Michael Greco passed away at Mt. Cartier Court Extended Care, Revelstoke on Thursday, August 14, 2014, at the age of 85 years. Prayers will be recited from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Thursday evening, August 21, at 7 pm, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial on Friday morning, August 22, at 10:30 am with Father Aaron de Dios celebrant. Pallbearers will be six strong, good-looking Italian guys.
Mike was born in Spezzano Piccolo, Italy, on April 26, 1929, and had been a resident of Revelstoke since 1957. He was the year-round manager of the local arena for many years. Mike enjoyed bowling, swimming, playing bocce and watching western movies. He was an opera singer in his early days and loved to sing. He enjoyed watching Blue Jays baseball and Maple Leafs hockey. Mike was an avid gardener and probably the only gardener in Canada that had elephant dung for fertilizer for his garden.
Mike was predeceased by his wife Emma and is survived by three children: Randy of Calgary, Lucy Edmondson of Houston, Texas, and Mark of Kelowna; two grandchildren: Cassie and Haley as well as other relatives both in North America and Europe and many, many friends.
Messages of sympathy may be sent to Mike’s family by viewing his obituary at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.