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Born: Mar 04, 1926

Date of Passing: Dec 07, 2019

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It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of our mother, Rosina Elizabeth Read. Born March 4, 1926 in Noddy Hill, England and passed away December 7, 2019 in Winnipeg at the age of 93 years.
She is survived by her four children, Mike (Vitaline), Barry (Phyllis), Mark (Betty) and Janice (Warren); also by 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law Gwen Spring; her lifelong friend Louise Garbutt; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Douglas, who passed away in January 1998.
Mom's early life was spent in rural England near Sussex. Mom lost her mother at the age of nine, then her sister Ellen took over the running of the household. During the war their family was fortunate that her dad was a gardener. They always had vegetables to eat, their dad would bring home rabbits or pheasants.
Mom married Dad in England during the war. She came to Canada with their son Mike in 1946 on the Queen Mary. They travelled from Halifax to Winnipeg by train. Later in life Mom loved working at the Eaton's shoe department and then for Ormiston's flower shop. Mom enjoyed her time with her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mom loved to travel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Charleswood United Church.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

For those who wish to sign the online
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Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 10, 2019

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Rose was one of the best friends of my Nana, Elsie Crowther. Since my Nana’s passing, Rose and I had kept in touch, sending letters once or twice a year to keep her up to date on Elsie’s family. She had such wit in her letters, and I thoroughly enjoyed our correspondence. I still use the blanket that she made for me as a wedding gift. I’m so sorry to hear that she has passed. My condolences to her family and friends. Sarah (Crowther) Underwood, Savannah, GA USA - Posted by: Sarah Underwood (Friend) on: Dec 22, 2019

  • My heart is hurting over the loss of your mom and my dear sweet Auntie Rose. Our families spent many happy times together and over the last number of years I always looked forward to our luncheons/suppers or tea and cookies at her apartment when we were in town visiting. She was a wonderful lady and will always have a special place in my heart! - Posted by: Joan and Larry Wood (Niece ) on: Dec 13, 2019

  • So sorry to hear of Rose's passing. She was a great lady, always caring and thoughtful of everyone around her. She had a great sense of humour. I will always remember her laughing and playing with her Grandchildren. My deepest condolences to the family. - Posted by: Ross Dykes (Former Son in Law) on: Dec 11, 2019

  • Rose was a long-time member of the Charleswood Senior Centre. She was a lovely, classy lady. She would volunteer at the Centre when able. We are honoured to have known her. Our thoughts go out to her family. Take care. - Posted by: Charleswood Senior Centre (fellow member of the Centre) on: Dec 11, 2019

  • My heart goes out to all of you. Auntie Rose was a wonderful, kind and lovely person. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. Elaine - Posted by: Elaine Hughes (Niece ) on: Dec 10, 2019

  • We were very saddened to hear of Rose's passing. She was a very wonderful, happy, & cheerful lady. We will greatly miss our times with her at church & senior centre events. She had a great wit about her & always made our times with her enjoyable. Our condolences go out to her family. - Posted by: Doug & Linda Moffat (friends from Charleswood United Church & Charleswood Senior Centre) on: Dec 10, 2019

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