Inspector Dino Chiarot RCMP (Rtd), 86, of Saanichton, B.C. passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. Dino is survived by his two sons, Chris (Nancy) and Greg (Joanne); daughter-in-law, Dawna; grandchildren, Ryan, Michael, Anthony, Kyla, Jessalynn and great-grandchildren, Adalyn, Wyatt, and Raphael. Dino was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Teresa; his brother, Ron and his great-granddaughter, Paisley.
Dino was born in Hamilton, Ontario to Bruno and Natalina Chiarot, and attended Westdale High School. In 1951, at the age of 19, he joined the RCMP, commencing a career that would last 37 years, and span continents. He was posted to several detachments in New Brunswick and met his future bride, Teresa Cullinan, in Saint John, where she was the detachment commander’s secretary. Dino accepted a post to Rome, Italy, where he and Teresa were married in the Choral Chapel at St. Peter’s Basilica in 1958. They spent 8 years in Rome, Vienna, and Berne. Other postings included Montreal, Toronto, a return to Rome in 1972, and finally Ottawa, where Dino retired as the Inspector in charge of Interpol. Dino enjoyed volunteering at the Veteran’s Hospital in Ottawa before he and Teresa moved to Saanichton in 1998 to be closer to their sons and grandchildren.
Dino will always be remembered as a kind and generous man to his family, co-workers and many friends.
Sincere thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Palliative Care Unit for their kindness, care and comfort they provided Dino in his last days.
Condolences may be offered to the family below.
Richard CullinanJune 11, 2018 Maureen CullinanJune 7, 2018 Georgie (Fraser) DayJune 4, 2018 John and Estella CullinanJune 3, 2018 Al RivardJune 3, 2018 Anne (Johnson) HitleJune 2, 2018 Keith Henders & Audrey WallJune 2, 2018 Lloyd HickmanJune 2, 2018 Bertram CowanJune 2, 2018 Janice Karl RoserJune 2, 2018