On Wednesday, July 4, 2012, our dad, Peter Cossarini, passed away suddenly in Fernie, BC, exhibiting the strength and determination that characterized his 70 years of life. Peter was born in Natal, BC, on November 8, 1941 to parents Achile “Hockey” and Elizabeth “Liz” Cossarini.
Peter grew up in Michel, on “the farm”, a place he held forever in his heart. A lifetime resident of Fernie and Cokato, Peter continued his love for the soil as an avid gardener, while he worked full time as a mechanic both in “the bush” and in the coal mines of the Elk Valley. Peter loved his work and all of his buddies will readily attest to that; but he also loved cross-country skiing, fishing, hunting, camping and berry picking, often with Sharon, his best buddy at his side. It was love of family, however, that was Peter’s greatest passion and his wife, children and grand children were his most valued treasures. Peter will be lovingly remembered as a selfless, kind and generous man and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. God bless you, Peter, and may you rest peacefully.
Cherishing their memories are his son Trevor (Julie McFadyen) Cossarini and his daughter Michelle (Chris) Pumphrey; his six grand children, Travis, Claire, Katie, Chloe and Natalie Cossarini and Ava Pumphrey; his brother Jim (Cheryl Kerby) Cossarini; brothers- in- law; Lanny (Diane) Kniert, Raymond (Terry) Kniert, Kenny (Sandra) Kniert, Gary MacDonald and Dave McIntyre; his sisters- in- law Anita Cossarini, Linda MacDonald and Bobbie (Foozie) Stephenson; his many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, other relatives and friends.
Peter was predeceased by his wife, Sharon (nee Kniert) such a short time ago, on May 31, 2012. He was also predeceased by his parents, Achile and Elizabeth Cossarini, his brother John Cossarini and sister, Carol Cossarini as well as his parents- in- law Ken and Mary Kniert.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Peter’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon, 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3V2 or to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, 2 Lansing Square, Suite 804, Toronto, ON, M2J 4P8.
A Memorial Service was held on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 0:30 AM at Cherished Memories “Serenity Chapel”. Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.