It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Clarence Bossons on August 6th, 2013 after a short but fierce battle with cancer at the age of 77.
Peter was born on April 12th, 1936 in Vancouver, B.C. and moved to West Vancouver at the age of three. Peter completed his teaching degree at UBC and then in 1961 took on a teaching position in Armstrong where he taught for five years at Armstrong High School. On August 4th, 1962, Peter married the love of his life, Patricia, and settled in Vernon. In 1966, Peter moved to W.L. Seaton Junior High School, where he taught P.E. and Science for many years until taking on the SEA/SAS Alternative Education Program. In June 1992, he retired from teaching.
Peter always enjoyed the outdoors and he spent many wonderful summers camping, hiking and traveling across Canada with his family as well as relaxing at the family cabin and playing games of cards with long time friends. During their retirement, Peter and Pat spent twenty enjoyable years wintering in Mesa, Arizona and travelling where they made many more special friends. Another of Peter’s passions was carving duck decoys and beautiful handcrafted pens.
Peter is survived by; his loving wife Patricia; daughters, Sheryl Bossons and Susan Klaassen; his five grandchildren: Tannen, Brayden, and Chantelle Efird, and Matthew, and Chelsea Klaassen as well as his two sons-in-law, Len Efird and James Klaassen.
His family would like to extend praise and thanks for the compassionate care he was given by Dr. Fred Dyck and the exceptional staff at Vernon Hospice House. Thanks also to Dr. Humphreys and the staff at the Vernon cancer clinic.
A Celebration Of Life will take place on August 29th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Community Hall at Desert Cove Estates (beside Spallumcheen Golf Course). In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation – Cancer Centre or North Okanagan Hospice Society. Cremation and Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.com