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Donald Miles Bianchin

February 13, 1948 - April 7, 2020

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Donald Miles Bianchin  Passed away after a lengthy illness on April 7th at the are of 72.  Born on February 13 1948 in Victoria.  Son of Arnold and Gertrude Bianchin.  Grew up in the Harewood area of Nanaimo.  Player soccer as a goal tender including U.B.C. Trainer for Merilomas and coached Girls soccer.  Worked at the L.C.B. were he became a manager and took a position at Penticton where he retired.  A great place for his friends to come golfing. Survived by his brother Richard, sister-in-law Nicki, niece and nepfew Katie and Mark.  Much loved grand niece and nephew Hailey and Jake.  No service planned at this time.  in leu of flowers please send a donation to the cancer charity of your choice. *** We apologize for the glitch compromised Don's page.  Our team is working to add back the photos and comments from the previous page. Please feel free to re-add any comments and photo.***

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From: Diane

Mario told me Don and Rick were a big part of his childhood and many fond memories together in Nanaimo.

My heart aches for you,
Diane (Omelance) Fruttarol

From: J. Gerald Jarosinski

Don was a great friend and golfing companion. He will be missed by many friends and family.
A sad day for Rick and Nicky and their family. When this virus lock down has ended we will have to meet a do a tribute to Don by drinking some of his favourite alcohol beverages.

From: Lindsey Townsend

I haven’t seen Don in a few years but he was so instrumental in my earlier soccer life – at at time when I had just left high school and wasn’t going to play any more – he helped me find a wonderful soccer family and a place as a goalie in women’s soccer.  My soccer family today has grown out of something that Don helped to start and I am grateful for that. He was a wonderful, kind, fun man and I am truly saddened by his passing.  

From: Martina

Don coached the women’s soccer team I played on in the late 80s and early 90s. He was a great coach who helped me become a better player.

He was also, kind, patient and a bit cheeky. He rolled with the punches throughout that time, even when a few of us would show up unannounced at his place at 2 in the morning. I think he even made us Eggs Bennie!

When he moved to Penticton, a few of us visited him a few summers in a row to golf and hang out. Fond memories of a sweet man.

He will be greatly missed.

From: Jean

I Miss You My Darlin

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