1922 ~ 2017
Mrs. Rose Roest, beloved wife of the late Paul Roest, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday October 20, 2017 at the age of 95 years.
Rose is survived by her children Connie (John) Faassen, Daisy Moody, John (Heather) Roest and Paul Roest (Linda Santrau).
She is also survived by her grandchildren Debbie (Terry), Lisa (Troy), Dan (Susan), Shelley (James), Shane (Allison), Stacy (Billie), Shantel (Chad) and their mother Irene, Dean (Chanda), Darrin (Julie), Dave (Lauren), Chad (Gord), Kyle (Ashley) and their mother Jennifer; as well as Joy; and great-grandchildren Josh, Tyler, Sydney, Connor, Madison, Jaxson, Myles, Cohen, Derian, Kianna, Miranda, Olivia, Erick, Jillian, Austin, Graci, Leslie, Aidan, Killian, Avery, Donovan, Davin, Nathan, Khol, and Aleigha; as well as her best friend Charmie.
Rose was predeceased by her husband Paul Roest; son Dick Roest; and son-in-law David Moody.
Rose was born August 19, 1922 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and immigrated to Canada in 1952 with her husband and 3 young children. Once in Canada, 2 more children were born, and they built a new life in the Lethbridge area.
Rose had many different jobs over the years, but the one she most fondly remembered was her time spent in the kitchen at Perlich Brothers Auction Mart, where many meals were enjoyed, and lifelong friendships were made. She also enjoyed being part of the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church community for many years.
Lasting memories were made during gatherings at the family farm. Oma’s cooking, sense of humor and courage will always be remembered.
Rose had a zest for life, living her 95 years to the fullest as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Thank you to Legacy Lodge, Dr A. Low and staff at Chinook Regional Hospital 4A for the care and compassion shown to Rose and family during this final chapter of her life.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1818 – 5th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, with Reverend Hugh Jack officiating.
A Private Family Interment will be held in Mountain View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5 or the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1818-5th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0W6.