ROSATI, Marisa

January 2, 1958 – January 8, 2021

Marisa Rosati, 63, passed away on 8 January 2021 in Bragg Creek. 

Marisa was born in Roccamorice, Italy to Donato and Rosalia on 2 January 1958. At the age of three, her family emigrated to Canada in 1961, settling in Hamilton, Ontario. She spent her childhood exploring the creek and grassland beside her parents’ house. Marisa moved from Hamilton to Calgary, Alberta when she was twenty-five and gave birth to her daughter Sarah two years later. Marisa was a proud and doting mother and enjoyed visits with her baby girl to Ontario to visit her siblings and nieces and nephews.

Marisa had a successful career in Calgary, but always dreamed of owning her own restaurant. She and Sarah would frequently dine out and discuss her big plans. That dream came true when she found an opportunity at the Steak Pit in Bragg Creek. She immediately saw the potential and fell in love with the rich history and charm of the business and community it was part of. Following the flood in 2013 Marisa found her next restaurant venture in the Mountain Bistro Pizzeria, where she proudly served the community until her passing.

She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many. She had a big and bright smile and her eyes would water when she laughed. She was adventurous and loved to travel to new places near and far. She loved to chat. Cooking was her passion and if you were invited over for dinner it was always a special occasion. She had an eye for beautiful things. Her community was an important part of her life and she cherished her friends in it. She loved to make her grandson laugh and would call daily to see him. She was strong, ambitious, and kind. She loved her family with all of her heart.

Marisa is survived by her daughter Sarah, son-in law David, grandson Oisin, and siblings Connie, Grace, Livia, Roseanne and Gus.  

Marisa we love you, we miss you, and you will always be with us.

Visitation will be held on Sunday 17 January at 1pm until 3pm at Cochrane Country Funeral Home #6, 402 Railway Street W. Cochrane, AB T4C 2B6  

As an expression of sympathy or in lieu of flowers, Marisa’s family has asked that a donation be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada (

Arrangements entrusted to Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – Ph: 403-932-1039

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  1. On January 13, 2021 at 2:47 pm Gus Di Millo Said:

    Your sudden passing saddens us all. I will always remember you with a smile on your face. Rest In Peace dear cousin.

  2. On January 13, 2021 at 6:59 pm Sonia and Sam Marano and family Said:

    So very sad to loose such a special person..
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
    Love always Sonia

  3. On January 14, 2021 at 3:04 am Brendan and Kathleen Ahearn Said:

    Sincere sympathy to Sarah,David and Marisa’s family on her sad passing. May she Rest in Peace

  4. On January 14, 2021 at 9:24 am Heather Tanner Said:

    My deep condolences and love go out to all of Marisa’s family and friends. She was a beautiful soul and will forever be felt on the hearts of all that crossed her path. ❤️

  5. On January 14, 2021 at 6:00 pm Ivana Di Millo Said:

    We were saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Marisa. Our hearts and prayers to her family and our dear cousins. We hold you in our thoughts and prayers. Love Ivana, Russ, Natasha and Daniel

  6. On January 15, 2021 at 7:53 am Ron Shaw Said:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these trying times.Marisa will be truly missed! Ron and family

  7. On January 15, 2021 at 12:35 pm Andrea Nelson Said:

    Such a terrible loss in our community. Marisa was such a kind, lovely, hard working person. She lit up when talking about her grand son and daughter. She will be missed by many. So sorry for your loss.
    Andrea Nelson (Marisa’s hair stylist for many years)

  8. On January 15, 2021 at 3:42 pm Danny Di Millo Said:

    Our deepest condolences on the heartbreaking passing of our dear cousin Marisa. Thoughts and prayers to the family. Love Danny, Hazel and Rosanna

  9. On January 15, 2021 at 8:50 pm Dale Schaeffer Said:

    Dear Marisa:

    You were my very best friend for the last 23 years and I am writing this through tears on coming to terms with your passing. It was too sudden and you did not deserve to go so early. You still had so much living to do. I will never have a friend like you and I will forever cherish the time that we had together. We had been through so much together in our the time that we had and I am so heartbroken along with everyone else that loved you. I will never forget you and all the great fun (and all the trouble that we got into) that we had on our adventures. I am still going to take that trip that we were planning in March by myself and when I get there I am going to raise a glass of wine to you. Goodbye my friend and I will see you on the other side one day.

  10. On January 16, 2021 at 1:35 pm Gráinne,Grace and Joe Ahearn Said:

    David Sarah and family thinking of you all at this sad time rest in peace

  11. On January 16, 2021 at 2:11 pm Jenna & Jared Johannesen Said:

    Sending our love to Sarah, Dave and Oisín. Our deepest condolence for the passing of your beloved Mother.

  12. On January 16, 2021 at 9:38 pm Janet Jackson Said:

    So sad to say goodbye to you so soon but, God willing, we’ll’see ya later’!
    Such a lovely lady. So kind and thoughtful, always caring and helpful to others. Always a smile.
    Bragg Creek has lost a gem.
    Our Sympathy and Condolences for Sarah, family, and friends during this sad and difficult time.
    Janet,Bob, Kaitlin, and Charlie Jackson.

  13. On January 17, 2021 at 9:49 am Grace DiMillo-Ferreira and family Said:

    We are sadden by the news of Marisa’s passing. Our sincerest condolences to her daughter and our dearest cousins. May her spirit live on in your memories. RIP dear cousin. Love Grace and family

  14. On January 17, 2021 at 2:39 pm Michael Short Said:

    Lovely, sweet Marisa. It’s so terribly sad you had to leave us so soon. Love and condolences to Sara, Dave and the all the family.

  15. On January 17, 2021 at 3:25 pm Michael Short Said:

    Dear, sweet Marisa. Her smile was one of a kind. Taken from much too soon. Love and condolences to Sara, Dave, Oisin and the rest of her family and friends.

  16. On January 18, 2021 at 8:35 am Angela DiMillo-Tantalo Said:

    Rest in peace dear cousin. Terribly sad to hear of Marisa’s sudden passing. Sincere condolences to all the family. With love, in our thoughts and prayers Angela and Fred.

  17. On October 24, 2021 at 7:46 pm Pamela Viola Said:

    MARISA my beautiful Italian friend Whom I have know for at least 25 years. I just Recently have learned about your passing. When I called you to wish you a happy birthday on January 2 and we talked about you coming to Kelowna for a visit Soon. I have been waiting and tried to get ahold of you not knowing that you had passed.
    My most sincere condolences to Sarah and her family. I want to thank you Sarah for introducing us we were best friends through our toughest times. I’ll always love and miss you MARISA ❤️