Rosena McNeal

It is with much sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our own, inimitable, Granny Rose.

She leaves behind daughters Pam, Marlene, Diane and Shirley, grandson Aaron and great grandson Felix and brother Clifford Beck. She was pre-deceased by her beloved husband Harry McNeal in 1973.

Granny Rose, as we will forever think of her, was, at 97 years old, a force to be reckoned with.

Sometimes exasperatingly independent, she was determined she would live life her way, right until the end and bless her, she did.

She loved to laugh and did so often. Her little family meant the world to her and she had an endless amount of love to give. The world seems a little less bright without her in it.

Granny Rose, wherever this final journey takes you, know that you are forever wrapped in our love and admiration. You are in our hearts forever.

The family would like to give an extra special thanks to Dr. Susan Barr and all the beautiful staff at Festubert Clinic in Duncan. You gave our Mom and Granny such care and loving kindness that it surely helped her keep her quality of life going as strong as it did.

We would also like to extend our thanks to the awesome management and residents of Sharron Apartments where Rose lived for so many years. You were her community, and we are grateful she was able to live there right until the end of her days. Thank you for your kindness to her, and to us during this difficult time.

Cremation and a private family celebration of her life will take place at a yet to be determined date. Flowers are gratefully declined but donations could be made to the Cowichan Valley Humane Society or Cowichan Cat Rescue.