Virtual Tour of Ross Bay Cemetery
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15. Carlo Bossi
When Carlo Bossi died his wife, Petronella, designed his tombstone. She asked an Italian sculptor originally from the same village as her husband to carve it. It features portraits of Carlo and Petronella and has much floral symbolism. Bossi was a prominent member of the Pioneer Society as its symbol is carved between the two portraits.
Plot: 41 E 21A
Grocer and Realtor
Carlo Bossi was born in Lombardy, Italy.
He went to the United States with his brothers and in 1858 came to the Fraser River Gold Rush in British Columbia. He opened a grocery store on Yates Street in Victoria and prospered in real estate.