Peter Eugene Ozero passed away peacefully at Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke on Sunday, November 24, 2013, at the age of 89 years. Prayers will be recited from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Revelstoke on Thursday evening, November 28 at 7 p.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial on Friday morning, November 29 at 11 a.m. with Father Aaron de Dios celebrant. Interment of Peter’s cremated remains will follow in the family plot of Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 202 – 1835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 3H5, or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C., 201 – 635 Victoria Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2B3, in memory of Peter.
Peter was born in Revelstoke on October 30, 1924, and had been a life-long resident. He will be well remembered as a co-founder of Revelstoke Home Hardware, and, until his sons sold the business this year, still checked the mail and greeted customers. Peter enjoyed fishing, camping and playing cards. He also liked to dance and was an accomplished polka dancer. In his younger years Peter loved to ski and taught most of his grandchildren how to ski. Peter’s greatest enjoyment in life was visiting with family and friends. He loved people and being around those he loved.
Peter was predeceased by his parents, James Ozero and Olga Ozero, step-mother Sophie Ozero, brother Fred Ozero, sister Mary Ottenbreit, nephew Jim Ottenbreit, sister-in-law Bonnie Ozero and brother-in-law John Ottenbreit. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Anne; three sons: Gerry (Mari) of Revelstoke, Barry (Marina) of Revelstoke and Les (Cindy) of Kamloops; six grandchildren: Alison (Nathan), Amy (Nils), Brice (Michelle), Lena (Stevan), Ryan (Rachel) and Jeannette; six great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Peter was the last surviving member of his generation of siblings and cousins in the Ozero family.
Messages of condolence may be sent to Peter’s family by viewing his obituary at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.