WUEST, JOSEF. Josef Wuest died peace- fully on August 18, 2011, at the age of 84 at Glenwood Care Centre. Pre- deceased by his wife of 55 years, Rita Gabriella, “Joe” was a fixture of Harrison Hot Springs society, having served as Executive Chef of the Harrison Resort Hotel for almost 20 years. He and Rita raised Michael, Monika, and Marco before moving to Vancouver Island in 1976 to co own and run one of the oldest hotels in BC, the Courtenay House Hotel, for 13 years. However Harrison was truly the place they wanted to retire to and in 1989 they returned to their beloved village to spend their final years. Joe is survived by his sisters, Marietta, and Heidi in Switzerland, a brother Bruno in Saskatchewan, daughters in law Diana and Lorraine, and grandchildren Jordan, Justin, Forestt, Celeste, and Keegan.
Joe was always interested in local politics but as much as he enjoyed that along with fund raising and volunteer- ing he could just as easily have been involved with building an amazing tree fort or setting up a trampoline for his kids (and those in the neighbourhood).
A farewell gathering will be held in the Forum ballroom at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa, 100 Esplanade, Saturday September 10 from 2 to 5pm with proceedings starting at 2:30. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that people wishing to participate make a donation to the non-profit organization, Kent Harrison Foundation, PO Box 618, Agassiz, BC, V0M 1A0. Alternatives Funeral and
Cremation Services 604-826-2001