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July 24, 1930 — May 15, 2024

Rosie Rushton, aged 93, peacefully passed away on May 15, 2024. Born on July 24, 1930, her life was the manifestation of love, creativity, and generosity.

In Kenora, ON, Rosie found her home and heart with Gerry, her beloved husband. Together, they built a family filled with love and laughter. On June 2, 1951, Rosie married Gerry, the love of her life, and their union blessed them with one son and two daughters.

Rosie will be fondly remembered by her son, Michael (Karen), and daughter, Roberta (Marc); son-in-law Jim; her seven grandchildren: Jennifer (Alym), Kurtis, Joanne (Tyler), Richard (Stephanie), Michelle (Doug), Troy, and Victoria (Gabe); as well as her six great-grandchildren: Kenorrah, Hector, Shea, Rory, Hudson, and Brooke. Rosie also leaves behind cherished nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Gerald (d. 2019), and daughter, Carol (d, 2020), Rosie was also predeceased by her sister, Viola, brother-in-law, Ted, and her parents.

A loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Rosie’s kindness and creativity touched the world around her. Known for her traditional Sunday dinners and home-baked goods to the delight of family and friends. She seemed to do everything with an artistic flare including sewing clothes for her family, needlepoint, knitting, painting, and scrapbooking. Among the cherished memories of Rosie’s life is the aroma of freshly baked bread; Legendary Halloween costumes handmade for her family; and the joy she brought to her home.

In addition to working part-time while raising her young children, Rose spent many years volunteering in her community.  She belonged to the Catholic Women’s League and the Order of the Royal Purple where she was elected honoured Royal Lady.

The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the caregivers at Lakeview Lodge for their compassionate care during Rosie’s final days.

Rosie Rushton will be deeply missed, but forever cherished in the hearts of us all.

A Celebration of Life will be held on SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2024, 2:00 PM PDT at SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME in the Family Centre: 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. 

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SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2024, 2:00 PM PDT

SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME in the Family Centre: 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC

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