We deeply regret to announce the sudden passing of Lou Infanti on October 11, 2003. He was a father, a son, a husband, an uncle, a friend, and a man of great integrity and passion in everything he did.

Born in San Martino, Italy 53 years ago, he came to Canada with his family when he was 7 years old. Lou grew up in Trail, where his father and mother continue to reside. He went to the University of Victoria, earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, and met his wife, Phyllis, there. They have two exceptional children, Jen and Phil, whose scholarship and spirit owe much to their father’s patient, passionate guidance and love.

Lou loved life and squeezed more out of a day than most could find in a week. He was an avid outdoorsman, always running, cycling, swimming, cross-country skiing, and especially fishing. He was an executive member of the local fly fishing club and a masterful “fly ty-er” who spent most of his vacation time with friends flying or trekking into remote lakes all over BC. They would find themselves heading to their tents at midnight as Lou headed out yet again to cast his line, only to be greeted by him coming in off the lake in the morning as they dragged themselves out of bed.

His garden was an unbeatable challenge to those who thought themselves green in the thumb.

Lou was a Family Justice Counsellor with a deep passion for his work and a sly sense of humour. His astute but unpretentious manner earned him the reputation as “Columbo” from his colleagues. Lou touched the lives of many many people in his quiet, determined way, and all who knew him have learned something about the character of a good man.

If you seek me, do not look in the great halls of men,

For you will find me in other cathedrals.

Lou is survived by his wife (Phyllis), two children (Jennifer and Phillip), mother and father (Angelina and Amedeo), nieces (Jillian and Angela) and nephews (Jeffrey and Adam). He was pre-deceased by his brother, Walter, in 1998.

Please join Lou’s family in a celebration of his life at:

Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Friday, October 17, 2003 at 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to: The Steelhead Society of BC, #103-131 Water Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 4M3. Phone: 604-684-6242 or Habitat Conservation Trust Fund, PO Box 9354, STN Prov Govt, Victoria, BC V8W 9M1. Phone 1-800-387-9853 or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME – 860-7077.

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