We Remember

RICCI, Livio

May 22, 1954 — September 2, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Livio Ricci on September 2, 2022, after a lengthy battle with cancer which he tried so hard to beat.

Livio was born to Luigi Ricci and Avenia Di Ruscio in Chieti, Italy.  He immigrated to Regina, SK in 1971 to work with his uncles and cousins, and he met the love of his life, Vivian in 1975. They married in 1976 and had three children. Livio worked in various construction trades while in Regina, including framing, home building and renovations.

In 2003, Livio moved to Kelowna, BC, where he started his own successful landscaping company. He loved to work in the gardens and enjoyed talking with many people throughout his day.

In the later years, he took up abstract painting and loved creating his vast amounts of artwork, which his family will cherish forever (livioricci.com).

Throughout his life, Livio loved returning to his home country to visit his parents, siblings, nephews, nieces, numerous relatives and friends.

Livio will be remembered for his willingness to help others, his gentle, kind manner and his devotion to his family.  His grandchildren brought him so much joy.  He was taken from us too soon and will be loved and missed forever.

Livio is survived by his wife Vivian; daughter Lana (Allan Krak), son Orlando (Melissa Braley) and son Giuliano; his grandchildren Victoria, Adam, Emma, and Brielle; and by his mother Avenia; and siblings Liliana, Roberto, Piero, and Angela.

Livio si faceva volere bene da tutti perché era una persona molto speciale, per questo tutti lo ricorderanno con tanto amore.  Riposa in pace, Livio.

We would like to thank the staff at Hospice House Kelowna for the wonderful atmosphere they create for their residents and the compassionate care they provided for Livio in his final days. Thank you to Dr. McCloskey, Dr. Carter, Dr. Bains, Dr. Amigo and many other health care providers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation.

A Memorial Service will take place on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2022, at 1:00 pm, at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2022, at 1:00 pm (PDT)

Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC

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Service Details

The service for RICCI, Livio is scheduled for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2022, at 1:00 pm (PDT). Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC

2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC


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  • Vic & Starla Kowal says:

    So sorry to hear of Livio’s passing. He was always a pleasure to be around and to work with when he was involved with the landscaping at MCT – such a positive attitude towards life and towards others. A great loss for your family and the community.

  • Fabio & Alessandra Ricci says:

    Zio sarai sempre nei nostri cuori ti ricorderemo per la tua forza e la tua gentilezza d’animo per il tuo sorriso contagioso.
    Il tempo passato insieme è sempre stato poco ma intenso di ricordi memorabili sei parte di noi, ora continua a disegnare i tuoi quadri con le nuvole in modo da poterci trasmettere le tue opere d’arte e sentirti sempre vicino a noi. Saluta il Nonno Gino e di a lui che manca come l’aria a noi tutti .
    Ti voglio bene zio
    Fabio & Alessandra
    Condoglianze a tutti zia Vivian, Lana, Allan, Orlando, Melissa e Giuliano ❤️🙏

  • Bob & Theresa Politylo says:

    Our sincere condolences Vivian, Lana & Allan, Orlando & Melissa, Giuliano and grandchildren, Livio was a truly wonderful gentle friend, . All our love and prayers to all the family..

  • Anna Barone & Nick Di Ruscio says:

    Our most heartfelt condolences to Vivian and the entire family. With Livio gone, there will be something missing next time we visit Kelowna. He will always be remembered. Hugs to you all, Anna and Lucio

  • Randy and Bernie Bozsik says:

    Our sincere condolences to Vivian and family on hearing of Livio’s passing.

  • Mary & Carmen Torriero says:

    We were so sad to hear of Livio’s passing. He was such a kind and caring man and always had a funny story to tell. We will never forget when he showed us the small tattoo of a lawn mower he had done on the top of his head. It always brings on a smile.
    We all so enjoyed his great sense of humor. Our deepest condolences Vivian, Lana, Orlando, Giuliano and Families. We know his family meant everything to him. Our thoughts are with you all during this most difficult time.

  • Shirley Walsh says:

    Dear Orlando.. My deepest sympathy to you and your Family on the passing of your dad. Warm hugs and thoughts are with you and your Family. Sincerely, Shirley Walsh

    Most sincerely,
    Shirley Walsh

  • Caulett & Dale Griesser says:

    Dear Vivian and family.. We can’t express words that we feel on the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, and our great friend. May the fond memories that Livio left behind help you find comfort at this time. Love & friendship. Caulett & Dale

  • Bob and Lynn Houle says:

    Vivian and family,
    So sorry to hear to hear of your loss. Livio will be missed by all, he was a generous, kind man.

  • Enio & Lee-Ann Ricci says:

    Our sincerest condolences to Vivian, Lana, Orlando and Giuliano and families for the loss of Livio. We also extend our condolences to Zia Avenia, Liliana, Roberto, Piero, Angela and their families.
    Riposa in pace Conpare

  • Helene Wilson says:

    Dear Vivian and family,sincere condolences on the loss of your dear husband,father and grandfather-may your cherished memories of Livio sustain you through this difficult time-I for one will miss his ready smile and friendly personality in our neighborhood-rest in peace neighbor

  • Jeff and Bev Holt says:

    We were so saddened to hear of Livio’s passing. We send our heartfelt condolences to Vivian, Orlando, Lana, Giuliano and families. Livio was such a special man and friend. He was always there to help anyone who needed. He was always so positive and never had an unkind word to say about anyone. We had so many good times together. We have missed you all so much since you left Regina. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you through this extremely difficult time. All our love. Jeff and Bev

  • Angelo & Jennifer Coppola says:

    Vivian & family we send our condolences and prayers, may you take comfort in knowing your friends care.

  • Patrizia Di Credico says:

    Caro Livio ti ricorderò sempre con tanto affetto. Condoglianze a tutta la famiglia.

  • Helene Wilson says:

    To Vivian and family members, sincere condolences on the loss of your dear husband,father and grandfather. May your cherished memories of Livio sustain you through this difficult time. Prayers and blessings to all loved ones

  • Sebastiano Deiana and Family says:

    Our deepest condolences to all the family on your loss. He will be missed.

  • Maria & Emil Fiorante says:

    Our Sincere Condolences to Vivian and family. May all the wonderful memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.
    Our warm hugs and prayers during this difficult time. RIP LIVIO . GOD’S BLESSINGS …. Maria & Emil Fiorante REGINA, SASK.

  • Sara Amistá says:

    Il giorno prima che zio ci lasciasse ho scritto questa lettera per lui e glie l ho inviata per messaggio.
    Oggi tengo a condividerla con tutti voi famiglia.
    “Ciao zio , non so se riuscirai mai a leggere questo messaggio.
    Volevo dirti che sei stato fortissimo, fino alla fine , hai fatto sembrare sempre tutto cosi facile ai nostri occhi , quando di facile non c’era nulla.
    Volevo dirti che ti voglio bene ,e che ti sono vicina anche se distante , e che porterò con me solo dei bellissimi ricordi di te.
    Il ricordo che più mi piace è terrò sempre a mente è sicuramente quello di te dentro il salottino di nonna mentre ti metti all’azione per creare i tuoi fantastici quadri da regalare a noi tutti.
    Eri felice nel farlo, ti piaceva e sapevi di lasciare un bellissimo ricordo di te.
    E L’hai fatto .
    Ogni volta che li guarderò avrò in mente il tuo sorriso.
    E proprio così che voglio ricordarti zio.
    Felice ,come sei sempre stato ai miei occhi.
    Ti voglio bene❤️
    E ti abbraccio forte.
    Tua nipote Sara”

    Abbraccio fortissimo la mia Zia Vivian , e i miei cugini Lana Orlando e Giuliano , a cui tengo moltissimo.
    Non mi piace dare le condoglianze , voglio dirvi che vi voglio bene e che mi unisco al vostro dolore. 🙏❤️
    Lo zio sarà sempre con noi tutti❤️

  • Margaret & Terry Baseden says:

    Dear Vivian and Family
    Words can’t always say what the heart wishes they could. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time
    Deepest Sympathy
    Terry & Margaret Baseden
    Emerald Park Sask

  • Susan Krak says:

    Dear Vivian, Lana, Allan, Orlando, Melissa, Giuliano and family . We are so sorry to hear of Livio’s passing. He was a truly kind and gentle soul and he will be greatly missed. Hugs to you all.
    Sue and Ray

  • Pasqualino says:

    Dear Livio, I thank God for allowing me to meet such a special person like you in my life; I am very grateful to you for everything you have done for me, specially helping me start my working life and considering me as a brother; you always had a word of understanding for everyone and when someone had a problem, you always knew how to play down by offering your smile and telling anectodes of your life, and if anyone needed your help, you were always ready to give it to him. I am sure God has already give you the place you deserve and that from up there you watch over your family to protect theme. We will you too much down here but we are sure to meet you again one day and get back to jocking together.

  • Simone Puffalt says:

    Livio was a very special man. So sorry to hear of his passing. I have many pleasant memories of him when he and Victor worked so well together. Will always remember his kind and loving spirit. I am thinking of all his family at this time and want to send my condolences. You will miss him terribly. But no more pain or sorrow for him any more.

  • Peppino Michetti says:

    Buon giorno, sono Peppino Michetti, le mie più sentite condoglianze alla famiglia del mio amico Livio ,lui mancherà tanto a tutti , a me mancherà le chiacchierate che ci facevamo ogni mese,gli amici d’infanzia non si dimenticano mai. Auguro a tutta la famiglia del mio amico Livio tanta serenità. Pensiamo sempre a Livio perché lui da Lassu ci guarda e ci sorride come quando era tra noi . Buon proseguimento di giornata.

  • Brenda and Larry Ottenbreit says:

    Dear Vivian and family
    We are sending you our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of Livio.
    May your memories of Livio remain forever in your hearts. May you and your family find comfort and peace in all you have shared.
    Hugs to all❤🙏

  • Michelle and Gord Askew says:

    Vivian and Family,
    We were saddened to read about the passing of Livio. When we think of you and your family, we always feel grateful that you came into our lives. Watching the service we were reminded of how special you all are and the caring nature of both he and you towards our family. Prayers and condolences are being sent your way.

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