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John Joseph Bogoslowski

June 14, 1926 - April 9, 2016


We are saddened to announce the passing of our dearest dad, John Bogoslowski, two months shy of 90 years old. He was born on a farm in Grandview, Manitoba.

After serving in the merchant marines during World War II, John went back to Dauphin, Manitoba to work and met the love of his life Verna. He moved to Port Alberni in 1951, then relocated to Powell River in 1952 and settled with his wife Verna to raise their family. He worked in the mill as a sawyer until his retirement at the age of 63; after that John and Verna enjoyed excursions to various places to visit and frolic with their siblings and family.

John was predeceased by his loving wife of 62 years Verna, his daughter Rosaline, his sons-in-law Pat Charbonneau and Paolo Ritossa, four brothers and four sisters. Left behind to mourn his passing are his sister Nell Archer, his children Irene, Linda, Bob and Mark (Emy), son-in-law Dan, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Bobo will be remembered for his years of service in the community; Knights of Columbus, where he took great pride in cutting the grass and maintaining the Knight's of Columbus Hall at the old golf course. He and mom were also very well known for their luncheons at the hall; minor baseball and minor hockey, to name a few. He loved a “good” argument but, with a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face, would say “just kidding”. John believed that if you treat people in a kind and friendly manner it would brighten their day.

The family would like to thank Debbie Morehouse for all her loving support and help, Father Dass, Dr. Schweitzer, all the doctors and nurses in the emergency room and on the fourth floor and all the home-care support workers for taking such good care of our dad.

A funeral service will take place at 1 pm on Saturday, April 16, at Church of the Assumption, with an informal luncheon to follow.

May you rest in peace. Now you can be with Mama, give her a big hug and kiss from us all; we love you!


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From: Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff

Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Dave Reid
Relation: Nephew

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle John. His smile and sense of humor will be missed. Our Lord has called Uncle John home and he is reunited with his lovely wife Verna, and I can just imagine the conversation. I am truely sorry that I could not make it to the funeral. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and you will be in my prayers.

Love you all,
Your Cousin David

From: Sharon Stedman
Relation: through church

Your Dad was a dear and sweet person (so was your Mom) . I looked forward to seeing him every Sunday ! My love and thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May the Lord Bless you and Keep you.

From: Karen and Mike Bradley
Relation: Niece/Cousin

Sorry to hear of Uncle John’s passing. He will be truly missed by all especially his visits to Calgary with Auntie Verna they were sure entertaining. His sweet tooth sure would get him into trouble with Auntie Verna. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Karen and Mike

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 16, 2016
Beginning at 1:00pm

Church of the Assumption
7109 Glacier St.
Powell River, BC Canada

7109 Glacier St.
Powell River, BC Canada

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