Orfeo Peter Marano

Orfeo Peter Marano

Born October 15, 1922

Pete passed away quietly November 1, 2012 at Glacier View Lodge in Courtenay. He was recently predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Byrl and brother Nello. Also predeceased by his sister Liana. He will be deeply missed by his son Gordon, daughter Vivian, sister-in-law Rose, daughter-in-law Sharon, grandchildren Thomas, Philip and Rita; cousins Gordon Clozza (Sharon) and Louse Ball (Bruce; nieces Nancy, Liana and Anne.

Pete was born in Drumheller, Alta, where at 15 he began working in the coal mines. At the outbreak of WWII he volunteered in the Canadian Navy, serving 5 years. After the war he moved to Courtenay where he had me Byrl during the war.

Pete apprenticed at Inkster’s as a carpenter, worked in the construction trade until 1968, when he began working for School District 71 until his retirement in 1985.

Pete was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener, and loved spending time outdoors.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Glacier View Lodge, to Dr. Olga Lamykina and to Teresa Hoerburger of V.I.H.A. for their compassion and caring for Dad over the past 2 years.

Memorial service will be held at Piercy’s Funeral Home on November 10, 2012, along with the service planned for his wife, Byrl.

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