Francesco Bruno “Frank” Costa

Frank passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on December 28, 2016 at the age of 66 years. He was born in Serra San Bruno, Italy on October 6, 1950.

He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years Wanda, sons David and Michael, daughters Brenna, Michelle and Reanna, 13 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Frank moved to the Shuswap in 1989 from Princeton, BC. He owned and operated Balmoral Store in Blind Bay from 1989 to 1995. He retired at 45, after selling the store and spent the last 21 years enjoying time with his family, traveling, playing poker, snooker, golfing, hunting and fishing. He was known to many through these hobbies, especially poker where he set up and ran tournaments for many many years for anyone interested in playing.

Thank you to Dr. Stacy Kirkman and his staff for helping us through this difficult time. There will be a Celebration of Life on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 at 1:00 at the Shuswap Lake Estates Community Centre, 2404 Centennial Dr., Blind Bay. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Frank’s name may be made to the Sorrento Drop-In Society, 1148 Passchendaele Rd., Sorrento, BC, V0E 2W0.

Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd. (250) 833-1129. Email condolences and share memories of Frank through his obituary at

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