It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Lino Bruno Zanier.
Lino is survived by his wife Grace Zanier of 64 years, children Jeannine Jubinville (Rick), Nancy Obayashi (Kevin Gilmour) and Dean Zanier; grandchildren Sean Jubinville (Zetteh), Ross Obayashi (Rowena), Jason Obayashi (Lacey), Tyler Zanier-Hascarl (Jamie), Karina Gilmour and great-grandchildren Dominic and Kimiko Obayashi, and Leila Fitzpatrick; sister Eva Byres (her children Nicole, Brianna and Ron) and brother Vinio Zanier (Betty and their children Jeanette, Larry and Steven).
Lino was pre-deceased by his parents Luigi and Esther Zanier Trail BC, grandson Paul Jubinville, Lindsey Gilmour and brother-in-law Doug Byres.
Lino was born in Trail BC and grew up with a love of sports, especially hockey and baseball. He played hockey for the Trail Smoke Eaters.
In 1955 he moved to Nakusp B.C. to work for Celgar/BC Timber as a heavy-duty mechanic and later foreman. Lino obtained many trade tickets.
In Nakusp he met Grace Coates and this is where they lived and raised their family.
Lino was an active member of the Nakusp Kinsmen Club and Minor Hockey. He obtained a Level 5 Hockey Certificate and with these coaching skills supported many youth in Nakusp.
Many long-lasting friendships were made through these associations.
In 1983 Lino and his family moved to Kamloops B.C. where he became an instructor in the Mechanical Trades program at Cariboo College (now Thompson Rivers University). Lino was well respected in his field. He retired in 1998 and he and Grace were fortunate to travel extensively.
Lino was sadly diagnosed with dementia Alzheimers later in life. Over his final years, he was well cared for by the staff at Kamloops Seniors Village.
We his family and friends bid him a loving farewell to a life well lived.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the Alzheimer Society of BC or to a charity of your choice.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, July 9, 2023, in the Vista Room at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Center from 1-4 pm.