Reno John Comazzetto

2 January , 193228 July , 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Reno John Comazzetto announce his sudden passing on July 28, 2018.

Reno is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Stella, daughter Sharon Elliott (Ross), and sons Michael Comazzetto (Lisa) and Wayne Comazzetto. Also left to mourn his passing are his beloved grandchildren, John and Trevor Hunt, Shannon Trefiak, Laura Franchuk, Becky Comazzetto, Cesira Comazzetto, his great grandchildren, his sisters Enes Christianson and Emma Durigon, sisters-in-laws Helen Comazzetto, Jenny Comazzetto, many nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. He is predeceased by his daughter Mary Franchuk, his parents Antonio and Cesira Comazzetto, Brothers Angelo, Bruno, Lindo, Mario, and his sisters Linda and Elsie. Reno was born on January 2, 1932 to Antonio and Cesira Comazzetto, in Kamloops, and spent his entire life in the area. Raised on the family farm in Valleyview, he later moved on to became a skilled and proficient mechanic and a successful businessman in the agriculture industry. Throughout the years Reno enjoyed hunting, coaching minor hockey and ladies softball. He was involved in the 4-H movement for many years and was instrumental in the formation of the Kamloops Exhibition Association. Reno was also involved in the early success of the horse racing industry in the Interior. Some of his happiest times were spent during summers at Okanagan Lake where the family shared a cabin with Mary and Ray Thomas and their family. Reno spent many hours towing future water-skiers. Next to his family, Reno’s passion was his horses and the horse racing community. That passion remained until his passing. Reno also took great pride and enjoyed spending time in his flower garden. Prayers will be held in Holy Family Parish Church, 2797 Sunset Drive,(Valleyview) Kamloops on Friday, August 3rd at 7:00 p.m. Father Fred Weisbeck will celebrate the Funeral Mass in;the Church at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2018. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that any donations be made in Reno’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, 4 August , 2018

Reno John Comazzetto

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Ray Demarchi

9 August 2018

Dear Stella:

I have thought of you and Reno many times over the years. Time and circumstances have kept us from seeing each other but I want you to know how important Reno was to me as a young person growing up in Kamloops with a great interest in hunting and the outdoors. Many people helped me towards my lifelong wildlife career and Reno was definitely one of the important ones.
I offer my sincerest condolences to you and your family.
Your cousin,
Ray Demarchi

Terry Inskip

4 August 2018

Stella and family. Thinking of you at a tough time. As a child I always looked forward to trips to the Internatonal dealer or after that to Renos equipment as I was allowed to climb on the tractors with Reno's blessing. Later as a young rancher Reno always had the answers to my farm equipment questions. A one of a kind man who always would help. Terry Inskip