Alan Gosse
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GOSSE, Alan Frank Guthro As the sun set on May 16, 2017, with his drums sticks hanging beside him, his big band music playing, and family by his side, Papa quietly passed away at the age of 92. He is now reunited with his wife and best friend Evelyn, whom he missed very much. Papa was very proud of his family and they were his world. He is survived by his loving and devoted daughter Fay, his special granddaughter Heather (Ryan) and his treasured great-grandchildren Ella, Mya, Liam and Ryan, whom he absolutely adored, Heather's Dad Alan (Denis). Papa was proud of his career in the Air force and loved to share his stories. He loved his time volunteering at the Oak Bay Sea Rescue and the First Open Heart Society, where he met many friends and touched many lives. Papa had a talented gift and a love for music he brought joy to people with his drumming and drew in a crowed where he played, right up until his last months. His enormous caring spirit and his ability to connect with people made him enjoyable to be around. He loved with his whole heart and was so loved in return. Rest in peace Papa, you made a bigger difference in this world then you know. A special thank you to Dr. Rosenberg and staff, who for so many years respected Papa's wishes to live independently with dignity. Thank you to all the staff at Luther Court who cared about him so much. To the staff at JJ Morgans who for many years treated him and Nana like family, thank you.

Published in Victoria Times Colonist from May 27 to May 29, 2017.
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June 2, 2017
The Members of the BRITISH COLUMBIA GOVERNMENT RETIRED EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION wish to extend condolences to the family and friends of Alan Gosse for their loss
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