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Schoening Funeral Service

513 Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC

OBITUARY

Pasquale ROCCA

18 December , 19352 July , 2019
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Pasquale (Pat) Rocca December 18, 1935 – Cortale, Catanzaro, Italy July 2, 2019 – Kamloops, B.C. It is with great sadness we announce Pasquale (Pat) Rocca, 83, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 2, at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, B.C. Pasquale was born in Cortale, Catanzaro, Italy, and immigrated to Canada in 1950, settling in Lytton, B.C., before moving to Kamloops in 1967. He is survived by Ippolita (Pauline), his loving wife of 62 years, and children Marianna (Gaetano) Bruno of Kamloops, Pete (Patricia) Rocca of Calgary, Teresa (Steve) Blackwell of Calgary, and Maria (Darcy) Sumners of Prince George. Pasquale is also survived by his grandchildren Chris, David, and Michael Bruno, Taylor and Courtney Rocca, Evan Blackwell, Katie Vankoesveld (Mike), Alicia Sumners (Shawn Farrell) and Daniel Sumners (Danielle); as well as his great grandchildren Brooklyn, Scarlett, Jaron, and Kamryn. Pasquale is also survived by sisters Angela Greto, Maria VanderVelden, and sister-in-law Maria Rocca, as well as many nieces and nephews. Pasquale was predeceased by his parents Pietro and Marianna Rocca, brother Giuseppe Rocca, and brothers-in-law Giuseppe Greto and Peter VanderVelden. A Prayer vigil will be held at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 255 Nicola Street, Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, July 8 at 8 p.m., followed by the Funeral Mass officiated by Father Derrick Cameron on Tuesday, July 9 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery, Kamloops, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation in memory of Pasquale Rocca would be appreciated.

  • FAMILY

  • Ippolita Pauline Rocca, Wife
  • Marianne Bruno, Daughter
  • Gaetano Bruno, Son-in-law
  • Pete Rocca, Son
  • Patricia Rocca, Daughter-in-law
  • Teresa Blackwell, Daughter
  • Steve Blackwell, Son-in-law
  • Maria Sumners, Daughter
  • Darcy Sumners, Son-in-law
  • Chris Bruno, Grandson
  • David Bruno, Grandson
  • Michael Bruno, Grandson
  • Taylor Rocca, Grandson
  • Courtney Rocca, Granddaughter
  • Evan Blackwell, Grandson
  • Katie Vankoesveld, Granddaughter
  • Alicia Sumners, Granddaughter
  • Daniel Sumners, Grandson
  • Brooklyn ., Great Grandchild
  • Scarlett ., Great Grandchild
  • Jaron ., Great Grandchild
  • Kamryn ., Great Grandchild
  • Angela Greto, Sister
  • Maria Vander-Velden, Sister
  • Maria Rocca, Sister-in-law
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Evan Blackwell, Pallbearer
  • Steve Blackwell, Pallbearer
  • Daniel Sumners, Pallbearer
  • Darcy Sumners, Pallbearer
  • Taylor Rocca, Pallbearer
  • Adrian Vander-Velden, Pallbearer
  • Chris Bruno, Honorary Pallbearer
  • David Bruno, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Courtney Rocca, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Katie Vankoesveld, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Alicia Sumners, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Prayer Vigil Monday, 8 July , 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, 9 July , 2019

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Biography

Pasquale (Pat) Rocca
December 18, 1935 – Cortale, Catanzaro, Italy
July 2, 2019 – Kamloops, B.C.
It is with great sadness we announce Pasquale (Pat) Rocca, 83, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 2, at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, B.C.
Pasquale was born in Cortale, Catanzaro, Italy, and immigrated to Canada in 1950, settling in Lytton, B.C., before moving to Kamloops in 1967.
He is survived by Ippolita (Pauline), his loving wife of 62 years, and children Marianna (Gaetano) Bruno of Kamloops, Pete (Patricia) Rocca of Calgary, Teresa (Steve) Blackwell of Calgary, and Maria (Darcy) Sumners of Prince George. Pasquale is also survived by his grandchildren Chris, David, and Michael Bruno, Taylor and Courtney Rocca, Evan Blackwell, Katie Vankoesveld (Mike), Alicia Sumners (Shawn Farrell) and Daniel Sumners (Danielle); as well as his great grandchildren Brooklyn, Scarlett, Jaron, and Kamryn.
Pasquale is also survived by sisters Angela Greto, Maria VanderVelden, and sister-in-law Maria Rocca, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Pasquale was predeceased by his parents Pietro and Marianna Rocca, brother Giuseppe Rocca, and brothers-in-law Giuseppe Greto and Peter VanderVelden.
A Prayer vigil will be held at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 255 Nicola Street, Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, July 8 at 8 p.m., followed by the Funeral Mass officiated by Father Derrick Cameron on Tuesday, July 9 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery, Kamloops, B.C.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation in memory of Pasquale Rocca would be appreciated.


"Prayer of St. Francis"

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be
consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

St. Francis of Assisi

"The Lord’s Prayer"


Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power,
and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen

"Remember Me"

Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow,
but remember me in every tomorrow.
Remember the joy, the laughter, the smiles,
I’ve only gone to rest a little while.

Although my leaving causes pain and grief,
my going has eased my hurt,
and given me relief.

So dry your eyes and remember me,
not as I am now, but as I used to be.
Because, I will remember you all,
and look on with a smile.
Understand in your hearts,
I’ve only gone to rest a little while.

As long as I have the love of each of you,
I can live my life in the hearts of all of you.