OBITUARY

Mr. Victor Dino

July 21, 1957November 18, 2018

Victor Dino July 21, 1957 - November 18, 2018

Victor passed away at the age of 61 after a difficult battle with cancer. He is survived by his father Honesto, brothers Val (Laura) and Bill (Jackie), sister Grace (John), his niece Heather, and his nephew Mitchell.

Victor distinguished himself as one of the first wheelchair-bound students to graduate from Eric Hamber high school. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree (UBC) and a diploma in Fashion Management from the Blanche MacDonald school. In spite of facing many handicaps since birth, he produced a variety of fashion shows across the lower mainland for over 30 years.

Victor always retained his passion for living and an indomitable spirit. He had many life-long friends for whom he cared deeply. He will be dearly missed.

Services

  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 22, 2018
REMEMBERING

Mr. Victor Dino

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Lisa Walter

December 3, 2018

Dear Victor,

I so miss you and all our long talks about life, music, old movie stars, music and old movies. You always gave me the right advice. You were so unselfish as you would always ask how I was or my family. ♥ You never complained to me even when I could clearly see you struggling. I'll miss meeting you for ☕ coffee and all the laughs we shared. Sometimes we would laugh so hard that tears would literally run down our faces. I can still hear your voice when you would leave a message if I wasn't home. "Hey Lis, it's Vic." I couldn't wait to call you back. You always called me Lis instead of Lisa. I didn't mind. The world has lost a beautiful man and heaven has gained an 😇 Angel. However it is comforting knowing that you are out of pain, and in the arms of your maker and your Mother now who you dearly loved. Your favorite saying to me..."The show must go on." So until we meet again... Sleep softly dear friend, for while I live you shall not die. ♥

John Love

December 2, 2018

“Life is a journey, full of highs and lows,
a test of strength that one must go on
no matter the consequences.
Life is what you make it.”
- Victor Dino

Vic's approach to his life is exemplified in his own words. But, Vic wanted to tell his whole story, in his own words and on his own terms, and he succeeded. He did it, his way.

You can read and listen to Vic's life story at his personal website:
http://victordino.blogspot.ca

Jason Nacci

November 29, 2018

It will be one of my lifelong regrets that I failed to visit you in the hospital or be at your funeral. As I could have. As I know you have done for others, despite being in a wheelchair. Rest in Peace, Victor. Friend of HandyDart. Strong and inspiring. Your memory makes Vancouver good. I think about that.

Cathie Agoston

November 24, 2018

As a school mate of Victor's, his positive can-do attitude was a shining light ... he will be forever in my heart!

FROM THE FAMILY

Victor Dino, "The Man in the Hat"

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FROM THE FAMILY

Victor, leaving his service...

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Victor, at Granville Island, 2017.

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FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

“Life is a journey, full of highs and lows,
a test of strength that one must go on
no matter the consequences.
Life is what you make it.”

- Victor Dino

Vic's approach to his life is exemplified in his own words.

But, Vic wanted to tell his whole story, in his own words and on his own terms, and he succeeded.
He did it, his way.

You can read and listen to Vic's life story at his personal website:
http://victordino.blogspot.ca