Helgesen
Relation: Colleague in Concrete World

We would like to send our condolences to Donato’s family. He was well liked in the concrete world, and was always willing to offer advice or information. We considered him a friend, and he will be missed.

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