James DeBiasio

James DeBiasio

July 21, 1927 – May 19, 2015

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Jim DeBiasio, surrounded by family, at the Trail Regional Hospital.

Jim is survived by his wife of 64 years, Diana; son Brian (Maureen); daughter Carol (Kevin) and daughter-in-law Lisa. He was predeceased by his son Steven. Jim also leaves five grandchildren; Ryan (Teresa); Jill (Chris); Eric; Lucas and Alexa, as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition, Jim is survived by his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Loretta and Reno Zanier. He was predeceased by his parents, Antonio and Angelina, and his three brothers and their wives, Tony (Velia); Ugo (Bev) and Romeo (Tina). Jim was also predeceased by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Maria and Giordano Zanier and his sister-in-law Gina Zanier.

Jim worked at Cominco for 42 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Colombo Lodge. Jim enjoyed curling, cross-country skiing, gardening and camping. His greatest joy was spending time with family and friends.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 27 at 10:30 a.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Bart van Roijen, celebrant. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements.

As an expression of sympathy, donations in Jim’s memory may be made to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC, V1R 4M1 or online at


Special thanks to Jim’s doctors and the nurses and support staff on the Third Floor at Trail Regional Hospital.

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