John Gabriel Iacobucci
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June 17, 1942 - September 15, 2012
"... And in the end, it's not the years in your life that
count. It is the life in your years.â€?
- Abraham Lincoln
Proud father, husband, and family man John Gabriel Iacobucci peacefully passed away in the early morning of Septembe r 15, 2012. John leaves behind his wife of 45 years, Anita Iacobucci and their children and families: Denise Iacobucci and Chris Elder (Toben), Michelle Iacobucci and Dave Erven (Gabriella and Benjamin), and Michael Iacobucci; his brothers Dan Iacobucci, and Frank (Nancy) Iacobucci and sister Teresa Lockwood and their families; and many extended family. John had a zest for life, charismatic personality, and a laser sharp wit. He successfully used these talents in his over 30-year career in Broadcast Sales that began and ended at CKNW. John's determination earned him a lifestyle that he was extremely proud of and one that he introduced and shared with his entire family; from the cabin at Whistler Mountain to whitewater rafting trips, dude ranches, and tropical vacations. Nothing was more important for John than fun times with his family, and later in life his grandchildren. Throughout these times, John always used stories to entertain and have others laugh with him at life and themselves. John loved sports, especially golf. From his early days in the rafters of the Pacific Coliseum doing stats for the Vancouver Canucks, to his numerous and coveted golf games he enjoyed his entire life. When not on the golf course, he and Anita made several trips exploring the world, from kayaking the Baja to cycling across Cuba. John always returned with stories, photos and greater insights. During retirement in Kimberley, John worked hard within the community to enhance medical services. With his new lifestyle and location, John focused on his passion for creative projects, in particular, the designing and building of his outdoor pizza oven, green house, and wine cellar. We love you John (Dad) and you will always be in our hearts. Anita and family invite you to join in the Celebration of John's Life for an outdoor pizza and wine gathering at 500 Giegerich Road in Kimberley, BC on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to a charity of your choice.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Sept. 19, 2012