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January 8, 1947 - May 19, 2023

Rose Makelki passed away on May 19, 2023, with her family by her side. She will be forever in their hearts.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, John Makelki; children Theresa (Mike), Teri, and Tony (Bree); and grandchildren Ryley, Tyler, Adrianne, Colby, and Faith.

Rose was an outgoing, happy, bubbly chatterbox that everyone loved. She lived for her family and friends and nothing made her happier than to be with them. Rose truly exercised unconditional love. She spent a lifetime taking care of others: her children, grandchildren, husband, and friends. Her kindhearted nature led her to choose a career as a long-term care aid which could not have been more of a perfect fit as she lived to nurture everyone.

The family is sincerely grateful to everyone who loved and supported their mom and the family over this time of loss.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rose's name to the Central Okanagan Hospice House, hospicehousekelowna.com. The team at the Hospice House gave Rose amazing and loving care in her last few weeks.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at 1:00 pm, at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 839 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna BC. Interment will follow the funeral mass at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, 1991 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC. Reception to follow the interment at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church.

Condolences, photos, or memories may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com

Link: www.springfieldfuneralhome.com/obituaries/makelki-rose/
Condolence Messages
  • May 27, 2023
    I also enjoyed working with Rose at Cottonwoods. She was such an upbeat person. We shared lots of laughs which made working together a pleasure. My condolences to all her family.
    Jeanette Weber
  • May 26, 2023
    Thinking of you all at this time. So very sorry to hear of Rose's passing. Terry and Theresa we especially remember your school days and involvement in Guides. As neighbors as well for many years. Your mom was special and we know you all will deeply miss her. Deeply condolences. - Earl and Cheryl Irwin
  • May 26, 2023
    Rest in peace Rose. John and family I was sorry to hear of her passing . She was a lovely lady with a kind heart. Good memories will keep her close. Hugs to you all - Marie Fox
  • May 26, 2023
    My deepest condolences on the loss of Rose, I worked with Rose at Cottonwoods Extended Care Unit. She was a wonderful worker, hard working all the time, and always smiling. We briefly spoke the last time I ran into her at our favorite hair salon.
    She recognized me after all those years !!! Rose, your smile will be missed. RIP.. Heaven gained a good Angel..Rose you have earned your wings.!!! - Helen Hume
  • May 25, 2023
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Rose. Both John and Rose used to come to the old ANAF Club on Froelich Rd. where I worked for 18 years. I saw Rose one day at McDonald's in Walmart on one of her rare days away from looking after John. My sincerest condolences to all of your family. - Shirley Lowe
  • May 25, 2023
    Dear John and family.We were shocked to hear of Rose's passing.Our deepest condolences to you and your family.Our thoughts and Prayers go out to all of you. Rose was a very friendly person.We didn't see her very often,but when we would run into her during shopping we would stop and chat for a while,.She will be missed by all who knew her.May she Rest in Peace.
    Nick and Arlene Papov. - Nick Papov
  • May 25, 2023
    I loved working with Rose. She was the happiest, hardworking person in Cottonwoods. I was always glad when I looked at the schedule and saw I was working with her. - Noelle Jefferys
  • May 25, 2023
    John and family
    My deepest sympathy for your loss. Had many laughs with Rose at the Army and Navy club, and she will be miss by many. May the memories of Rose comfort you through this time.
    - Terrilyn Vos