Rossouw, Pierre Frederick

November 5, 1951 – April 12, 2017
at the age of 65 years

A loving husband, father, and friend.
He will be missed greatly.


Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep
Do not stand at my grave and weep 
I am not there. I do not sleep. 
I am a thousand winds that blow. 
I am the diamond glints on snow. 
I am the sunlight on ripened grain. 
I am the gentle autumn rain. 
When you awaken in the morning’s hush 
I am the swift uplifting rush 
Of quiet birds in circled flight. 
I am the soft stars that shine at night. 
Do not stand at my grave and cry; 
I am not there. I did not die.
By Mary Elizabeth Frye

There will be no formal service.

15 Comments

  1. Pierre always had a smile to share. A special person who made the world a better place. It was a privilege knowing him. We are thinking of you all.
    Tibout and Marlene

  2. Thinking of Pierre every day. Missing his smile and wit (even though it made me cringe at times). We are among the lucky one’s to have had him come into our lives. There aren’t many people filled with so much kindness and a sincere desire to make everyone have a brighter day. Deepest sympathy to your family.

  3. Pierre was one of the kind. He was always happy and he will be miss.
    My heart go out to the family and everyone.

  4. Pierre, It was wonderful to have met you back in the Salmon Arm Forest District days and work with you over many years ending in Vernon. Thank you for all of your language lessons. I will miss your wonderful gift of storytelling. A true Engineer, as my recent late husband, compassionate, sincere, dedicated. Sincere condolences to your family.

  5. I worked with Pierre about 18 years ago…
    He was a man of honour, character and strong ethics, and he has always remained in my mind.
    He was both a wonderful colleague and friend, as well as being a great role model.
    The world would be a better place if there were more men like Pierre.
    Rest well, my friend, you will indeed be missed…

  6. It was a pleasure having known Pierre. For the last 1 1/2 years we worked and car pooled together and I can’t think of a single day when he didn’t make me laugh. He had a huge heart, loved people and a wonderful spirit.
    I’ll miss him – many condolences.

  7. It was great knowing you Pierre. I will miss your friendly personality, helpfulness and positive outlook. The world is emptier without you.

  8. Dear Pierre,
    I am so sorry that I did not get to say goodbye to you in person. I will remember you smiling and laughing forever now, so that is a blessing.
    Thank you for being my friend. It was an honour. You were always so kind and encouraging, and you helped me to do more, even when I thought I couldn’t. You always made time for me. The world is a little less happy now, without you my sweet friend.
    My sincere condolences to your family.

  9. I was fortunate to have worked with Pierre over the last several years as a fellow Engineering Specialist. Pierre was a much respected and valued member of the BC Timber Sales Access Working Group. Pierre’s quiet sense of humour, professional ethics, and sound judgement will be greatly missed from our group. His many and valuable contributions to provincial and regional BCTS engineering initiatives will endure. Thank-you Pierre, and rest in peace.

  10. Pierre my friend you will be gratly missed by all who knew you,your kindness awesome sense of humor, your unwavering loyalty to family and friends.
    Your excitement and uncensored comments while fighting a fish made every fishing trip special.
    Thanks for all the great memories and advice along the way.

  11. Lucille, Jacques, Sean, and Jenavere we are so very saddened to hear this news. We will always hold Pierre’s smile and his great kindness in our hearts. Know that we are sending each of you a hug.
    Betty, Jorden, Rachael MacKay.

  12. Lucille,
    How surprised to hear of your husband Pierre passing.
    Knowing you only through Guild, I extend my sincerest condolences to you and your family at this sad time in your lives.
    May God keep you each close to Him and help you each through this time of grief.
    Sincerely,
    Gale Cook

  13. We and Gordon more so, got to know the Rossouw’s through Rotary .Since 2003 we have a photo in our ” office ” on display of 5 men , called the ” Haney Bridge Building Crew ” …one of the 5 gents is Pierre …This is how we will remember Pierre , a “Service Above Self ” family man. Our sincere sympathy with the family . May you Rest in Peace Pierre

  14. I will always remember my dear friend and cohort for his kind heart, his willingness to always help out, his intelligence applied to every situation and his ability to rescue all of us out the many I.T. jams we got ourselves into. I will miss his smile and his wit the most. Pierre always brought humour to our meetings and had a way of resolving any issue with a sense of practicality that just made good sense. We shared many walks along the trails and hours of intense working group discussions. He touched everyone’s heart and soul with his unique South African way. Always missed, but never forgotten.

  15. I worked with Pierre under the Watershed Restoration Program. Pierre’s professionalism and wealth of knowledge was an asset to our group and the program.

    But, Pierre etched a place in our hearts with his sly sense of humour and tremendous wit. He was always just a great guy.

    Pierre, you be missed by all of us ex-Forestry people from Kamloops. You touched us all.

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