Luciano (Lou) Chioccarello

We are saddened to announce the passing of Luciano (Lou) Chioccarello on January 20, 2013 at Crossroads Hospice in Port Moody, B.C. after battling brain cancer with the utmost courage, grace and acceptance. He is predeceased by his parents, Ida and Lionello Chioccarello, uncle, Luigi Chioccarello and several aunts in Italy. He is survived by his devoted wife, Angela (Capalbo), sisters Rossella Norman (Per), Betty Chioccarello (Edward Jones), aunt, Peggy Chioccarello, nephews, David Norman (Tonina), Chris and Greg Jones, and nieces Anita Norman, Sylvia Perrier (Todd) brother-in-law, Louis Capalbo and numerous cousins.

Luciano was born in Kitimat, B.C. on August 16, 1962. He enjoyed sports and many outdoor activities. He was interested in Formula One racing and after high school, he attended racing school in Montreal and California. Later, in 1986, he completed the Civil and Structural Engineering Technology program at BCIT. He worked various jobs in Vancouver, and later in Kitimat at Lapointe Engineering and then the District of Kitimat. During this time, he met his wife, Angela, who was teaching in Kitimat and they married in Trail in 1991, eventually relocating there in 2000. Luciano worked as the Roads and Grounds Superintendent for the City of Trail. He was respected for his integrity and easy-going nature.

Luciano developed a passion for mountain climbing, including ice climbing, and ski-touring. He was a member of the Kootenay Mountaineering Club and Alpine Club of Canada. He climbed many peaks in the Kootenays, Purcells, Selkirks and Rockies. He lived his life with an adventurous spirit, brightened a room with his smile, and shone God’s light through his beautiful, loving eyes. Know that you will be forever in our hearts.

A Mass of Christian Burial and cremation took place in Burnaby, B.C., followed by a Memorial Mass on Monday, March 4, 2013 in Trail, B.C.

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