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Donald Joseph Fabro

June 22, 1931 - April 14, 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 (Shane), Clancy, Jaydlyn, Chad (Kelsey), Shane, Kevin (Christine), Katie (Sean)  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 and cousins.

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 at

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



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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Val and John Migneault
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

We are so very sorry for your loss! RIP DON!

From: Lorenzo Bertoia
Relation: Worked for Fabro"s

With our deepest sympathy.
Lorenzo Bertoia and Family

From: Jim Woods
Relation: I worked at the mill.

I worked for Don in the 70’s and loved my job. Don always treated me very well and I had a lot of respect for him. I looked forward to every morning greeting of ,”You doin’ any good”? We’d usually share a chuckle and it always started my day off great. I thought he was one of the good guys. My condolences to the family.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 23, 2016
Beginning at 8:51am

Kimberley Conference Centre
Kimberley Ski Hill
Kimberley, BC Canada

Kimberley Ski Hill
Kimberley, BC Canada

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