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ROSSI, Bruno

Bruno Rossi went to be with the Lord on August 6, 2020, at the age of 67.  Bruno was a beloved husband, father, and a dear friend to many.  He was passionate about his students throughout his teaching career.  He loved sports of all kinds, whether playing, coaching, or simply being a spectator.  He enjoyed travelling, and visited his friends and family in Italy (where his parents were from) on several occasions.  He was a volunteer with the RCMP Community Policing in Kelowna as well as a member (including past president and treasurer) of the Kelowna Bocce Club for several years.  He joined a bowling team with some of his friends for the past few years.  Bruno, much like his mother, enjoyed spending time in his garden, scouring the local farmers market for the best produce and meats, and cooking Sunday dinners for his family.  His love and passion for Christ overflowed into everything he did.

He is survived by his loving wife Janet and daughter Rachel, as well as several cousins and other family members both in Ontario and Italy.  He is predeceased by his parents Mario and Margherita Rossi.  A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held, however, due to the current pandemic restrictions it will be by invitation only.  The family would like to invite all who would like to pay their respects to join by Livestream on Friday, August 21, 2020, at 1:00pm PDT. To view a Livestream of the service please click on the link below.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the KGH Foundation, www.kghfoundation.com, or your favorite charity of choice are welcomed and appreciated by the family.  Cherished memories, photos, and online condolences may be sent to the family by scrolling down the page to the area called “Condolences”.


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  • Paul Smith says:

    Our deepest condolences to Janet, Rachel, and the entire family at this time of deep love for a devoted husband, father, and disciple of Jesus. As a colleague of Bruno at Kelowna Christian School, I have warm memories of Bruno’s cheerful positivity and dedication to his students. Thinking of you at this time and praying that God will hold you close at this time of loss. Paul and Janneke Smith

  • Viki & Terry Ruttan says:

    To the Rossi family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and friends. They say time heals, and I’ve learned that first hand. You never forget, but with time you remember the good things first, and you begin to live again. All our love.

  • Mark and Veronica Kayban says:

    Janet, Rachel and family, Our heart goes out to you in this time of loss. Bruno was one quality man. We will miss his laughter and smile. He made this world a better place.

  • Wayne and Lori gunn says:

    We are so sad to hear of Bruno’s passing. He was such a wonderful man, and he always showed his love for the lord so passionately, he taught our sons at Kcs and was a great teacher. So very sorry for your loss Janet and Rachel, your In our thoughts and prayers

  • nicolette_fuller@hotmail.com says:

    Sending all my love and heartfelt condolences to Rachel, Janet and family. I had first known him as Mr. Rossi in middle school but getting to know him and his family warmed my heart as I became fast friends with Rachel. He always had a smile on his face along with an infectious laugh. He was a patient and kind teacher who had a great passion for what he did. He had a tender heart and a great understanding for others, especially his students. My heart goes out to the Rossi family, he was an amazing man who will never be forgotten. May his memory and legacy live on through many stories and yearbooks. <3

  • Blair and Tarja Jardine says:

    Our deepest sympathies to all the family! ❤️ We were privileged to know Bruno while we lived in Kelowna. He surely was a godly man. We will meet again one day.

  • John Paul and Tamara Casorso says:

    We are saddened to hear of Mr. Rossi’s passing. JP remembers his grade 8 year in Mr. Rossi’s class with fondness and said he was a great teacher. We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for God’s comfort for your family as you grieve.

  • Colleen Love Loewen (Cousin) and husband, Rick says:

    We think of Bruno with great fondness… he was a man of real substance and thoughtfulness. I remember the joy Janet and he had as they started out on their journey together well over 40 years ago. Uncle Dawson and Aunt Sonia so enjoyed your visits to Penticton over many years. Janet & Rachel, may you feel the Lord’s peace that passes all understanding and his eternal comfort. LOVE ALWAYS from us cousins and mom, Sonia.

  • Valentina Quagliotto says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Rachel and Janet. Valentina and Peter.

  • Tyler & Dianne Bishop says:

    Janet & Rachel we were so sad to hear of Bruno’s passing. We enjoyed knowing Bruno as a colleague, teacher of our children, softball teammate and of course brother in the family of Christ. We offer our sincerest condolences and prayers. Tyler & Dianne Bishop

  • Dale & Marty Luksts says:

    Our deepest sympathies to Bruno’s family. A dedicated teacher and member of the church and community.
    May God be of great comfort to your family as you have lost someone so special… Dale & Marty and Family.

  • Tony denBok says:

    I was so saddened to hear of Bruno’s passing. Marnita and I have many fond memories of Bruno from our times together working at Summer Camp especially. He was such a joy to be around. His love for God and people was contagious. He will be remembered fondly. Our prayers are with you, Janet and Rachel.

  • Rudy and Ruby Hamm says:

    Our condolences to Mr. Rossi’s family. We will miss his welcoming smile at KGF Church.


  • John and Janice Kosnik says:

    Janet and Rachel, our hearts and prayers are with you for your tremendous loss.
    Bruno was my best friend during our childhood and teen years. We grew up in Windsor and lived two doors apart. We played sports together and our favourite was street hockey. Using his innovative skills, Bruno stacked empty grape boxes to make nets. When he scored, he made sure the boxes fell down to ensure the neighbours appreciated his goal!
    We maintained contact over the years sharing stories and laughs. Bruno was a kind and great man. Rachel, you made him the proudest dad!
    God bless you my dear friend.
    Bruno P.S. …. Make sure that you let the angels win once in awhile!

  • James McGill says:

    My deepest sympathies to the entire Rossi family and friends. Bruno was very influential & supportive in my life as our Pastor (and friend) when I was just in my early 20’s . Bruno didn’t just say words- he actually cared and always made a difference- He was the very essence of what A Christian is- ” Christ Like” – I still have the book he gave me and signed about trusting In God to succeed in life -on the day I graduated from The OPP Police College – Pastor Bruno and his wisdom and kindness has helped me on many occasions in my now 30th year in Policing in Ontario. Thank You Pastor Bruno- I know you are in the Saviors arms.
    James McGill

  • Berne and Myra Watters says:

    Dear Janet, Rachel and family, our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to you during this difficult time. Bruno was a gentle servant with a kind heart who was willing to serve and bless others unconditionally. He will always be remembered for his kind ways and gentle manner. Prayers and blessings, Berne and Myra Watters.

  • Berne Watters says:

    Dear Janet, Rachel and family, our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to you. Bruno was a gentle servant with a kind heart who was willing to serve and bless others unconditionally. He will always be remembered for his gracious ways and gentle manner. Bruno was a Godly man and will be missed. Prayers and love, Berne and Myra Watters

  • Susan Counter. (nee Price) says:

    Hi Janet and Rachel, My condolences on the passing of your loving husband and father. I was deeply saddened to hear of Bruno’s passing. Even though I only met Bruno a handful of times I could always sense his love and devotion to you along with his kind and gentle demeanor. He will be greatly missed.

  • Joan McLellan says:

    Dear Janet and Rachel, Deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved husband and Dad. Bruno was a such a very good and gentle man – always smiling, always ready for a joke. We loved every minute that we spent with him and will miss our visits with him. I know my Mom and Dad always loved your family visits – especially coffee and pie at Davison Orchards.

    Love and hugs,
    Mac and Joan

  • Marzia and Raynald says:

    Rachel and Janet, our deepest sympathy and heartfelt thoughts are with you at this time.

  • Amber Hendren says:

    Thinking of you Janet and Rachel and family. Bruno spoke of you often and I appreciated his dedication to people. He was a treasured colleague and taught me much about teaching and walking with Christ. His integrity, humility, kindness and passion were inspirational to many. All of us who worked with him felt his care and are better for knowing him. May you sense God’s hand in this difficult time, and may great memories brings smiles amongst the tears.

  • Joanne Marees says:

    Dear Janet and Rachel, our sincere condolences in your time of loss. Bruno taught our children and I was also a colleague at KCS. He was a man of great integrity, and was bold in sharing his love for the Lord. His humility and sense of humour and his love for others were evident in all he did. He had an optimistic outlook no matter what he faced because he knew whose he was and where he was going. So thankful for having shared some of this earthly journey with him. Blessings,strength and comfort for the days ahead🙏Sincerely Joanne and Wayne Marees

  • Dave Love says:

    Sorry for your loss Janet and Rachle
    Bruno is with the lord now He’s up there with my dad
    and others up there in heaven

  • Janet Wielemaker says:

    Janet & Rachel, our hearts go out to you at this time of loss. Bruno impacted the lives of many with his deep faith, compassionate heart and endearing personality. I will miss our chats at our monthly COBSS meetings and appreciated his willingness to continue to serve the KCS community on a voluntary basis well into his retirement.
    He will be missed!

  • Walter & Claudia Doroshuk says:

    Janet and Rachel: We were very sorry to receive the phone call from Janet of the passing of Bruno. He was a dear friend of ours for over 40 years. We met in Windsor, ON and both moved a few years later to B.C. Bruno was a man of great character, kindness and love. He always had a twinkle in his eyes when he emailed. We will always hold his memories near. We pray the Lord will bring you comfort and peace during this time of great loss.

  • Janice Hamilton says:

    Janet, I am so sorry to read about Bruno’s passing. I have such fond memories of the Meadowvale church. Bruno was a great leader and had a smile that lit up the room. It sounds like after you moved out west, he was still a great leader and involved in many things. I’m sure his passing leaves a very big hole in your’s and Rachel’s lives. I am thinking of you and praying for you may God help you comfort you at this time.

  • Bruce Hildebrandt says:

    I remember playing volleyball with Bruno and Rachel. .(Teasing grade eight Rachel as she fixed her hair between rallies.) I remember many baseball, and golf games. I remember Bruno and I walking through the new arena under construction, choosing our Rockets seasons tickets. I remember our yearly Kamloops road trips, and coffee times together. I remember so many things about this wonderful friend and man of God. Each of these memories are now treasured moments that I was allowed to share with Bruno. Bruno enjoyed life. He loved to laugh. He found the good in everything and everyone. I rarely heard him complain, whether about work, or politics or his golf game. He consistently talked about the faithfulness of God in His life. Bruno was a man who motivated his friends to be their best. He loved Jesus and his family with all his heart. I am heartbroken at the loss of my friend. I will always treasure this man and my memories of our times together. May God fill your minds with memories that bring you joy and laughter and fill your hearts with warmth.

  • Diann Turkington says:

    Dear Cousin Janet and Second Cousin Rachel, my heartfelt condolences to you both. I was able to view Bruno’s funeral service by way of our cousin Melanie Love sending me the link. The entire service was uplifting, enlightening, and full of Grace, Love, and respect for a beautiful man who I did not have the honour to meet and to know personally. My best Divine energy is sent to you for short and long-term healing and for long and happy lives during the rest of your journey here on earth. Sent with much Love, Diann

  • Stefano says:

    We’re so sorry about loss of Bruno, we renew all condolences. Now that I’m back home and can access to PC, I’ve found the following pictures, taken during of one of your trips to italy… Happy times, sweet memories for everyone of us.
    A warm hug to you all overseas.

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