Rossi, angelo – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of Angelo Rossi, who was born in Casarsa, Italy on February 18, 1923 and passed away October 21, at the age of 91. He was the youngest of Maria and Francesco Rossi’s seven children.
Dad arrived in Canada in 1932 and settled on a farm up the North Forks, near Grand Forks. He started working on his brother-in-law’s sawmill at age 14. At 16, he moved to Trail to work for the Trail Meat Market. He joined the army to serve with the Canadian Scottish Regiment in the Second World War and was sent overseas at age 21. When the war ended he returned to Trail and worked at Star Bakery for 28 years. The school district employed him until he retired.
Dad was a generous man who appreciated the simple pleasures in life, with family topping his list. “Thanks a million,” was one of his most frequent refrains in recent years. He enjoyed gardening, cooking, beekeeping, making candles, hunting, fishing, cross-country skiing, baking pies and brewing wine.
Dad is survived by his sister Marianna Bryant, son Raymond (Patti), grandchildren Cheryl Rossi (Rob), Darren Rossi (Val) and Lisa Vanness (Mike), and his great-grandchildren Stella Vanness, Lola Rossi, Franklin Vanness and Maximus Angelo Rossi.
He was predeceased by daughter Debbie, wife Teresa, brother Gigi and sisters Genes Poletto, Evelyn Pavan, Esther Babuin and Nancy Schiavon.
The family invites you to a celebration of his life on November 9 at 11:30am at the Montrose Hall.
Donations can be made to Talarico Place 709 10th. St, Castlegar VIN 2H7.