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Lino Malabanan

September 23, 1959 - February 1, 2019


Suddenly, on February 1, 2019, Lino passed away in the Seven Oaks Hospital as a result of a brain stem stroke at the age of 59 years.


Lino is survived by his loving wife Zorina; daughters Kezia (Dexter), Jem (Andrew), and Elle; brothers Martin (Michelle), Ronny (Jean), Modesto (Wilma), and Mario (Jasmin); sisters Leonila, Cleta (Robert), Prescilla (Romeo) and Elena (Lito); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Lino was predeceased by his parents Delfin and Francisca Malabanan (née Sumague); brother Crispin Malabanan; as well as sister Juanita Malabanan.


Lino was the seventh child of Delfin and Francisca Malabanan. He was born and raised in Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. He earned his degree in Electrical Engineering and later on worked as a Master Electrician on board of M/V Ocean Princess and M/V Marco Polo for over 17 years. He loved working on a cruise ship because it gave him a chance to see the world (over 180 countries). He moved to Winnipeg in 2006 with his wife and three daughters. 

Lino believed that he was forced to work or go to school, but he was really born to fish. During the winter, he wrote poems and music when it's too cold to fish.

Lino was a funny and loving husband and father. He was a generous and caring sibling and friend. He was selfless and put others before him. He was a good listener and adviser. His admirable work ethic allowed him to push through many challenges and has served as an inspiration to his children. He will be dearly missed.


There will be a Viewing at 4:00 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Life at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg located at 603 Wellington Crescent.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Seven Oaks Hospital for making Lino’s last days comfortable. The family would also like to thank everyone for the love and support that had been shown to them during this unexpected time.

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