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Carlo Bossi grave-RBC

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.

Bossi- BC Archives Image F-02390



1827-1895
Block: F
Plot: 41 E 21A

Grocer and Realtor

BC Archives Image F-02390

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.