Marino Pozzobon of Merritt, BC passed away peacefully March 3, 2011.
Marino was born November 3, 1931 at RIH in Kamloops, BC. He was the son of the late Samuel and Assunta Pozzobon of Pemberton Range.
Marino is survived by his loving wife Joni, sons Mark of Savona, BC and Luke (Leanne) of Merritt, BC, brothers Mackie (Rita), Freedy (Jean), sisters-in-law Lillian Pozzobon and Eileen (Herman) Harrison and brother-in-law Lloyd McNary and many nieces and nephews. He was a wonderful Nono to Derek, Cole, Carman, Madeline, Ty and Amy. He was predeceased by his daughter Lynn Mobbs (2006), sister Maria McNary and brother Sammy.
Marino worked on the family farm at Pinantan and then logged with his brothers. He started “rodeoing” as a young man competing in bareback riding and calf roping. Marino married Joni on March 16, 1957 and ranched in the Pritchard and Pemberton Range area until they moved to the Nicola Valley in 1966 with their three children. They lived in the Canford area where they ranched and owned a fencing business. Marino’s pride and joy was watching his children and grandchildren compete in rodeo.
Marino’s Celebration of Life will be held in Merritt at the Crossroads Community Church on Tuesday, March 22 at 1 pm with Trinity United Church Minister Kathleen Jones officiating.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to BC High School Rodeo Association, Box 584, Merritt, BC, V1K 1B8.