Domenic Tribute (2)
Its not everyday that you meet a guy like Dom. So im blessed that I got the chance to meet him and get to know him.
My prayers go out to the Mobilio family.
Lots of love,
I met Domenic while he played for the Baltimore Blast in the early 90s. He was a great player and a cool guy. He was great to the kids and teens who wanted his autograph or to talk to him. I was one of those teens at that time. I met his family at a game they attended and my heart felt condolences go out to them. He will be missed by all those in Baltimore who had the opportunity to meet him or see him play.
Domenic Mobilio was a great coach, friend and all around a great person. I know that I will never forget all of those amazing memories at his camps and all of the skills he has taught me over the years. He was such a nice person and he cared so much about soccer and about everyone. Im going to miss him a lot. I know soccer will never be the same without him here cheering us on. Thank you so much for everything you have done Dom I will never forget you Rest In Peace.
My friend.....I had the pleasure of seeing you play both indoors and outdoors over a span of nearly 17 years and had the honor of calling you my friend. I remember visiting Vancouver while I was still living in San Diego, and you were so gracious to show me around that beautiful city you called home. Your family opened their home to me and showed me wonderful hospitality and friendship; a visit I have never forgotten. Dom, you lit up a room whenever you walked into it, and your charisma, humor, and friendship will never be forgotten. You were so much more than Canada's greatest soccer player; you were an angel. Then.....and now.
Rest in peace my friend.
Seattle, Washington, USA
I was in grade eight when you were graduating back in 1989, I saw you in the Templeton high soccer field training alone after school, I was so happy to have said hi to you on that school day, you had a limp foot and were trying to recuperate.
Hey Dom. your a special guy with the biggest heart, your to me like Terry fox is to many.... I'll all remember you... and I'll see you soon brother, may god bless you and you family.
Amore Agape, Robert Sillis
On behalf of the British Columbia Soccer Association and its entire membership our deepest condolensces to the Mobilio family.
Domenic was a first class citizen of the game and one of those rare individuals who had the ability to touch everyone around him, his family should be proud in the fact that he was one of the few who made a difference in our community by giving back to the game he loved so much and not just taking away for his own personal glory. Domenic, you will be sorely missed but your legacy will live on in the spirit of all the people and children you touched.
On a personal note, I am proud to call Domenic a very close friend, I will miss our weekly discussions on the state of the game and how to improve it, your passion was inspirational. I pledge to you Domenic that many of the ideas we discussed about making things right in our beautiful game, I will continue to champion as you did daily through your inspirational coaching and mentoring of kids. You were a reflection of a loving family and you along with your brothers Tony and John are testimonial to your parents love and dedication. Rest now my friend and watch over us.
To Coquitlam City Soccer, your support of Domenic's leadership was an excellent example to the soccer community, the British Columbia Soccer Association will continue to support your development initiatives, continue with the journey Domenic started you on.
President, British Columbia Soccer Association
Please accept my deepest sympathy from the bottom of my heart,I had the privilege and pleasure of being with Dom in Toronto last year at the A licence course. He was and always will be total quality and simply a joy to be around.I can not begin to imagine the sadness you are all going through right now but know this, in our many talks his main focus was always the 'love' he had for his family and friends.
Mr and Mrs Mobilio I owe you a dept of gratitude for fetching such an amazing person into this world. I guess god needed the greatest center forward for his angels 11 and so took the best.I try to smile every time I think of him because I sure did when he was with us.
Take care and god bless you all.
Head Coach North Okanagan Youth Soccer
Good evening from Mexico City. My name is Roger F. Grinolds, i am currently in Mexico and i heard the news about Domenic. I could not believe what i heard through a friend back in Vancouver today November 27. I was in shock to hear about it and it really made me shake. I knew Domenic for a long time, even though we went out a few times after one of the games of the 86ers at that time, him and Pedrang went out for dinner and Domenic was a great kind person. Why did God take him away and not me ? He deserved the best and i feel i want to cry. His death was not fair and i cannot believe that this had to happen to him.
To his family, it is tough to say a word right now but i know how it feels to loose a family member. I had lived that situation in the past and my condolences and support to the Mobilio family and to the Canadian Soccer Association.
Regards from Mexico !
To the Mobilio family,
It is with great sadness that I hear of Dominic's passing.
I had the honor of coaching Dominic when he was with the Drillers. He truly was a great player but even more importantly a great person. He will truly be missed.
My prayers and thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.
CSA Staff Coach
Dear Mobilio Family,
on behalf of the SSA President Rob Newman, the SSA Board of Directors and all members of the Saskatchewan Soccer Association, I would like to send you our heartfelt condolences for your tragic loss. We wish you strength and hope in this difficult time and will keep you in our hearts and prayers.
Yours in Soccer,
Bjorn Osieck, Executive Director
Saskatchewan Soccer Association
It is with great sadness that I send this e-mail.The news of Domenic's death was truly heartbreaking.Domenic was a wonderful person and a brilliant soccer player.May you rest in peace Domo.
Gordon Chin and Family
As everyone involved in soccer here in BC and in Canada tries to recover from the shock and disbelief in losing a person of Domenic’s incredible qualities, I feel a couple of insights may help those who may have known Domenic or may give a perspective for those who only had the privilege of seeing him play.
In 1986, Domenic became one of the youngest – maybe the youngest – player to join the men’s national team in a game at BC Place preceding the Mexico World Cup finals. He was just 17 and an outstanding player already.
Then he became the Vancouver 86ers first player signing. He and player coach, Bob Lenarduzzi, gave immediate credibility to both the new club and the fledgling Canadian Soccer League. Several of us were pushing for Domenic’s signing, but as a non-profit society, as we were then, the question was - could we afford Domenic? We paid Domenic $10,000 for his first season’s 86er contract. It may have been the best investment in Vancouver’s soccer history.
Last week, Domenic, who was emerging as a soccer coach of great distinction, should have been attending his first meeting of the BC Soccer Association’s Coaching Advisory Committee. He had volunteered to join the committee and we were only too happy to co-opt him. He had already accepted the post of the BC Girls Under 16 team coach – just another commitment he willingly volunteered for and he felt privileged to have been selected for.
Domenic did not make the coaching committee meeting, but his influence and inspiration will continue to guide soccer in BC for many years to come.
Our hearts go out to Domenic’s family at this terribly sad time.
Tony Waiters and Family
It is with a deep sadness and a heavy heart I write this e:mail. Having been with Dominic since he was 15years old (with our national teams). The soccer community in Canada is indeed poorer with his passing. My condolences go to his family,friends and to the players at his club.
Dominic you have always been a credit to your country, your family and to yourself. Your sudden passing is a shock to us all, but our memory of you as a player and friend will always remain with us.
National Teams Goalkeeper Coach.
On behalf of the Vancouver Area Soccer Referees Association, I would like to send our deepest condolences to the Mobilio family. Domenic was an inspiration for the referees whether it is at Swangard or on the local field. His presence brought the game up a couple of notch. It was nice to see other referees at his prayer and funeral.
1st Vice President
Vancouver Area Soccer Referees Association
Our hearts go out to the Mobilio family for their loss, we had the pleasure in meeting Dom at a soccer camp that he had in North Vancouver quite a few years ago, my son was so excited he said look mom its Dom Mobilio and much more excited that Dom spoke with him. He was an excepitional man and truly a great player who has touched the lives of so many people may you rest in peace Dom
The Nahanee Family
I have just returned from Guatemala where I was Head of Delegation with the Canadian Men's World Cup Team Qualifier for Germany 2006.
To the Mobile Family and Friends,
On behalf of the CSA Technical Office, all of the National Team Coaches and Staff, the Boys U15 team here in Mexico and the Staff comprising of Stephen Hart, Kevin Muldoon, Ray Clark and myself, we would all like to express our condolences to the family.
Domenic was a great teammate, colleague, a true Canadian who wore the national team jersey with great pride and joy, but most of all he was also a great friend not only to me, but also the CSA Staff and also of some of the boys who are here with us in Mexico.
As most people are including ourselves we are all shocked at the news of his passing, but we wished to express that he is not forgotten no matter where we all are.
Again, our condolences to the family as you go through this difficult time. All of us here in Mexico wish we could be with you at this time, but our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Technical Programs Manager / National Staff Coach
Canadian Soccer Association
I have the chance to play with you and I soon realise how good you were on and off the field. Dominic you always be in our heart, we will miss you and never forget you. I would like to send my deepest condolences to the Mobilio family.
Dominic you will always be in our hearts, we will miss you and never forget you.My deepest condolences to the Mobilio family.
As i sit here still shocked and in disbelief,i know that you know exactly what it is I'm going to say to you right now. That was one of your gifts,that uncanny ability to stay two steps ahead. Like i always told you,how else could someone so slow score so many darn goals:):) It was obvious you were an Angel disguised as a Soccer Player,all the signs were there. Maybe god feels your work here is done-let's face it-the amount of lives you've positively influenced in just 35 short years would require ten normal individuals together in double the time to compare. Most Canadian soccer fans are well aware of your tremendous achievements on the field,they're only now being made aware you were an even more tremendous person off it. That's a true testament to your family, and even through this extremely difficult time, they should be oh so proud.
May god grant them strength.
Personally, playing against you all those years was a treat all by itself. When we hugged and wisecracked in the stadium tunnel before the game, it was clear, we were friends first and opponents second-i was humbled. Then, having you as my line mate years later(along with Kevin Holness) was an opportunity I'm forever grateful for-thank you Ross Ongaro.
As you head to heaven and continue god's work, all i ask pretty please is that you save me a spot on your team:)
You've left us physically too soon my friend, but your legacy and wonderful spirit is eternal. You remain in my heart, until we meet again...
Our family holds the utmost respect for Domenic Mobilio, and when Domenic was hired as Head Coach of Coquitlam City Soccer I knew it was going to be good for the club to have somebody with Domenic's profile to join the club. What I didn't know at the time was that there was more to this man than the Stats and profile. I learned very quickly the "More" part was the real beauty of Domenic Mobilio. Domenic was a charismatic, classy, and a humble man who loved our kids. Dom had the innate ability to teach kids the finer points of soccer yet at the same time have fun! He did this relentlessly and it was always heartwarming watching Domenic say to some youngster "Hey Come over here" and talk to the youngster on the sidelines. You did not need to know what was said as the beaming smile on the youngster's face said it all to me! Domenic did this is in spades, and I cannot even begin to count the number of times I have seen Dom make our kids smile while teaching them soccer. Domenic was a Guardian Angel for our kids who was genuine and deeply cared for everybody.
Domenic's tragedy was very upsetting for my daughter Dayna and it was equally upsetting for me having to try and explain this tragic event. Domenic was going to be coaching my daughter's team this week while her regular coach was away for a week. She was very much looking forward to having Dom around for a week as she has a lot of respect for Domenic. Dom will not be here physically but spiritually we know he will be here. Dom has inspired a lot of girls on my daughter's team and without question I know they will be playing hard for you this Sunday and they will treat it like you are there with them!
Last night our family went to the Memorial that Coquitlam City Soccer held for Domenic Mobilio and the church was packed. This was a true testament as to how much respect Dom had earned. It was one of those evenings that our family will never forget. We have never met the rest of Domenic's family but last night at the church you left knowing that the Mobilio family is a wonderful family. Last night also corroborated what we already knew and that is that Domenic Mobilio is deeply loved and respected and will never be forgotten!
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Mobilio family!
Rob, Kathy, Dayna, and Paul Naismyth
Tributes below are before November 20 2004
Dom, I had great pleasure to play soccer with you in our younger years, you were the magic one that I will never forget. The news of your tragedy shocked the nation, myself and our family. To my God parents Joe and Maria Mobilio, Johnny and Tony, We love you very much.
Stefano Passaglia and Family
On behalf of all the players, coaches, managers and administrators of the Metro Womens Soccer League we were saddened by the sudden and untimely passing of Dominic. Our heartfelt condolences to the Mobilio family. Dominic was an outstanding individual on and off the soccer field. He will be sorely missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him.
I can speak about Dom for days on end and how much he means to me, and what he has brought to my life. He was just one of those people who you loved to be around, loved to talk and always seemed to bring the life to every situation. There was never a dull moment with him. I knew that he lived his life to the fullest and he taught me to do the same. Regardless of the fact that I met Dom only two short years ago, he has made huge impact in my life. I never had the honor of having him as my formal coach,
but after every Whitecaps game both he, and Tony Mo were there to pat me on the back or tell me what I should have done better. His advice was always made so much sense and I took it to heart. I had the utmost respect for him and he will
go down as one of the most amazing people I have ever met. He had the all the qualities in a person and friend that I look for today. Dom is now a part of me and I that part will drive me to do incredible things, on and off the field. I send my deepest condolences to the Mobilio family and you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Rest in Peace Dom,
As the song says only the good die young. Sadly enough we have lost yet another good one. Domenic was a kind man and was a great inspiration to our soccer team when he came out to help. He was always positive with the girls and they respected his opinion. Lost but will not be forgotten, lets keep the ball rolling for Domenic.
THE U14 REBELS
Words cannot fully describe the range of emotions that so many of us are feeling -- but they can make an attempt -- and they can communicate our empathy and sorrow towards the Mobilio family and Domenic's many friends, who may be able to feel a sense of comfort and healing through the words of admiration and respect towards their son, brother and friend. Words can also bring our community -- which is Domenic's community -- together, and help us make sense of this tragedy.
In reading all the tributes it is abundantly clear what Domenic Mobilio's life was all about. Domenic Mobilio shared, taught, gave and laughed with people who learned, grew and were supported and inspired to reach their greatest potential -- with soccer as the great instrument of his work. What an inspiration.
We must try to not allow this tragedy -- a tragedy that could just as well have struck any one of us -- to slow our pace or end Domenic's purpose. We must, as so many who knew him well have said, gather inspiration and continue a good man's honourable work using whatever talents we can share with those around us, on and off a playing field.
Although the Mobilio family certainly feels such sorrow in these days, in reading these tributes they must also certainly feel incredibly proud to read all these personal reflections and to learn of the profound positive effect their son and brother had on the people around him.
Our deepest condolences to the Mobilio family.
On behalf of the players, coaches, manager and parents of Metro Ford Sparta (U11)
The shock still hasn't, and don't think will, ever sink in. We have all lost an amazing man in our lives. Our deepest and sincere thoughts go out to Mr. and Mrs. Mobilio. We were fortunate enough to be part of Coquitlam City Soccer when Dom came on as head coach and our oldest daughter, Nicole was one of the first group of girls to participate in his excellent clinics. The soccer community will never be the same without you Dom. God bless you!
I had the pleasure to meet Domo while he was playing for the Edmonton Drillers. He was definitely one to light up the room and not only was he an amazing athlete but a class act. Very well respected by everyone. Domo- you will be missed...it was wonderful to be able to share some laughs with you. My condolences and prayers go out to the Mobilio family.
On behalf of the West Vancouver Soccer Club and its board I would like to express my condolences to Domenic's family for their loss. I met Dom last year at Soccerfest where we exchanged some of our experiences as Head Coach's of our respective clubs. We had some laughs about the dealings our job brought us. Even in our brief encounter that day, I could tell what a true gentleman he was. Yours in soccer,
Jamshid Afshar, WVSC Head Coach
I would like to offer my condolences to Domenic's family for their very sad loss. Domenic was a member of the 1986/87 U20 National Youth Team and played a tremendous role in that team's success. As coach of that group of boys I found Domenic a pleasure to work with, always smiling and very popular with the rest of the team and staff. To be taken from his family so young is indeed a tragedy.
Tony Taylor U20 Coach 1986/87
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Dominic. I've had the opportunity to be his friend and teamate and I will always remember our time together on and off the field.
My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
To Tony Mobilio and the Mobilio Family
On behalf of all the staff and the coaches of the Capilano College Department of Athletics I would like to express our sincere condolence . I am certain that none of us here can imagine the sorrow and loss that you and your family are experiencing . Please take comfort in knowing that Dom was very well respected and loved amongst our community and that he did have a very positive impact throughout his life. He touched so many lives not only as a soccer player but as a person. Most of us could not dream of making such a difference in so many lives as Dom has in his. For this we need to be thankful and happy and take solace in knowing that his life was a gift to us all.
Tony, I know that all your team - mates from Capilano College are thinking of you buddy.
Manager, Department of Athletics and Recreation
Words cannot describe the enormity of this improbable tragedy. By the same token, no words could adequately portray the essence of Domenic Mobilio. He had an immeasurable effect on people from all walks of life, and had such respect for the position he felt so fortunate to find himself in. For the past several years, we have been blessed to have known Dom as colleague, friend, and confidante. As we came to know him, we saw him for who he was – honest, knowledgeable, motivational, charming, supportive, driven by the success of those whom he worked with and coached, humble, and funny – man, was he funny.
In times of need he would be the supportive and compassionate voice on the end of the line, offering his encouragement. Dom would be the first to call offering congratulations for an achievement - be it an assist on a goal with a club team, a tournament well run, or a call up to the National side. It is unbelievable that time will ever ease the pain of his passing, but we can take solace in watching his legacy live on in his family, his friends, and those lives he touched so profoundly. We are blessed to have had the privilege of being a part of his life here on earth, albeit for far too short a time. For that time we are eternally grateful.
Godspeed Dear Friend, Rest in Peace until we meet again.
Maeve Glass and the Staff at Total Soccer Systems
To the Mobilio family and the Coquitlam soccer community, I would like to pass on my condolences to the Mobilio family and all those that knew him well on his tragic passing. I will remember Domenic for his goalscoring ability, especially with the Vancouver 86ers in the former Canadian Soccer League days. A particular memory for me was when he scored in the first leg of Canada's World Cup qualifying play-off against Australia in Edmonton. It was the first international match played at Commonwealth Stadium and I travelled up from my hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan to see the match in the summer of 1993. Now, as a professional soccer reporter in England, the loss of Mobilio takes me back to a time when I started playing the game passionately in Saskatchewan and instantly remembering the CSL players of those days, like Domenic. It was great to hear of his involvment in youth soccer in Coquitlam and his commitment to working with young players.
He will be sadly missed, but not forgotten.
Soccer Reporter, skysports.com
On Behalf of The Cranbrook Youth Soccer Association, we send our heartfelt condolences to Domenic Mobilio's family and the soccer community of the Lower Mainland for their great loss.
Cranbrook Youth Soccer Association
It's always hard to say things in words at this greiving time. But Dominic Mobilio you will always be remembered in our thoughts..As my son plays soccer he will always remember the things you taught him at soccer camp. Our warmest sympathies are with the Mobilio family at this difficult time.
Patti Carlson/ JR Carlson and Family
A friend and mentor...
Growing up in Vancouver there was one person I looked up to and he was Domenic Mobilio. His ability and success was a benchmark that I strived to achieve throughout my career. Very few players are touched with a special ability to be a game changer, a game winner, and Domenic was both of these. Upon getting to know Domenic more personally, I feel that my admiration for
him was misguided. Indeed, he was a game winner and a game changer, but upon reflection he is much more than that, he was a life changer. It is very rare that one person touches so many people, on so many levels, in so many ways, and that is what Domenic was, very rare. He has insired me to become a better player, a better coach, but most importantly a better person. Our warmest sympathies are with the Mobilio family at this difficult time.
Davide Xausa and the Xausa and Lep families
Three weeks ago I was privilaged to be on a coaches' training course led by Dominic Mobilio. I left each session as I hope the players I coach will leave my sessions: with hope, enthusiasm, excitement and a huge feel good factor about what soccer in the community is all about... that was and is Dominic's legacy to me and thousands like me. Not since the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster have I experienced such an outpouring of grief from a community united by a common love of soccer. Unfortunately, it is not until such events occur do we truly appreciate what we had and what has been lost. It is testimony to Dominic's involvement on
a grass roots level in the soccer community that so many tributes have poured in and that so many lives have been affected by this tragic loss. From coaching my daughter Emma on rainy Saturdays, to training me to coach others whenever our paths crossed his infectious energy and enthusiasm was there in abundance. May his good work continue through the foundations he laid and may he rest in peace. I wish there were more like him.
Andy Cunningham Coach: CCSA U-10 Girls Jaguars, U-7 Girls Purple Lightning
I think it is safe to say that Dom touched all of us in a big way, either as a player, as a coach, as a mentor or even as a friend. He contributed emmensely to the CCSA with an amazing amount of love and care. Although I only met Dom once or twice at Archbishop Carney, I will always remember the way he reacted when the Senior Boys won the Fraser Valley Championship. He was so proud! I give my condolences to Mellisa and all the Mobilio family. Dom, you were a hero to our school and our society. You will be missed and will always be remembered.
Rest in Peace.
I just wanted to say thankyou to you Dom. When I was down you picked me up. When I was upset you made me happy. When no-one believed in me, you always did. You taught me so much about soccer and even more about life. In my 16 years of life I have never learned so much from someone. You taught me what life was really about, you reminded me how to enjoy life and how to help others enjoy life as well. You have helped me build a dream. I will follow in your footsteps. I am forever in dept to you. I will always rememeber you in my heart and in my mind. I love you Domo forever and always
My prayers and condolences go out to the Mobilio Family- God bless
-Louise #13 U16Xtreme & U18 Coquitlam City Kixx
It is all the way from Japan that I heard of the sudden and tragic passing of a truly nice guy, Domenic Mobilio. I am writing this to convey my deepest sympathies and condolences to the entire Mobilo Family.
I knew Domenic for almost 30 years having grown up as his neighbor on East Georgia street in Vancouver and attending the same elementary and high school. I grew up friends mostly with Dom's younger Brother Tony, but a many a days a few of us including Dom would play soccer or street hockey in our front yards. Even at a young age, Dom displayed a special athletic prowess that you knew he was going to achieve great things one day. In my teens, my family moved away, but even several years later, I would see Domenic every so often, either driving in his Honda Civic or at a restaurant and each time he seemed to go out of his way to wave or say hi. I want everyone to know that he did achieve great things and in all the years I've known him, he always been respectful and humble. I am truly saddened that he is now gone and I know he will be missed not only by the soccer community but by all of us who knew him as just Dom, the guy down the street.
Domenic was a great inspiration to all, as we know it. We were very shocked like everyone else to have heard of your passing. Domenic you will never be forgotten. As we all play our games this weekend we know that you will be shining brightly from above. Our thought and prayers are with your family and friends. We will miss you . Thank you for everything. Keep smiling.
Peter,Anna Christie,Lucas Brittney Pastulovic.
As parents with a son in CCSA for 5 years so far and a daughter up and coming, we were very happy to know that Dominic was CCSA's head coach. Even without him needing to say many words, it was obvious he was a man with prinicipals and decorum. He knew how to express his love for soccer in a way that was infectious to the youth he guided. As parents, we were delighted to have him as our head coach and we saw the love of soccer blossom is our son and in the eyes of our daughter. Only gifted people have the ability to transfer positive beliefs through the ranks and Dominic did just that. Even though he is now gone from us, we are very thankful he was able to come to our community and instill the love of soccer to our kids. Our condolences to the Mobilio family, peace and comfort to each of you.
Rod, Susan and Reina Hooge
I ony meet Dominic once but he seemed like a nice person. I heard about him when I was a little kid and that made me want to play soccer like him. I will always remember him as a great soccer player and as a great soccer coach.
By Brett Hooge
Dominic was a good man! He was coaching us the high porformens camps. He was fun to be around, Although he was strict when it came to soccer. I will always remember him as a great man.
By David Barbour.
Our deepest condolences go to Doms family. We had the pleasure of meeting him at the first summer camp he held. The boys were thrilled to be learning from a legend .Since then they’ve not missed a camp or clinic or an academy. That was the way Dom made you feel. Not like you had to be there but that you couldn’t wait to get there. As of late we have had the pleasure of playing on the u-9 development team. Tyler has never been happier than when he found out he was going to be on the team and DOM’S GONNA BE MY COACH MOM!!!!! Dom had a way of making you feel good whether you’d known him for five minutes or five years. I don’t think it’s really set in and I’m still not sure if it ever really does but, let’s hope that we all try to follow in his footsteps not just on the pitch but in our everyday lives. Take pride in what you do and in who you are. Live life to the fullest and he will live on forever. RIP
Carlos Laverne Tyler and Abriel Da Silva
Domenic, today we said our last goodbye's....until we meet again. You were an inspiration to me personally and to all the players of this great club. There were some people that never knew your gifts and for that I am truly sorry. You especially touched my U11 Strykers team and for that I will be forever thankful. We have lost a true star and are terribly saddened, but
our lives will only be better having known you. We wish your family much strength over this very difficult time. We will do what you would want us to do - play soccer, love soccer, have fun and be good to ourselves. It is understandable to see the thousands of people at your prayers and funeral.........it was an honour to know and love someone as beautiful as you. We will be touched and inspired by you forever.
With much love.......Rest In Peace!!
Gayle, Megan, Devyn and Jenna Statton
My brother and I first met Domenic when he played for the Philadelphia KiXX, when they were still apart of the NPSL. He was our favorite player, and a very nice guy. We had a local channel do an interview with him where you could call up and ask questions, and my brother called up and got to talk to him. After that time, and after going to every game, we got to know Dom. I think I even had him as a coach at an Easter KiXX Kamp. This past weekend when I heard them announce Domenic died at the KiXX, I was so shocked I just stood their and did not know what to say. My mom and I were only there, so I had to tell my brother and dad later. I just started to cry, and I know that some of the KiXX guys who were on the field, were pretty upset too. Just breaking the news to my dad and my brother was pretty hard too, because they were very upset. I send all my condolences to Dom's family and friends. He will be truly missed.
As a former CCSA Executive, I had the pleasure of getting to know Domenic. I remember you dropping to your knees to teach my then three year old Daughter how to kick a soccer ball, and when she did you gave her the "High Five" and a kiss on the cheek...she was so proud! The Knowledge and Experience you so generously shared and your passion and dedication to the sport has inspired so many of our Youth. The Warmth of your Smile and your wonderful upbeat personality has touched the lives of more than you would ever know.
"Thank You Domenic"
My deepest sympathies to the Mobilio Family, Friends and to Domenic's many Affiliations.
Carol L. Veltin
Domenic was one of my near and dear friends. He did so much for so many people. He touched the lives of me and my family so many times. I feel truly blessed to have known him. He was a part of our family and I felt as though I was a part of his family too. To know him was to love him. He will be truly missed. My heart goes out to his family and friends. He may have moved on to a better place now but, he will always have a place in our hearts. He may be gone but, he will never be forgotten. His memory lives on in all of us. I WILL MISS YOU FOREVER DOMENIC.
Michelle Yurko and family
It was with great sadness and shock that I heard about the sudden death of Domenic.As a coach that had the opportunity to work with him and compete in the CSL I know how good he was.At this time I have been asked to pass on from many Coaches and players in Ontario our deepest condolences to all the family and friends of Domenic.
Ed McBride former National Team Asst and Ont Prov Head Coach.
I did not know Domenic personally, but heard from my daughter and others of his passion for soccer, and extraordinary patience and skills he shared at his clinics. Most recently, I was told that he was just a wonderful, wonderful person! Domenic seemed to have an ability to interact with everyone in a positive manner, and he took the time to care about each individual he met. Truly not only has the soccer community lost an amazing, caring friend, but everyone that knew him, or of him has suffered a tragic loss. My condolences to Domenic’s family and friends.
My sincere condolences to the Mobilio Family. I competed against Domenic and was always impressed at how he carried himself on and off the soccer field, he will be missed.
Lonestar Soccer Club
As for everyone , the news about Domenic was a shock.We have had the chance to have him come out and grace us with his skills as he has done for so many. Always a kind soft word or a smile, Coach, Player, Friend or just a guy to talk to, Domenic u will be truly missed.
CCS HelCats u17 -- Family & Friends
My deepest condolence to the Mobilio family and friends of Domenic.He was a great person and football/soccer ambassador.He represented everthing good about life and the beautiful game. Respectfully submitted Andrew Economos.
I would like to send my deepest condolences to the friends and family of Domenic Mobilio. My families prayers are with you all and he will be missed.
My name is Roy Viana and I had the pleasure of competing against Domenic at all levels of outdoor soccer from a club, provincial and professional level. I have been leaving in the U.S for some time now but never forget my soccer memories.
My fondest memory was in 1986 National Club Championship in Saskatchewan playing against Domenic. I was playing for Edmonton Juventus and we meet B.C in the semi final match. My teammates and I had heard some much about this one player "Mobilio" and as it turned out he meet all the hype. We won that night a bit of an upset but I will always remember how hard Domenic
worked the night to win and how confident he carried himself after the game. We later competed several times at the provincial level and finally numerous times professionally. Domenic as a 86er and I as a brickmen in the CSL. He never changed as a player over all those year hard working, confident and classy. I always admired Domenic and he was a great role model. I believe we live off the field as we did on and I'm sure this was true of him. We are the same age and the news of his passing has effected me greatly and also strengthened my soccer memories even more.
I am just one of many, many people you don't know with memories of Domenic and the positive effect he had on people. He will never be forgotten !
The Viana Family
Coconut Creek, Florida
It's hard to imagine why God would want to have taken such a fine a person
as Dominic Mobilio away from this world so soon. It is obvious from the
tributes and emotion that he has touched so many people, and very deeply,
whether they personally knew him or not. It is also obvious that, along with
his many personal and professional achievements, he has set the standard for
behaviour for all to follow on and off the field. A standard that reflects
love, caring, enthusiasm, passion and compassion, and a sense of fun. I also
pray that another legacy may be that these standards become embedded in all
interactions within the soccer community. I pray for the Mobilio family,
that they may draw strength from this important legacy. Finally, I pray for
those, like Dominic, who dedicate themselves to helping others that we
honour and take care of them as they honour and take care of us. Amen.
Please accept my most sincere condolences to the family of Dominic on behalf of myself. I had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know Dominic in Vancouver when we were trying for our National B licenses. His enthusiasm was contagious and Canadian Soccer lost something very special, as well as the rest of us.
Sincerely, Claudio Carnali, Calgary, Alberta
Domenic was an inspirational person in so many different ways. Absolutely devoted to soccer and especially devoted to all the players. Over the last two years, I have had the privilege to know him and to see the players Domenic has personally helped.
Domenic will be greatly missed but he will truly never be forgotten.
We personally remenber all the training sessions for Team United and fully appreciated his commitment, positive style, total enjoyment and dedication with everyone. Domenic you truly were an excellent role model and a great person to know forever.
Tony, Deborah, Timothy and Matthew Brown
Domenic Mobilio will be missed by everyone, not only in the soccer world but outside of it as well. Dom was truly a gentleman who was a very gifted player. When I was coaching the Winnipeg Fury in the CSL and we had the 86ers coming up, the majority of the week was spent on how we were going to defend Domenic. He was such a great goalscorer and even when you felt that you had him, he would do something comletely magical and finish it with a great goal. Then I would hear the person in the stands shout out "Thank You Domenic Mobilio" and the entire crowd would join in. Today everyone is shouting that out. Thank you Domenic Mobilio for showing us what a class person looks like. You are a great role model for all of the youth players in Canada not only in Coquitlam.You will be sadly missed but I sincerely hope that all of the youth players take note of the quality and the sportsmanship that you always showed. You are without a doubt the best striker that Canada has ever had and it is going to be tough trying to fill your shoes.My sincere condolences go out to the Mobilio family. My prayers are with you Dom, please give us the vision that you had so that we may continue on with the development of soccer.
My Deepest Condolensces,
I will always remember Domenic not only as a great player but a great guy to be around. I had the oppurtunity to play with Domenic in Edmonton as a driller and on the under-20 team as well as the national team.With all the success Domenic had as a player he was always very humble and always good to be around. My prayers and thoughts will be with Domenic and the Mobilio family through these difficult times!
I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER,
Domenic always had the uncanny ability to brighten up a room. He was the first to gather the troops during a game and after the game. He will be remembered by me as an incredible athlete and person. I remember Dom visiting Edmonton while playing for Philadelphia. The visit caused a stir not only in our locker room but in the whole city. Everybody stopped what they were doing just to get out with him share a story, share a drink, and share the thought that we would have a lot of time to tell more stories. Well Dom you brought us together then, and your doing it now in your absence. The soccer fraternity owes a lot to the messages you sent on and off the field. You'll never be forgotten because you exist in all the professionals and youth that you have touched over the years, including me. I hope your looking down proud of what you have given in your time here, because we are proud of you.
To the Mobilio family our heartfelt condolences. Dom was a tremendous player but more importantly he was an honest individual and always good for a laugh. As he matured he took on many mentoring roles wherever he played and his influence can still be seen all over Canada on the soccer fields today. I can still see his sly smile and wink before he ran to the Swangaurd faithful after putting yet another goal by me. He was a special person and will always be in our thoughts. Rest in peace, Dom.
Pat Onstad and Family
Hello : I would like to give my condolences to the family for the loss of Domenic he was a good soccer player even a better human being ! I represent the Native Indian Football Assn on Vancouver Island in Cowichan. Domenic came to our community to do a soccer camp with our 1st nations youth and he really impacted the young people - many dreams were born that day ! I justed to thank the family for sharing him with the canadian soccer community he has left us with many memories and a strong legacy for all of us to follow ! He is in a great place now ! Our prayers are with the family take care GOD BLESS!
I met him in a course I took last year to get my B license coaching for first the time. I heard the name but never met the guy until that time. Over days of course we got to know each other and made a friendship...he was a very nice and down to earth kind of guy and it was pleasant to have conversation with him. I felt the bond of friendship that I will miss now. May god rest his sole in peace....we will miss him turbidly....my thought and prayer is with his family.
Growing up in
Sincere condolences to Domenic's family and the soccer community from Richmond Youth Soccer Association. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and the players he has helped enjoy the game.
Roger Barnes, RYSA
I met Dominic for the first time in Halifax at the under 14 National's in 2003 and again on the A License in Toronto last summer. His enthusiasm, energy, and personality were infectious to those around him, and I felt it was refreshing to see a person of Dominic's quality working with youth players. My heart goes out to Dominic's family and friends and the soccer community has lost a member of the highest quality.
Soccer Nova Scotia, Technical Director
The few opportunities I had to spend time on and off the field with Domenic were enough for me to come to appreciate one of the most skilled and extraordinary goal scorer Canada has ever had, but the trait he was truly distinguished by was his humbleness and genuineness, two rare characteristics in professional sport.
My sincere condolences to the Mobilio Family.
My family and I would like to express our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Mobilio family. I first noticed Domenic as a player when he was playing juvenile soccer, after a few minutes I knew he had that special something that all coaches dream of, a natural, clinical finisher. He had a cool head in heavy traffic, and was able to always be in the right place at the right time. I'm sorry that I never had the opportunity to coach Domenic because I admired the way he played. This is a terrible loss but he will always be remembered as someone who loved the game very much, and put a lot of smiles on peoples faces when he played.
Chris Bennett and family.
When I first met Dominic I had no idea who he was. I didn't know him through soccer as most everyone has, but through the gym where he worked out for the past couple of years. He would just saunter in and do his stuff. No hoopla about him. He would work hard and wait his turn for things. He was polite to everyone. He had manners! Which unfortunately is so rare these days. He would interact with the younger guys at the gym when they asked him things. I had no idea why they were asking him, as I didn't know who he was. I hadn't followed the soccer scene for years. He just was a humble guy, who was nice and good looking to boot. His parents should be proud of him and themselves. They obviously did a wonderful job raising such a fine person. They should give clinics! He is obviously going to be missed by many for years to come.
I smile as I write this, but my stomach is literally in knots. You will be missed.
Take care Dominic
On behalf of my family, Kevin, Matthew, Andrea, my wife Virginia we like to offer our condolences to the Mobilio family and feel for them in this difficult time. Hope you will find peace and love. Dom gave us a role model and inspired children and all the children at CCS. His High Performance camps which he ran with full joy will be missed. But most of all I will miss him. We just went through a 6 hour seminar he put together and he looked fit and sharp just as usual. "Mr one touch". we talked about what he has done for CCS and what he wanted to do. I thank him for the time we had together. I was in unbelief when I heard on Saturday he passed away. I'm still in unbelief and I hope his legacy will continue in the next generation of soccer players he has produced.
Ferdinand Klapwijk CCS Soccer Coach
I met Dom 3 weeks ago, at a B.C I.D session for the U-16 Provincial Team that he would be coaching. I remember being surprised at the session because he instantly knew my name and he made the session fun. You could feel his enthusiasm and passion for the game of soccer and I was excited about playing for him. Though I only spent one training session with Dom, I was deeply saddened to learn about his sudden death. Dom you will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the Mobilio family. Rest in peace.
Jen Harrison U-16 Lower Island Metro
I would like to take this opportunity to say how very sorry I was in hearing of the news of Domenic's tragic death, and let his family know how very kind and encouraging he was with my daughter Avery regarding soccer. Avery always held Domenic in very high regard, and he will be someone who she will always remember with great fondness. To his family our very deepest sympathy he will be greatly missed. God Bless.
Sheron and Avery Mason
Gord Rogers Soccer Enthusiast and avid Fan over the years
"Nothing is so contagious as an example. We never do great good or evil without inciting more of the same in others "
Francois De La Rochefoucald 604 880 2747
Deepest sympathy. I will always remember Dominic he is a friend and a gentleman who always had time to say hello. Always in my mind.
The old equipment man
I would like to send my deepest condolences to the Mobilio family. Domenic will be deeply missed, not only was he a great soccer player, he was also a great person.
Over the years I have attended many soccer camps and clinics run by Domenic. Clinic after clinic, I got to know him very well. He was so kind and polite, and seemed to actually enjoy teaching the kids. It always surprised me by how devoted he was to the things that mattered to him. He has inspired me so much, and has taught me many lessons - on and off the field. On Saturday I ran into him for the last time. Now I wish I had know I wouldn't be seeing him again. There's so much I would've said. I already miss him so much, but I'm glad I had a chance to say goodbye.
On behalf of my family and my soccer team, I would like to extend my deepest and most sincere condolences to the Mobilio family for the tragic loss of their beloved Domenic. He was a very kind, caring, respectful and talented individual who touched the hearts and lives of many within the soccer community. He will be sadly missed.
Coach CCS Mavericks (U15 bronze boys)
Referee (Westminster/North District)
To the Mobilio Family,
I am sorry to learn of this tragic turn of events while we are staying in Thailand with the U19 Women's National Team and participating in the World Championships. I know that Dom touched several of these young girls lives in the past few years, as well as my own for the past 16 years.
I cannot even begin to say how devastating the loss of this passionate, positive, hard working, and friendly young man feels. It saddens me to think how much more he had to give, through soccer, and of course life.
I am saddened for your family, his friends and all the familiar faces in the North American Soccer Community, which will remember Dom for his tremendous talent on the soccer field, and dedication to the game off the field.
Please understand that we are all working hard (even though we are so far away) to deal with this tragedy.
I didnt know Dominic personaly but all ther things that heard about him was all positive things. My one friend said that she went to everyone of his soccer camps and was very close with him. I've never seen her so emotional. This means something, Dominic touched many peoples hearts and will live on in all of our lives. Wether you are a coach, player, or just someone of the street if you were to hear this mans life story you would be inspired like no-one has ever inspired you. Dominic is a very positive and consiterative man. I know many people who are living there soccer, personal and social lives for you, you were loved by ,many!!!
With Love and Faith
Kayla Finlay...CCSA U 14 Storm
I was with Domenic in august for the A license program.
On behalf of the Ontario Soccer Association's technical department, we wish to express our condolences to the Mobilio family. Dominic is still a Canadian soccer hero to us all. His gifts as a player and human being contributed massively to putting in the hearts of young soccer players the possibility of becoming a Canadian Professional Soccer player. As well as being a colleague and friend mine personally, it was my honour to have competed against Dominic in the CSL . His memory will be cherished by us all in Ontario Soccer.
Manager of Player Performance
Ontario Soccer Association
Its a sad loss of a soccer player, a friend, a mentor and all around awsome guy. My stomach is in knots at how this sports scene just loss a truly great ambassodor of good will and respect! I truly feel for him and his entire family and i give my sincere
condolences to all of them. Everything happens for a reason, i turly believe that and we will never know what that his but i have faith that god takes the good ones early. Dom did so much for the local soccer scene and continued to give back thru his contributions to youth socer. I think he should be taken as an example for all he did and how he touched so many adults and
Its such a shame that at such a young life it had to end so quickly, RIP Dom u will be missed and no that u have touched so many hearts during ur short life that ur work and sacrifice will not go without notice! To Tony and the entire mobilio family my thought and prayers r with u during this trying time, be strong and know that he may be gone physically but NOW hes with u more and more in spirit!
Rest In Peace Domo! u will always have place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers r with u and ur family!
I was fortunate to have met Dom back in 1985 when our club teams met in Ottawa for the Canadian National Championships. I remember all I kept hearing was how great this player was from Vancouver and how he was such a great goal scorer. After the game, we spoke and he was as great a guy as he was a player. A couple of years later, we met again when we both played for
the Canadian National youth team. I feel so fortunate to have known you Dom; you were not only a great player and a great person but also a good friend. Throughout the years, every time he played in Toronto or in some town where I happened to be we would always get together and reminisce. Through his great success in indoor and outdoor he always stayed true to who he was and what he loved. Canada has lost a great ambassador to the game of soccer and we all lost a great person, player, coach, mentor and friend. My condolences to the Mobilio family, you really made something special.
With this email, I wish to offer my condolences to the Mobilio family. I had only just spoken with Dominec a month ago regarding potential national U15 players. I can only image how hard this loss must be, of a great man at such a young age.
former CSL opponent and National Team Colleague
Canada U15 Women's National Team Coach
Whitby Iroquois Soccer Club Head Coach
It is tough when the football community loses someone like Dom! Someone who was passionate about the game and genuinely cared about the development of young footballers. My condolences to the Mobilio Family and; "Dom …you will be greatly missed"
CSA National Training Centre Prairies
The Canadian Soccer Community will never forget you, as a player, but more importantly, as a good person. My deepest condolences to the family. From a soccer Fan
Our deepest sympathy's go out to the whole Mobilio family, Joe, Maria, Johnny & Tony! As children we would play soccer at the Columbus Meat Market games! I think Domenic was the first boy I ever played soccer with other than my two brothers! I'll always remember the Italian picnics and get togethers at the Corsi's. I specifically remember one time when all the girls were chasing you around the Corsi's basement, but of course, you were too fast for us! It's nice how these happy memories never fade! I will miss listening to my dad, Mario, brag about you every time he read or heard about your triumphs! "Did you hear about Domenic?" he would say with a big smile on his face! I would say "are you sure your name isn't Mario Mobilio" and we would all laugh! You were (are) the shining star and will always live on in our hearts.
Oops, I almost forgot....you better get started on that new turf field in the sky! I'm hoping to kick the ball around when I get there!
Rest in Peace
Lisa Ciardullo (on behalf Mario, Annelore, Carlo, Paolo & Sharon Ciardullo)
To get the opportunity to play for a guy like Dom has truly been an honour. I can honestly say that playing for Tony and Dom has had a huge impact on my life. Dom was the kind of coach that made you want to be a better player, and the kind of guy that made you want to be a better person. I will never forget his enthusiam, his amazing smile, and the way he could make us all laugh. I know for myself, as well as my teammates, every time we step onto a soccer field, it will be for Domo... and I know he will continue to be a proud coach as he watches us from above. Tony, you and your family are in my thoughts and in my heart.
Dom.... thank you for the memories... we'll see you again.
Coquitlam City F.C. Premier
We share your grief and send our love,
Paige and Jeff Skinner
I don’t think that there is anyone in our vast soccer community who will not be affected by Dom’s passing. Not only was he an extremely gifted soccer player, he was also one of the most kindest people one could ever meet. He always had a smile for everyone. My husband grew up with Dom in the East End and played with him on the Willingdon Cubs team and he would often tell our daughters stories of their playing days together.
Dom had a great impact on soccer out here in Coquitlam, he was forever at practices and his camps, teaching and encouraging all the players on the game that he loved. He gave so much of himself to everyone of these players, and for that, my children, Cayli, Amanda and Olindo are forever grateful and they will never forget you or all that you taught them. You always had positive things to say to them and you lifted them up when they weren’t feeling that they played their best, telling them to always keep trying, never to give up. They will miss you immensely.
It is with a heavy heart that we give our sincere condolences to the Mobilio, Pietramala and Guzzo families. Domenic will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Dom, and thank you, for all that you gave…
Franco, Cori, Cayli, Amanda, Olindo & Lucia Zecca
I was deeply saddened to hear of Dominic’s death last weekend. I had the privilege to play with him if only for a short time. His presence and performance at training and in games was a pure joy to watch and be around. A true football personality, he made all around him play with a smile on their face and a belief in their minds. Dominic oozed class on and off the field. Deepest sympathy to Domenic's family
It comes as heartfelt sorrow to hear the sudden passing of Domenic. I had the great pleasure of working with Domenic. Young soccer players and coaches are definitely the beneficiary of Dom’s cheerful, joyous and professional approach to coaching. He exuded enthusiasm! Domenic had the touch of being a true professional on and off the field. He will be greatly missed! My deepest condolences go out to Tony and the Mobilio family. Rest in peace Dom.
Domenic was my first major crush. I was no more than 16 at the time, he must have been 25. I live in Toronto and therefore could not see him often... but I waited patiently for him to come and play. I used to look up at every plane that passed, wondering if he was on it.
I never missed a game. Then, at one game, I heard that a "girl from Baltimore" was also there to watch him play. I was devastated : (
It is clear from the statements on this board that the "girl from Baltimore" and I had good taste.
Domenic, you are missed... and I am proud of you!
The tragic news of Domenic’s death has rocked the soccer community across Canada and our heart felt condolences go out to the Mobilio family. Although, I first met Domenic as a member of our National Youth Team it was only in the last two years, when he embarked on a coaching career, that I began to know him as a person. I was immediately impressed by the way he carried himself. Always friendly and outgoing, he showed great class and humility. Where one might have expected an inflated ego because of his achievements as a player; this was not the case. Although, it was obvious he had been blessed with special gifts, he considered himself one of the boys and he drew tremendous respect from those who new him. His class and ability brightened our B and A License Courses in recent years and he will be missed by all of us who’s lives he has touched. I’m sorry I will not have the chance to get to know him better or to work with him again in the future and I mourn his loss as does all of Canada’s soccer community.
Director of Coaching & Player Development.
Canadian Soccer Association.
On behalf of all the members of the Westminster District Youth Soccer Association, I would like to offer our sincere condolences to the Mobilio family and friends. It is amazing how many players and families Dom touched in his short time working with the CCSA. Dom seemed to have time for everyone, and always went out of his way to pass on words of encouragement. His willingness to unselfishly pass on his soccer knowledge, was only surpassed by his ability to pass on his passion and love for the game, and kindle that fire in so many young players. Thankyou Dom, we are all better for having known you.
Bob Favelle - Chair Westminster District YSA
As I read through the preceding tributes, it is clear that this incredible man has left an outstanding legacy not only with his shining example and record-breaking talents on the soccer pitch, but seemingly more so off the field, as well. With so many players, parents, and coaches taking and vowing to carry on this example, skill and love for the game, this legacy will reach farther and wider than it already has. His gracious personality is something which is quite remarkable to me - a man with such an outstanding history, but so humble and genuine in his interactions. It was always such a thrill to see him (we moms would always consider this a treat) and then when he'd greet and speak with you in such a relaxed, personal manner, it wasn't hard to understand why absolutely everyone you knew felt this man was truly someone special. He was one of the main reasons our daughter, Annelies, has travelled week after week for the past year and a half from Delta to play with the Coquitlam U-16 Wild team. We feel honoured to have known him for this time and are deeply saddened that it couldn't have been longer. It is our hope that his legacy will live on through the actions of each of us and that he will be honoured with the new turf at Best High being named for him. It is also our hope that with the season of giving approaching that we will remember the Heart and Stroke Foundation as well as the many other worthy charities with our donations. Domenic Mobilio has died, but his spirit never will...
Charlotte, Gunter and Annelies Post
I had the pleasure of getting to know Domenic during my years working for the 86ers and BC Youth Soccer Association. In more recent years, I was proud to call him a friend. My heart goes out to the Mobilio family, and Dom's many, many friends.
The Technical Department of the British Columbia Soccer Association would like to pass on its condolences to the Mobilio family, Domenic’s many friends and all of the young players that Domenic was able to reach out to and inspire. We have all lost a tremendous person, a caring and passionate man, and more than anything, a great friend. The incredible talent that Domo dazzled us all with for years and his passion for coaching have set benchmarks that all of his friends and colleagues will always aspire to reach.
Domo, we thank you for giving so much back to the game of soccer and your community, your commitment to what you would always so proudly call “my Coquitlam kids”, your passion and love of what you did every day of your life, and for letting us all know that we always had a friend to talk to.
As we say good bye for the last time, it is only appropriate to close with a chant that will always echo through Swangard Stadium, as it did every time you scored a goal: “Thank you very much Domenic Mobilio!”
BCSA Technical Department
(David Irvine, Michael Findlay, Mark Parker, Markus Reinkens, Jason Elligott)
Head Coach, Under 14 Girls Provincial Program
British Columbia Soccer Association
My prayers go out to the Mobilio family. I got to know Domenic this Sept when I helped him do some of the soccer clinic to get my coaching certicate. From the moment I met him I knew that he had such a huge heart and a lot a passion for soccer and kids. Two weeks ago I called Domenic to ask him to come to one of our soccer practice to give me and my assistant Patrick some advice or some feedback because we were racking our brains wondering why we were not winning any of our games or even coming close. Domenic promised he would come has soon as he had a free Thursday night however he was taken from us before he could make it. Sundays game we did a moment of silence and dedicated the game to him. Guess what we won 1 nothing and to boot my daughter scored the goal. So he didn't back out of his promise he was there.
We will miss you Domenic,
Christina, Jonathan, Ian and Josie U10 girls Gunners
Domenic Mobilio was OUR pride and joy.He lived and breathed the soccer life. This east side man put Vancouver and Canada on the map.When he was playing soccer,we were all glued to the game.Our country has lost a leader.His untimely passing has affected us all.On behalf of myself and my family,I extend my deepest sympathies to the Mobilio family.May God grant you peace,Domenic.