Donald Joseph FABRO
1931 – 2016
On the evening of Thursday, April 14, 2016, Donald Joseph Fabro passed away peacefully with his family by his side at
the East Kootenay Regional Hospital at the age of 84 years.
Don was born on June 22, 1931 in Kimberley, BC. Don started working the family business at the age of 12 years. He and his parents and his Uncle Milo owned and operated Fab-Co Forest Products and Fabro Building Supply from 1944 to 1989. Many of Kimberley’s prominent buildings were built by Don and Milo and FabCo. The arena, curling rink, library, Special Care Home, Presbyterian Church plus the ski hill’s first ski lift towers and many, many residences and commercial buildings in Kimberley.
Don married Marjorie Ann Biddlecombe on April 12, 1958 and they were blessed with three children, Dan, David and Patti. Family was so very important to Don. He cared deeply for family and friends and always had a kind word for anyone he met. Don was a very kind man and always had a smile with his twinkling blue eyes.
Don leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 58 years, Marjorie and his children Dan, David (Carolynne) and Patti (Doug) as well as eight grandchildren, Haley, Clancy, Jaydlyn, Chad, Shane, Kevin, Katie and Brenden and six great grandchildren, Natalie, Madeline, Annie, Jayce, Aurora and Sawyer. Don also leaves his brother-in-law Frank Biddlecombe. He was predeceased by his parents Alphonse and Benvenuta as well as many aunts, uncles
Please join us for a celebration of Don’s life on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Kimberley Conference Centre at the Kimberley Ski Hill. Donations in Don’s memory can be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be left for the family
Tho you held our hands for a little while,
You will hold our hearts forever.
Rest in Peace our Angel. You will be missed Dadio.
Mark Memorial Funeral Services in care of arrangements