Remo Quarin died April 22nd with his family by his side. He was a loved brother, husband, father, Nonno and uncle.
If an ambassador for the Crowsnest Pass was needed, he was a likely candidate. He spent his entire life enjoying the natural wonders of the Southern Canadian Rockies. He and his beloved wife, Marnie raised their children in the Crowsnest Pass which allowed him to enjoy and share his love of skiing, fishing, camping, hunting and in his retirement golf with his family and friends. To fund these adventures he worked mainly as a labourer in the coal industry. This lead to a formative moment in his character, working with the mine rescue team. In the spring of 1967, minutes after leaving the mine post shift change, an explosion underground shook the community. Instead of going home to his family that day, he re-entered the mine to retrieve his colleagues, friends and relatives. He understood that life was fragile and could be fleeting.
He lived life with a boyish enthusiasm while understanding that although humans are complex creatures our needs are simple - to be loved, cherished and hugged. He lavished these on all he knew usually over a beer and a visit.
Remo loved his family loudly and spoiled his grandchildren. He also felt so lucky that his brothers were also his best friends.
He was generous with his love and would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. He will be missed.
With respect for Remo’s wishes, no funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Crowsnest Health Foundation (PO Box 455, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555
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