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Date of Passing: Jun 21, 2020

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1934 - 2020

Alfred Arthur Rose, aged 86, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, passed away on June 21, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.
Alf married the love of his life Gwenn in 1956 and started his family of four. He enjoyed a 35 year career with CBC Canada as a technical producer. Alf appreciated his work family at CBC and experienced many unique opportunities such as working with Burton Cummings, televising visits to Winnipeg of the Queen Mother, the Pope and the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. Alf loved to travel and, together with his wife and kids, and planned an annual road trip which eventually covered every province in Canada. In his retirement he traveled abroad to Hawaii, Mexico and Cuba and wintered in Arizona. In his spare time Alf memorialized all the family photos, challenged anyone to a game of crib and followed sports on TV, especially the Jets. Alf was the definition of perseverance, dedication and unconditional love. His family was his life and his life was his family. He was truly an exceptional husband and father.
Alf is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Gwenn; along with four children: Kimberly (Gord) Webster, Gary Rose, Adrienne (Darrell) Desjardins and David (Laurel) Rose; grandchildren Amy, Kasha, Claire, Meredith and Aaron; along with nieces and nephews.
Alf was preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Katrin; siblings Jim and Kay; and nephew Jimmy.
A private family Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd., on Tuesday, June 30. Please feel free to join the family at the graveside at 2:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Deer Lodge Centre Foundation for the Movement Disorders Clinic or to the Manitoba Arthritis Society.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 27, 2020

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Sincere sympathy to the family of Alf Rose I worked with Alf from 1958 until 1990. He was a pleasure to work with and to know. Thinking of you at this sad time . Moe and Joyce Smith - Posted by: Moe Smith (Friend and work colleague) on: Jun 30, 2020

  • Alf was part of what was called "the Winnipeg mafia" at the Montreal Olympics. He was the gold standard in a demanding position in TV. He was always a delight to work with and to have in any room. I join with everybody who knew him in sharing your grief. - Posted by: Murray Parker (colleague ) on: Jun 27, 2020

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