Friday, June 9, 2023
June 9, 2023


Rosemarie died peacefully September 1, 2009. It was a blessing for her family to be beside her during her final days at Vancouver General Hospital.

Rosemarie embraced life with a positive and caring attitude. Her energy for life, wisdom, humour and smile will be forever missed. These attributes and countless others brought her many friends and relationships that she cherished greatly.

Rosemarie valued the importance of giving back to the community. She was dedicated to making a difference, volunteering countless hours in Calgary, Edmonton and Salt Spring Island, raising funds for the Children’s Hospitals and other charitable organizations.

Rosemarie’s death will leave an enormous emptiness in the lives of her husband Peter, children; Theresa (Sid), Brenda, Kelly (Monika), Greg, Christa (Dennis). Grandchildren; Lindsay, Conner, Neils, John, Earl, Lisa, Cameron, Mackay, Megan, and her sister Sandra (Merv) and their children Tim (Dolores) and Leslie.

The Family extends a sincere thank you to Dr. Malherbe on Salt Spring Island and to the doctors and nursing staff of the Leukemia Unit and Palliative Care Unit of the Vancouver General Hospital.

A church service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at

All Saints’ By-The-Sea in Ganges (110 Park Drive)

on Salt Spring Island.

Friends are also invited to gather with the family later the same day at 6:30pm in the lower level of the Salt Spring Island Legion (120 Blain Road) to celebrate Rosemarie’s life.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Salt Spring Therapeutic Riding Association, MS Society of Canada or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.

More obituaries


Harry Nielsen passed away on April 11, 2023 surrounded by his family on Salt Spring Island. He was 7 weeks shy of 97. Harry...

LILLYMAN, Beverley Anne (Bakes)

1936 ~ 2023 Bev passed away peacefully in her sleep at Greenwoods Thursday May 18, 2023. Bev was a painter, art teacher and weaver. Bev was...

ZANELLO, James (Iames)

November 27, 1929 – May 20, 2023 Salt Spring Island, British Columbia James Zanello, 93, born in Treviso, Italy passed away peacefully on May 20, 2023. James...

PAGE, Robert

1939~2023 Bob is survived by his wife Gabrielle (Gabe) and three children, Laura Lea (Doug), Blair (Lisa) and Andrea, and five grandchildren. After retiring ...


Salt Spring Island
overcast clouds
10.5 ° C
11.9 °
8.2 °
96 %
100 %
11 °
17 °
18 °
19 °
15 °