Carlos DeFrias

Carlos DeFrias

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Carlos Humberto DeFrias on May 17, 2015 at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail. Born in Trail on December 4, 1959, Carlos passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family after a lengthy illness.

Carlos was truly a kind, generous & loving soul, and was admired by many. His absence will be greatly felt by all who knew him. Dedicated and hardworking from a young age, Carlos followed in his father’s footsteps and became an expert in the automotive industry. He also had a passion for cooking and loved creating late night feasts for his family and friends. Carlos also loved to garden and was especially proud of his tomato crops which he shared with many. He also loved camping and could often be found spending his weekends at his favorite spot at the Kiwanis campground. Carlos loved his sports and for many years played in the men’s beer league. He was also involved in many community events as an active member of the Kiwanis Club.

Left to mourn him, are his loving and devoted partner Leona, his mother Rosa, his father-in-law Dan, mothers-in-law Tillie and Linda, his siblings; Rosa (Dan), Art (Monica), Annette and his brothers-in-law Chris (Jeanette) and Larry. Carlos was the best Titi (uncle) to many nieces and nephews; Teri-lyn (Kevin), Logan, Dallas (Stephanie), Stacey, Jason, Ryan, Jennica (Alex) and Erynn.

He was predeceased by his son, Brandon, his wife Joanne, his father Jose and his father-in-law Len. At this time, the family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff for the excellent care they provided during his stay at the hospital and donations can be made in Carlos’ memory to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC, V1R 4M1 or online at

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 11, Trail with Reverend Ken Siemens officiating. Jordan Wren of Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

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