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John Augusto Raffaele Formenti

August 27, 1951 - March 28, 2024


With heavy hearts and great sadness, we mourn the loss of John Formenti on March 28, 2024.
Surrounded by his children, John peacefully passed in the Intensive Care Unit at The East Kootenay
Regional Hospital.
Born and raised in Cranbrook, B.C., John embarked on his journey early in life. At just 15, he began
working part-time with a produce company called Scott National. After graduating he transitioned into a
full-time role delivering produce throughout the East Kootenay’s. Later, he assisted his father in
mastering the art of bricklaying and construction industry. In 1978, he started with The School District
#5, where he dedicated 38 years. Starting as a custodian and then as a journeyman painter, until his
well-deserved retirement in 2016.
John was more than a dedicated professional; he was a devoted family man. He built a home in 1994
where he raised his two children, J.R. and Jillian, who brought him immeasurable joy. His heart
overflowed with love for his three grandchildren, Lila, Lance, and Lane, who were the light of his life.
Known for his quiet strength, unwavering kindness, infectious sense of humour and endearing charm,
John was cherished by all who knew him. He found solace in simple pleasures with his daily phone
chats, FaceTime with family, The Sports Network, chocolate cake with a glass of milk and coffee outings
with the guys. Until his passing, John resided in the very home he had lovingly built, where every corner
held memories of a life well-lived.
John leaves behind a legacy of love and laughter, survived by his children, son J.R. (Isabeau) and
daughter Jillian (Matthew); grandchildren, Lila, Lance, and Lane; brother, Elio (Lori); niece, Jamie (Steve);
nephew, Jay (Alleisha); great-niece/nephews and many cousins.
He is reunited in eternal peace with his beloved parents, John A. Formenti and Elvira Formenti (Trozzo).
A Celebration of Life for John will be held at The Columbo Lodge on May 4, 2024, at 1:00 PM in
Cranbrook, B.C. We invite all who knew and loved John to join us in honouring his memory.


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Wendy Tito
Relation: Friend

Our thoughts and prayers are with all family and friends. Pat and Wendy Tito

From: Gael Floyd
Relation: Friend

I express my deepest sympathy in this time of great sorrow. I would like to share the comforting hope the Bible gives that your loved one will live again on a peaceful earth when there will be no more death. (John 5:28, 29; Revelation 21:4)

From: Lorrie Mills
Relation: Co-worker and friend.

Sending my deepest condolences to John’s family and friends. I had the pleasure of working with John at School District No 5., a kinder man could not be found. I’m sorry to hear of his passing.

From: Shelley Balfour
Relation: Friend

I knew John through the School District as a painter and was always fascinated that he could paint without taping anything! He was a master at that craft! John was a kind and thoughtful neighbour to my Mom and was always ready with a kind word. My thoughts are with his family.

From: Bobbie (DeCecco)Travierso
Relation: Was a neighbor

Our condolences sent to his family. John was a neighbor to my grandma Linda DeCecco for many years and she babysat for John,or went over for tea with John’s mom. Grandma Linda would make the kids cookies all the time She was known as cookie grandma. John was such a kind soul and was there if our grandma needed help. He will forever be in our prayers for his forever giving kindness.

From: Lori & Denis Cale

So sorry to hear of John’s passing. Always hard to lose a family member.

From: Elizabeth Jakobsen
Relation: Friend and neighbour

I was so shocked and saddened to hear of John’s passing. He truly was a kind soul and wonderful neighbour. My sincerest condolences to J.R. , Jillian, and their families.

From: jeannie bousquet
Relation: friend

My deepest condolences to the family at this time of the loss of John. I’ve known John for many years, and got to know him as a colleague. He had a kind heart, and was always very positive about life in general.

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
May 4, 2024
Beginning at 1:00pm

The Colombo Lodge
2530 - 8th Ave. S.
Cranbrook, BC Canada

2530 - 8th Ave. S.
Cranbrook, BC Canada

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