DIEDERICHS, Rosemarie Elenor
August 19, 1931 — April 6, 2012
The peaceful passing of Rose Diederichs occurred at Kelowna General Hospital in Kelowna, following a battle with cancer. Rose was born near St. Benedict, Saskatchewan to Nick and Hilda Diederichs (Gruending), and in her mid-teens moved with her family to Kelowna. Once out of school Rose worked in the Banking Industry for CIBC Bank for more than 30 years working in Victoria, Vancouver and finally to Kelowna where she eventually retired. After her retirement, she spent many hours working in her yard, spending quality time with sisters Mary and Bern and until recently, worked tirelessly as a volunteer at the local hospital. Rose’s many interests also included travel and site-seeing; in which she enjoyed many trips to Mexico, Hawaii, and later on an Alaskan cruise. Aunt Rose was so very special to all who knew her, and was always happy to share stories of herself from both the present and from her past childhood days growing up in Saskatchewan and then later in BC. Rose is survived by her sister Bernadette Tempel of Kelowna and a large family of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Nicholas and Hildegard Diederichs, brothers Arthur, Ralph and James, sister Mary Wendland, brothers-in-law Bill Wendland and John Tempel, sisters-in-law Agnes Diederichs and Raymonde Diederichs.
In lieu of flowers a donation can be made in Rose’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Prayer service for Rose will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 12 at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road in Kelowna, and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 13 at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 839 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, B.C. Interment to follow at the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery.