Duilio (Red) Ius

Duilio (Red) Ius

May 2, 1923 – April 24, 2016

It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of my brother Duilio Ius at Rosewood Village in Trail, BC.

Red was born in Castions, Pordenone, Italy on May 2, 1923. He is survived by his brother Art (Judy) and eighteen nieces and nephews and their families. Red was predeceased by his wife Olive, his parents Vittorio and Santa Ius, his brother Isadore (Esther), his sisters; Doreen (Fred) and Mary (Jim), his sister-in-law Ruth (Art) and his nieces Rosana and Nancy (Stan).

Red, with his mother and siblings, immigrated to Trail, BC on January 16, 1937. He attended Trail Central School passing 2 or 3 grades each year as he improved his ability to speak English. Red obtained employment with Cominco and soon joined the Canadian Army during World War II. After the war, he regained employment with Cominco in the machine shop and later with the assay office.

Red and Olive met during a Silver City celebration dance at the Colombo Lodge and soon started golfing together. They were married on July 10, 1970. Red spent many years coaching little league baseball, curling, playing soccer and golfing.

I would like to thank Dr. Aiken and the nursing staff at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital and Dr. Campbell and the nursing staff and Rosewood Village for their excellent care given to Red during his illness. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 10:30 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish with Father Bart van Roijen, Celebrant. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.As an expression of sympathy, donations in Red’s name may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation at 4-1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9M9 or to the Canadian Cancer Society at 15-835 Spokane St, Trail, BC, V1R 3W4.

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