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Arthur (Art) Franklin Bossons

July 4, 1941 - September 2, 2018


Arthur Franklin Bossons (Art) passed away suddenly at the age of 77 on September 2, 2018 at Cowichan District Hospital.  He was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Gladys Bossons and brother Bob.  Art is survived by his wife Corinne, brother John (Aline), daughters Denise (Steve), Sandra (Kevin), Marla (Gord) and grandchildren, Spencer, Connor, John, Riley, Kerri and Denver.

Art was born in Duncan, BC on July 4, 1941.  Their family home was in Westholme where the 3 boys were raised.  He attended elementary school in Westholme then the family moved to Duncan where he attended Cowichan Secondary School and graduated in 1958.   He was a member of the Royal Canadian Army Cadet in 1956.

After graduating, Art started work in the old Chemainus sawmill in June 1966 in the chipper plant, as fireman’s assistant, fireman and then the steam plant.  He quit the mill to go logging/tree planting for a year then went back to the mill.  He worked through until he apprenticed as a millwright.  He worked until the mill closed in May 14, 1982.  He travelled and worked in Alberta after the mill shut.  He was then offered a job to work in the new sawmill in November 1985 as a millwright.  He retired from the mill after 40 years on July 1, 2002.

Art lived with his parents in Duncan until he was 32 years old.  He was introduced to a pretty redhead named Corinne Riley in 1970 and married her on December 22, 1972.  He instantly became a husband and father of two young girls.  Corinne & Art had another daughter to complete the family and they resided in Chemainus.

Art was a loving, caring, genuine, well-respected man who was supportive and involved in all his families’ day-to-day lives and lived his life to the fullest.  He would help anyone who asked him for it and never expected anything in return.  Art was a very active member of the Masonic Lodge and Shriners.  He enjoyed going to the many parades, organizing the Salvation Army kettle campaign and any other fundraisers to support the community and brighten the lives of others. His other interests included the Fly Fishing Club, camping, hunting, taking walks with his dogs and helping his girl’s with any projects or renovations on their houses.

Some places he has travelled – Scotland, Iceland, Mexico, Hawaii, Virginia, California, Alaska, Nova Scotia, New Orleans, RV trip through Arizona with Jim & Barb Bossons.


He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, Masonic family, past co-workers and anyone else who had the pleasure of meeting him.


A service will be held at H.W.Wallace in Duncan on Saturday, September 29th @ 1 pm.


Donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Judy and Dick Kosolofski
Relation: We met through Kinsman

Such a cool dude he was indeed. We had such a great time with them at many functions. His wonderful smile and sense of humour will be greatly missed.

From: Ron & Diana Thistlethwaite
Relation: I knew him when I was younger he hung around with my sister and her friends

We are so sorry to hear about Art he was a great guy he will be missed

From: Tammy Butler
Relation: Knew his daughter Marla

Although I didn’t know your dad personally, he did attend the office to see his daughter or drop off or pick up his grandson. He was always very nice and I know he was a big part of your lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.

From: Maria and John Pite
Relation: co-worker of daughters

Our deepest condolences to you Corinne, Marla, Denise, Sandra, and all your family members on the loss of your dear husband, father and grandfather. We know he has always been an integral part of your family, in your every day lives, and that void can never be filled, however, we know he will remain as in-depth in your hearts forever.
Memories carry us through and we’re sure you have many wonderful ones to always remember, and may the love and support of family and friends and caring thoughts from those were lucky enough to have had him in their lives too, carry you through this difficult time. May the wonderful characteristics of obviously a very caring, generous and loving man be carried on through generations of his daughters and their children, to be a legacy truly honoring such a fine person to have had in all your lives. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Most sincerely, Maria and John Pite

From: Sherry & Rick Hubka
Relation: Our neighbour

We will miss our dear neighbour Art – he was a great guy with a great sense of humour who helped welcome us into the neighbourhood six years ago. Also introduced us to the Chemainus Legion! RIP. – Sherry & Rick

From: Maurice and Crystal Cogswell

We were very saddened to hear that Art has passed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Corrine and family.

From: Tracy Robinson

Dear Corinne, Denise, Sandra and Marla,

I am so very sorry for your loss. Some of the most wonderful childhood memories I have include “Mr. B” from that fantastic, silly umbrella hat that he use to wear in the summer that made me giggle no end to him helping me pick raspberries off your raspberry bushes before Blue could eat them all. He was a lovely man with a lovely soul, a wonderful twinkle in his eyes and a beautiful warm smile. I send much love to all of you xo

From: larry and Doreen
Relation: Long time to have know Art and worked with

Sorry to hear of Art,s passing

From: Ian and Islay Brand
Relation: Friend

Corinne and Family
With deepest sympathy to you all.
Remembering Art as a wonderful, caring and beloved man.

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