It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother Rose White on August 16, 2015 at the Cowichan District Hospital surrounded by her family. She fought a courageous battle with cancer.
Rose is survived by her loving husband John of 54 years; her children Debbie (Willi) Konn, Rick (Lori) White; grandchildren William (Vanessa), Amanda, Breanne (Tyler), Ashlee (Alex); special great grandson Jaeden; her mother Mary Turko and her siblings John (Betty), Bill (Lynn), Bob (Judy), Ann (Ed), Doug (Rosa), Maryann (Steve) and their families.
Rose was born in Golden, BC May 1, 1941 and her family moved to the Lake Cowichan area in 1943. Rose met John and married in 1961 and moved to Duncan and started her family. Rose was a stay at home mom that dedicated all of her time to her family. It was important that she was always in the kitchen cooking special meals, never a dinner went by without a fancy dessert. Mom always opened her home to welcome family and friends to a good meal or visits on the sun deck. One of her joys in life was hosting regular lunch time meals with her grandson William and his high school friends. A special tradition she held on to each year was Christmas baking with Debbie and Amanda.
The family would like to thank Dr. Postuk and the staff of Cowichan District Hospital for all of their care and compassion through this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Glenora Community Hall, 3660 Glenora Road, Duncan, BC from 1:00 – 3:00 PM
“Mom we love you and will miss you so much, forever in our hearts”
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