Bakers Journal

Celebration of life planned for baking industry leader Morris DeRossi

May 30, 2022
By Bakers Journal

Surrey, B.C. – Morris DeRossi, well known to many in the Canadian baking industry, passed away on April 14, 2022, after a two-year battle with prostate cancer. Mr. DeRossi’s family invites friends and colleagues to join his upcoming Celebration of Life service on June 3.

Over his comprehensive baking career, he worked as shift supervisor at Oscarson’s Bakery and partner in Redi-Bake Foods Inc., opened in 1980 as a wholesale manufacturer of unbaked and baked croissants and puff pastry products.

His daughter Tera DeRossi, remembers her father talking of being in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest croissant ever made and it was written about in the Bakers Journal in the 1980s: “He spoke of this achievement many times, it was something he was so proud of to share with all of us.”

He established DeRossi Fine Foods starting in the late 1980s, worked for Francis Foods in Langley, B.C., and in 2011 launched DeRossi & Company Management Consultants, which became Food Forward Solutions.


Morris DeRossi’s career has spanned years in the food industry and included product, service, operational and management positions.

In 2011 he formed DeRossi & Company Management Consultants, a small company designed to serve small business clients in the food industry that are in need of technical and business support. Serving the Fraser Valley and greater Vancouver area, Morris was an expert business coach covering market strategies, business growth, decision making, cash flows, employee performance and work-life balance.

From the family: “Morris was known as Maurizio, Pop Pop, MoMo and Hey DeRossi is how he was referred to. Thank you to our family and friends who provided this fabulous human with unconditional love and tremendous support through these last two years.”

Morris DeRossi’s Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, June 3, at 1 p.m. at Aldergrove Royal Canadian Legion Branch 265, 26607 Fraser Highway, Aldergrove, B.C.

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