With loved ones at his bedside, fifty-two year old Joseph Reginald Varosi passed away at the Elk Valley Hospital on Wednesday, February 23, 2011.
The firstborn child for Joe and Betty Varosi, and big brother to Shelley, Joey was born in Fernie on April 2, 1958. He attended Isabella Dicken Elementary and Fernie Secondary. Joey worked at the Elko Sawmill for 33 years, and in his spare time enjoyed being amongst family and friends. With Mother Nature as his playground, Joey also enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, sports and his place at the lake. A wonderful son, brother and uncle, Joey will be forever loved and always remembered by those whose lives he touched.
Joey is survived by his parents Joe and Betty Varosi, his sister and brother-in-law, Shelley and Arlin Hanninen, and nieces Brittany (Kristian) and Jennifer (Dustin) as well as many wonderful friends and co-workers.
Prayers were held at the Holy Family Catholic Church on Sunday, February 27th. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, February 28th with Father Bart van Roijen, Celebrant. Interment followed at St. Margaret’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2218 Fernie, BC V0B 1M0. Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.