Flavio Abarca-Colindres

January 1st, 1971 ~ December 16th, 2011

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Flavio Adan Abarca-Colindres. Flavio was born in Managua, Nicaragua on January 1st, 1971. He lived in Costa Rica with his family where he worked through University to earn his Masters in Civil Engineering. He then designed dams near Costa Rica’s volcanoes before moving to Canada in 1998. Flavio spent many years teaching himself English and learning his new life in North Vancouver and Cranbrook, BC. He was very proud to become a Canadian citizen. Flavio met the love of his life, Misty, and moved to Armstrong in 2008. He loved dancing, drawing, math, salsa, and opera music. He especially enjoyed Metallica, whom he had proudly travelled to Russia to see once. Flavio believed fiercely in the love for his family and also for his faith in God. Flavio is survived by his fiancé Misty Berkholtz, and their baby who will arrive in June of Armstrong, his mother Corina Abarca-Colindres, his sisters Luisa and Shayla, and his brothers Amilkar and Danilo all of Alajuela, Costa Rica. He will also be dearly missed by Jan Collins (Wayne), Ken Berkholtz (Doris), Randy, Adam, and Tasha Berkholtz, all of Armstrong. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00am on Friday, December 23rd, 2011 at the Chapel of Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services (2980 Smith Drive, Armstrong, BC). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.myalternatives.ca.

Arrangements entrusted to


Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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