Flavio Adan Abarca-Colindres

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. 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 are welcome below.

Messages:

Believe it or not this gentleman He was my best friend for many years before life concerns separate us. I have so many good memories as when we practiced Tae-kwon-do in the academy INCA invu las cañas or some rides we were escaping from ours parents to the beach.We used to protect each other in fights in the invu las cañas. We enjoys playing the drum in parades.I will Never forget the song that we liked ""we're not going to take it "" Twisted Sister ,clear we were kids only lol. I think i still have your high school picture. Flavio You taught me how to live smiling I will never forget you ...Chino

I met Flavio in 1983 and we became instant inseparable friends at the Seventh Day Adventist boarding school in Alajuela Costa Rica. We were both Nicaraguans and enjoyed similar things: music, girls, science, God, and good food. We became famous because of our antics and pranks. I was always jelous because girls flocked to Flavio. They couldn't resist his chocolate skin, his 110 lbs. Skinny body, his dance moves, and his smile. After three years we parted ways for ever. He took me to the airport as I was heading on an LDS mission. Life brought me to Florida and later to Utah. However for the past ten years (with the advent of the internet) I've been looking for my dear friend. Just yesterday after finding his cousin, also a friend and classmate, on Facebook, I learned of Flavio's passing. Please accept my condolences. I lost a friend with whom I shared so many memories. May the Lord have him in his bossom. Love you Flavio!

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I met Flavio at the Gym earlier this year and had talked to him about joining me in business before he got on at Superstore. He was such a positive joyful individual. He was a ray of sunshine amongst people and he and I always had lively meaningful conversations. It was always a pleasure to meet and talk with him. I always looked forward to seeing him again. He had nicknamed me Morpheous and I called him Neo. (from the movie Matrix) He will be sorely missed. I count myself Blessed and Enriched in my life for meeting him. May God Bless You and Comfort You at this difficult time. Gord Gregerson

My deepest sympathy to your family. Flavios happy smile shall be greatly missed.

Misty, may you find comfort in knowing that Flavio touched the lives of so many others and gave you so many happy memories. You have family and friends who care.

We offer our deepest sympathy to the families connected to Flavio. He brought joy, laughter and sincerity to our program and was loved by all. A true gentleman. We are very sad especially for Misty and trust she will find strength as time passes. We are certain that Flavio is teaching the angels how to do the salsa and the tango. The Staff of CBD Network Vernon

Misty, Ken and Doris My deepest condolences for your loss. We will all miss Flavio's sparkling personality and smile. Next time I dance the salsa, I will think of him. Sincerely, Lorna

Our deepest sympathy to the family of a very kind and gentle man. Flavio, although I only had the honour of knowing you for a short time, at the gym in Vernon,where you always made a point of shaking hands and saying good morning to me and everyone else there. A very personable young man,friendly, always a smile on your face. You will surely be missed by everyone you touched and had the honour of and pleasure of knowing you.I thank you for letting me be one of those you touched, you have made my life better. All our hearts are saddened with the loss of such a warm and giving Human Being. Rest in peace my friend. God Bless

Please accept our thoughts of sympathy to all the family of Flavio.

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