Obituary - Egidio Trasolini


Egidio Trasolini

September 3, 1930 – October 11, 2023

On October 11, 2023, Egidio Trasolini, sadly, passed away, surrounded by his loving family; he loved to the end, and now rests with the angels. He was immensely loved by his family and friends and anyone that knew him.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Iolanda, of 66 years and his children Edoardo (Dorice), Susanna (David), Franco (Donna), Paolo (Christine). His grandchildren Marina, Diana, Robert, Marc, Cristina, Andrew, Sarina, Tianna, Alessandro, Matteo, Luca and Francesca along with his great-grandchildren Maia, Sofia, Leo, Isla, Bennett, Sienna, Audrey, Gia, Jackson, Anthony, and his large extended Italian family.

Born in Torrice, Frosinone, Italy on September 3, 1930 to his father and mother Gerardo and Anna Trasolini, he was one of five children. Egidio, a pioneer, Italian immigrant and natural entrepreneur came to Canada in 1950. Driven, he started his family, had four children and worked hard at his asphalt paving business in Vancouver.

In 1968, Egidio was introduced to Point Roberts and he instantly fell in love. In 1977 he had a dream to build a marina in Point Roberts, with the first boats taking moorage in 1979. His dream became a reality. Point Roberts was his paradise, and his home away from home. Egidio was an avid fisherman, anything to provide for his family, it was all about the catch! He took great pride in tending his garden, often greeted by a passer-by or neighbor, always ready to give a little advice, a tomato, or a word of encouragement.

Egidio or, as we say, Nonno, would often travel Edwards Drive to bring his family garden vegetables, fruit or anything that he had caught. His family was his life, there was no greater joy or prize than this. He lived life with great determination and passion. He loved life and loved each family gathering, always giving a piece of wisdom especially to his grandchildren. He made his life, and his mark solely with his Christian values, love for his family and dedication to be a good, humble, loving person. We miss Dad, Nonno and Egidio, he blessed our lives forever, and his spirit, work ethic, tenacity, and persistence for life will live forever in all of us.

“Arrivaderci Roma,” Dad would say, I’ll see you again.