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October 18, 1924 ~ November 19, 2017

Rose passed away in Kelowna BC with her loving family at her side. Most of her life was spent in Windsor, Ontario where she is being returned to be with her husband Steve who predeceased her.

The youngest of 8 children, she was raised on a farm near Ethelbert Manitoba.

Rose started her career as a cashier and quickly became the manager of several stores.

She dedicated her life to her church, Sts. Vladimir and Olga Ukrainian Catholic Church where she loved helping people and organizing events.
Rose was a very outgoing person and embraced her natural role of being a leader often representing the Ukrainian community at major events in Windsor, Ontario. She spoke fluent Ukrainian.

Rose was a beloved kind mother to Rachel Whitehead, grandmother to Heather and Susan, great grandmother to Jake and Ben and son-in-law Bob, all residents of Kelowna, BC.

Rose will be sadly missed by anyone who knew her positive ,happy outlook on life.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com

Condolence Messages
  • Dec 06, 2017
    I had the honour of bringing Communion to Rose this past year when I filled in for Anne. Both Anne and I loved Rose and her cheery ways. She was a very holy woman and said the Our Father with great sincerity. She was so appreciative of our bringing Our Lord to her in Communion. I visited her shortly before her passing and felt very near to God, in her presence. She kissed my hand and said what she always said after our visits,"Thank you. I really thank you!" Rose was so proud of her Ukranian heritage. Rest in Peace, Rose. Condolences to the family. Christine Schmidt