We Remember


July 17, 1958 — February 18, 2024

It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of Nick Fiorante, who passed away unexpectedly at the age of 65 while mountain biking at Kal Lake Park.

Left to treasure his memory is his beloved wife of 43 years, Jill; his mother, Lucia; brother, Joe (Karen); his nieces and nephews; and also his beloved dogs. Nick goes to join those who went before him, including his father, Frank Fiorante; father-in-law, Les Sykes; and brother-in-law, Neil Sykes.

We are comforted that Nick’s last day was spent on his bike in the mountains doing what he loved to do.  Nick was an avid outdoorsman and traveller, always on the lookout for new adventures and experiences.  His favourite place was on two wheels, riding the backcountry trails.

A private family service was held at Kelowna Legacy Gardens on February 28, 2024.

Memorial donations may be made to the SPCA.

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  • Anne Mackay says:

    Dear Jill and family. I am surprised and saddened to hear of Nick’s passing. I am grateful however that he passed away while doing what he loved. All the best to you.


    To Jill,
    I was so shocked and sad to hear about Nick. As we all know, he was an extraordinary human. I think he wore as much of my clothes as I did! His infectious laughter and devil-may-care attitude always lit up any room, event, or outdoor space. He will be missed. Know that you’re not alone.
    Much love and hugs, Lorraine

  • Cathy Richards says:

    Jill – I am so sad to hear of your loss. Nick was a wonderful human – I didn’t know him well but loved working on the FOSS board and cycling with him. He seemed like a gentle, life-loving, family/dog committed man with creative ideas for solving trail use problems. I wish you peace as your life adjusts to holding him only in your heart and thoughts. May your dogs be a blessing for you as you heal. I will make a donation to the SPCA in his name. The photo is from the IMBA Trails Conference in Whistler, with Penny Gubbels, sometime around 2007 I think.

  • Karen Goodridge-Nagle says:

    Jill I’m so sorry to hear about Nick. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I’d say the best way to go is doing what you love. Love and hugs, Karen

  • Ali Schuler says:

    Since the time I was born, you and Nick were always considered family. I will always fondly remember the times we’d come over and seeing all the dogs & horses, and hearing the hilarious stories my parents tell us about you all from when you were just kids yourselves has always warmed my heart and put a smile on my face.
    Nick was one of the people that dad held closest to his heart throughout his life – they were truly kindred spirits. Sending you all of my love through this time.
    – Ali

  • Bob Scott says:

    Jill – I am not sure if you are aware of this, but even some 40 years+ later, I still tell people who had never met Nick, or had not even heard of him, – The Greystokes Bear Attack story. It is still a favorite of mine. Nicks sense of humor shone brightly that weekend, and for this plus other reasons, I shall never forget him. A heartfelt RIP to “The Bear”.

  • Joe Creron says:

    Jill and Family very sorry to hear of Nick’s passing. I worked with Nick for many years at the City of Kelowna. Nick was passionate about serving his community during and after work. He was a great guy who also helped train employees on safe equipment operations. Sad news and condolences Jill to you and your family.

  • Gerry & Jody Lenarcic says:

    Jill and family. We are truly saddened to hear about Nick. There are many fond memories of Nick, Jill and the gang. From his wrestling move demos on us to the other things that made Jill raise her eyebrows – all meant in good fun. We will continue to hold you both dear in or hearts.

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