Graham Ralph (Boots) Cocoroch passed away at Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke on Thursday, December 6th, 2012 at the age of 85 years. A Memorial Reception was held at the Knights of Pythias Castle Hall in Revelstoke on Sunday afternoon, December 9th. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Wildlife Federation, 350 Michael Cowpland Drive, Kanata, Ontario K2M 2W1, in memory of Boots.
Boots was born in Revelstoke, B.C. on November 3, 1927 and had been a life-long resident. As a young man he delivered telegrams by bicycle. Boots was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved being outdoors. He was an ardent gardener and also was fond of mushroom and berry picking. He enjoyed bowling, playing hockey, coaching baseball and especially loved playing pool, a sport which he excelled at. Boots also enjoyed making moose calls and restoring furniture. He was an active conservationist for the enhancement and management of wild animals. Boots’ daily routine consisted of going to the Regent Pub every afternoon for a game of pool and a glass of Pepsi.
Boots was predeceased by his wife Dell, son-in-law Ed Maddison and brother Walter. He is survived by seven children: Terry (Ken) Lochhead of Keremeos, Hogan Cocoroch of Revelstoke, Donna Maddison of Revelstoke, Vincent (April) Cocoroch of Victoria, Susan (Bob) Kincaid of Revelstoke, Charles (Eva) Andrew of Chase and Alfred (Christine) Andrew of Chase; 20 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two sisters: Donna Nicholson of Richmond and Corrine (Britt) Bradstock of Victoria; brother Vincent Roach of Edmonton as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Messages of condolence may be sent to Boots’ family by viewing his obituary at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
Cremation arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.