Valentino was born on February 7th, 1925 in Losaz, Italy. During his early years he had worked in France and Belgium, moving to Canada in 1954.
Upon arriving in Canada he worked at various jobs including cutting cord wood in Manitoba and Alberta and on the railroad in Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C. He worked for the CPR from 1956, retiring in 1985. His time with the CPR was mostly in the Terrace, B.C. area in Northern B.C.
Valentino was an avid fisherman and spent many hours of his free time on the banks of the Skeena River fishing for salmon. Another favourite pastime was hunting for pine mushrooms from the forest around Terrace with his wife Maria.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years Maria, his son Renato, daughter-in-law Bonita, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.