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BIAFORE, Carmen Thomas

Passed away unexpectedly after succumbing to a stroke on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at the age of 69, surrounded by his immediate family. Words cannot describe the emptiness he has left in his family, including his loving wife of 49 years, Judy; his children Chad (Carolin) of Kelowna, Shonalie Biafore-Stadnyk of Calgary, and Carly Biafore of Toronto; grandchildren Crimson, Joseph, Lucca, Leonardo, Rozanna, Carter and Chloe; his mother Helen Biafore and sister Linda Hummel (Jack), both of Cranbrook; and large extended family.  Carmen was welcomed into Heaven by his granddaughter Jacey and his father Louis.  His life revolved around his family.  He was a loving, caring man who had many friends.  A private family service will be held.  Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the charity Carmen helped to found in honour of his granddaughter Jacey, “Believe in the Gold” – Run for Childhood Cancer.  Carmen’s family will be walking in his honour, http://bit.ly/29rjmep. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

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Memorial donations may be made to the charity Carmen helped to found in honour of his granddaughter Jacey, “Believe in the Gold” – Run for Childhood Cancer. Carmen’s family will be walking in his honour, http://bit.ly/29rjmep. Link: http://bit.ly/29rjmep


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  • Gerald & Susie Mottle says:

    Sorry to hear about Carmen. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
    Susie & Gerald Mottle

  • Fay Stewart Douglas says:

    Mrs. Biafore, Linda and family and Judy and family – I am so sorry to hear of Carmen’s sudden and unexpected passing. I will always remember seeing him with his friends Warren, Wayne, cousin Robin and the rest of the guys from high school. Quite a lasting memory. With sympathy, Fay

  • neil dickson says:

    so shocked to hear of Carmens passing. we just had lunch a week ago and he was looking fwd to coming to cranbrook for a game of golf. he was a special friend.

  • Chris Murdy says:

    I was so sorry and shocked to hear about Carmen’s passing. I am thankful that I got to see him again recently just by chance to renew our friendship. Carmen was one of those rare people one meets in life through work who becomes a real friend. I have nothing but fond memories of Carmen and despite the sadness now, I will carry with me forever memories of Carmen’s laugh on the golf course, at conferences and other events.

    • Kay Derenzo says:

      Dear Judy and families,
      My heart is heavy for your loss and the memories we all have from the “Pass Rats” he was a great friend from single digit years, neighbor playmate, forever friend and many years of friendship with you Judy.
      My heart goes out to Helen and Linda friends forever too. Giving you all Big love and and feel your sorrow.

  • Ken & Carol Hungar says:

    Our most sincere condolences to the Biafore and Ruzek families .
    Ken & Carol Hungar , Bellevue, AB

  • Annette & Dave Avoledo says:

    Very sorry to hear of the loss of Carmen. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time

  • Jim Montain says:

    My prayers and thoughts are with you Judy and family , Carmen and I just had a coffee the other day and we were planning lunch soon as well , I will miss his friendship , he was a great man husband father grandfather and a very loyal friend , I will miss him greatly , Rest in peace my friend

  • Marion Gibos says:

    My deepest sympathies to the Biafore families in the loss of Carmen(BIFF). I have many pleasant memories growing up in Blairmore with the Biafore kids. An extra hug for Linda who has been a friend for many decades.
    My thought are with you. MARION GIBOS

  • Bruce Mollison says:

    Sincere condolences to the Biafore family, Carmen was a good man.

  • Roy Hales & Kim Dick says:

    Judy and Family, so sorry to hear of Carmen’s passing. He was a great friend and mentor. A great story teller. He will be missed and thought of often. We will always remember our championship win at the Bocce tournament at Sam Steele with Carmen leading us on.

  • Lynn & Larry Bedard says:

    Dear Judy and family, we were so shocked to hear of Carmen’s passing. Our thoughts and sympathy are with you at this sad time.
    Larry and Lynn

  • Elinor Yanota says:

    I was so sorry and shocked to hear of Carmen’s sudden passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you – Judy and family, my good friend Linda, and Helen Biafore. I will always remember Carmen, always friendly and caring. Love and condolences. Elinor Y.

  • Jane and Brian Phillips says:

    Judy, Linda and families – we were heartbroken to hear this news of your loss. Carmen was a wonderful man, and we know you will miss him terribly. Treasure the memories, and the laughs he provided on a continuous basis. Our thoughts are with you all.
    Jane and Brian

  • Eric and Joanne says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will always remember Carmen’s humour from the curling rink to the golf course. Hugs to all

  • Don Kiselczuk says:

    I treasure the years of growing up with Carmen. I looked up to him and Robin as only a younger cousin could. So many happy memories…Carmen’s passing is a sudden shock and he is a huge loss to Judy, Helen, Linda…and all of his family and friends. Our sincerest condolences………Don, Judi, Karyl Ann, Shane

  • Bruce Kutcher says:

    Mrs. Biafore, Judy and family, Linda and family, Barbara and I would like to express our deepest sympathy on the loss of Carmen. Our prayers are with you.

  • Marnie Peet says:

    Dear Judy: A shock wave echoed throughout our region learning of the unexpected and sudden passing of Carmen. He was such a great work-mate and friend. I especially enjoyed reviewing the various hockey games with Carmen. I know this unknown road you will travel will be tough but you have a great family by your side and many good friends to perhaps ease the journey. Just know that I care. Sent with deepest, heartfelt sympathy. Marnie

  • Gloria Torrance (Nee Gregory) says:

    How heartbreaking to hear of Carmen’s passing. Sending our love and prayers to all of you and also hugs from my Mom, Yolanda

  • Barb & Allan Streich says:

    Our sincere condolences to Judy and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take care.

  • Audrey Tarr says:

    Judy & Family….We were in shock as well after hearing the news of Carmen’s sudden passing! He was a great friend to many with his outgoing personality! Cherish the memories you have made over the years. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time….Ron & Audrey Tarr

  • F.J. Hurtak says:

    Judy and family…So sorry to hear of Carmen’s passing. We spent some time at the Casino in Cranbrook last year when we bumped into each other as you might recall and Carmen and I reminisced about the old WIHL hockey days, growing up in the Crows Nest Pass, his time at the City of Cranbrook and much more.Carmen was a life long friend with a wonderful sense of humour . Always enjoyed his company.. I will miss him dearly .My sincerest condolences…

  • Rita Romeo says:

    I was truly saddened to hear of your loss Judy, know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. The happy memories that you all shared together as a family will remain imprinted in your hearts and minds forever. Take care of each other!!

  • Bob and Susan Langin says:

    Dear Judy and family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Carmen’s passing. He was a larger-than-life, can-do person who made everyone smile, laugh, and feel good. I will fondly remember my two summers working at the RDEK with Carmen as a summer student and the friendship that ensued with the two of you and your young family. You have so many memories of him to treasure. Our arms are around you.

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