WOLFIN, Louis March 3, 2017 It is with heartfelt sadness that the family of Louis Wolfin announces the passing of our loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and father in law. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Joan, and children LeeAnn Wolfin, Lisa Wayrynen, Samra Mitchum, and David Wolfin, daughter in law Debbie Wolfin, son in law Matt Wayrynen and sister Sandy Roy. He was a proud grandpa to his precious grandchildren Allexanne, Talin, Taisha, Skyla, Ryan and Amanda. Born in Winnipeg from immigrant parents from Belarus as a young man he made Vancouver home and found his bride from Australia. He had a stellar career in the mining industry with the success of the pyramid mines in the 1960's, reopening the Avino mine in Durango Mexico and the Bralorne Mine in British Columbia and the Coral gold property in Nevada. In the 1970's, he was involved in the first disposable camera, owned the patent on holograms and had a keyless door lock entry system that is only coming to the market now. He was a true visionary. He had an open door policy and was a mentor to many people in the mining business. He was a true giver with a large heart. He had many friends all over the world as he travelled extensively. He was a generous person and a contributor to the VGH hospital heart division, the Vancouver police, RCMP, and many Jewish organizations including planting 2000 trees in Israel in honor of his parents. The funeral is at Har El synagogue, 1305 Taylor Way, on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 12:30pm followed by a gathering at 1985 Bellevue Ave, Buzzer #47. Although you are in our hearts and we have many fond memories We will miss you forever.
Published by North Shore News from Mar. 10 to Mar. 12, 2017.