In Memory of
October 5, 1932 - November 10, 2015
Albert Bossert (Age 83) passed away peacefully after a brief illness on November 10, 2015; he will be dearly missed. Our father was born in Hoffnungstal, Bessarabia on October 5, 1932 to Alexander and Lydia Bossert. Dad learned his trade in Cabinetry while growing up in Germany. He built many decks and fences for family and himself, and his attention to detail and quality workmanship was unparalleled. Dad immigrated to Canada in August 1951 when he was just 18 years of age. After arriving in Quebec, and spending a short time in Saskatchewan, he found his way west and settled in Kamloops. Dad was employed with Balco Industries in Heffley Creek (later Canfor and Tolko) for 37 years, where he was an expert in his field and well respected by his peers. In the 1950's dad excelled at soccer, and was an asset to the Kamloops United Soccer team for several years. While raising his kids, dad always enjoyed playing pinochle, various card games, backgammon, ping pong and bowling. In his later years he enjoyed watching Jeopardy and doing crossword puzzles.
Our father is survived by his three children: Connie (Brad) Bossert, Aldergrove, BC; Curtis (Linette) Bossert, Kamloops, BC; Carey (Christina) Bossert, Langley, BC; his brother Otto (Louise) Bossert, Auburn WA; his sister Nelly (Reinhard) Kesting, Bünde Germany; his grand-children Riley, Alexander, Lindsay, Megan, Clay, Cole, Cayla, and Cassidy. Albert was pre-deceased by his parents, his sister Lena (Herb) Klausing, Kamloops, BC and his brother Werner (Ursula) Bossert, Bünde Germany. An honouring of his life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Kamloops Hospice Association (kamloopshospice.com).