CORSI, Gary Christopher "Chas"
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September 7, 1946 - February 2, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear husband, father, brother, grandfather and uncle Chas while vacationing in Nevada. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Diana; sons Chad (Laura) and Ryan; siblings Carol, Del, Paul, Louise and Anne Marie; granddaughters Kamryn, Bree-Ann and Jaida; nieces Leanne, Elissia, Brooke, Lauren and Kyra; great-nephew and nieces as well as many other family and friends. He is predeceased by his mother Anne and father Christopher. Although he faced some health issues recently, Gary was very active in his younger years, enjoying hunting and fishing with his boys. It wasn't unusual to find them on the road in the wee hours driving to a remote spot and trekking into the woods to find the perfect hunting or ice-fishing area. He was so proud of his sons. Gary also enjoyed curling, poker and fastball. He was a passionate pitcher and relished the games and camaraderie with teammates Ken, and catchers George, Don and Sammy whose catcher's mitts are still smoking! Chas had a great sense of humour and often joked that he had to hit a three-bagger to get to first base. He was a great prankster who told many wild stories whenever he could. He had good times with his poker buddies and was known to enjoy the casino occasionally. Gary was a big man with a big heart and old-fashioned values, who took great care of his family and friends. His hospitality was endless. We will miss him dearly. The family would like to thank the medical and hospitality staff in Wendover, Nevada and especially Dr. Ross, his family doctor in Merritt who treated him with true dignity and compassion. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the BC Children's Hospital or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 16 at the Seniors' Centre in Princeton, 162 Angela Avenue, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Feb. 9, 2013