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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

established Green

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.

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