May 24, 1930 – November 21, 2011
Emilio Mellace was born in Satriano, Italy on May 24, 1930 to Anna Maria Teresa Vitale and Francesco Antonio Mellace. He was the youngest of ten children. Before immigrating to Canada he served in the Italian Military. He immigrated to Smithers, B.C. in 1956, made it his home and eventually raised his family here. He worked for Northern Interior Forest Products and then later worked at the Datsun dealership. He took great pride in his large garden and fine wine making. Emilio is remembered for his big smile, kind heart and generosity. He is sadly missed by his three children Francesco (Michelle), Marco, Sandra (Ian) and two cherished grandchildren Gabriella and Gianna.
Forever loved and never forgotten.