January 22, 1920 – February 3, 2013
Rose passed away
peacefully in Kelowna,
B.C. at the age of 93.
She resided in Manitoba
for most of her life,
choosing Kelowna in
the late 1980’s. Rose
had many professions;
hair stylist, cook, nurse,
author and poet but her real passion was working with children. In 1975, Rose
Pastures, a solvent abuse treatment facility located
in Vassar, Manitoba, which was instrumental in helping many to go on to lead productive lives. Rose had a great love for the land, gardening and an interest in alternative
energy resources. However, nothing was more
important to her than her devotion and commitment
to her Lord and church. Rose is survived by sons;
Lawrence(Barbara), Bob(Sandy), grandchildren;
Dawn, Angela, Mark, Laurie and Jodi along with several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews as well as
adopted children, Rita and Abel. She was
predeceased by her brother Arthur.
The family would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Elizabeth and her husband David for the exceptional love and support they have shown Rose over the past several years. In addition many thanks to Tim, who was like a son to her. We are also grateful for the staff at Hospice House for their excellent care during Rose’s final days.
In accordance with Rose’s wishes, cremation has
taken place and no formal service will be held.
Donations may be made in her memory to
B.C. Life Builder Rehabilitation Society,
2473 Ethel Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 3A4.