Boseley, Joe

BOSELEY –  An employee of the Eastern Irrigation District since June 1950, Joe Bosely died in the Calgary General Hospital on July 20th, 1964, at the age of 53.

He had been in ill health for the past two years. At the time of his death he was dam attendant at the Bassano Dam.

Joe Boslely was a well-known Alberta boxer in the 1930’s, winning the Alberta championship in 1932.

Born in Stirling, Alta. in 1910, he moved with his parents to Montana, where they lived for 10 years; they returned to Canada, living at High River, and thence to the Rainier district where he has resided since.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma of Bassano; two sons, Ernie at Coronation and Larry at Bassano; three brothers, Lawrence, Medicine Hat; Bill in Oregon and Ernie in Lumby, B.C.; one sister, Nellie Taylor, Whitefish, Montana and one granddaughter, Betty Boseley.

Services here conducted by Rev. Leonard Ling on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Brooks United Church. Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Interment followed in Brooks Cemetery.

Pall bearers ere Gordon McKellar, Dale Cox, Quentin Donovan, John Robson, Hank Phillips and Jim Bradshaw.

Brooks Bulletin    July 23, 1964              Roll 15   Image 1309