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Blanche Rose

March 3, 1933 ~ August 13, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Blanche Rose Obituary

On the 13th of August, 2023 our mother passed away peacefully with her granddaughter by her side

at Drumheller, Alberta. She was predeceased by her husband Harold, son Randall, granddaughter

Tiffany, parents John and Emily Owen, brother John Owen Jr and sister Alma Hudson. She is survived

by her brother Earl (Myrna) Owen, sister Florence Kines, daughter-in-law Jennifer Rose, sons Darcy

(Marlene) Rose and Jamie (Kelli) Rose, daughter Karen (Brad) Rusnak. She is also survived by 11

grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Mom was born in Glasnevin, Saskatchewan March 3, 1933. She was the fourth child of five. She grew

up in Glasnevin where her father ran the Federal grain elevator and had a small farm directly across

the highway from the elevator. She graduated from Ogema high school and worked in the bank.

Mom married her sweetheart Harold 1952 They lived in Regina, Edmonton, and Whitecourt while dad

worked in the oilfields. During this time dad would be gone for extended periods of time and mom

would be left to tend for all of the family needs. She ruled with an iron fist as she had three wild sons

and a tom-boy daughter to look after.

Life was good financially but it was time for dad to be at home. In the summer of 1966 mom, dad and

family moved to Chase, BC where dad worked at his sister’s hardware store and mom worked at the

drug store. In 1968 our parents bought the general store in Falkland and named it Falkland Store.

Mom loved the store business. They worked very hard to be successful in this venture. When most of

us moved away from home Jamie returned to help mom and dad run the store. This gave our parents

an opportunity to travel to various countries for vacation.

In 2004 dad’s health declined forcing them to move to Vernon and mom had to care for him full time

until his death in 2012. Jamie took over running the store but mom continued to do the bookwork for

the store until her health declined. It was very hard for her to let go of her store business ties. We

moved her to Alberta as she was unable to live on her own. She left us a good legacy and will be

greatly missed.

There will be no funeral as per her wishes. She will be interned at the Ogema cemetery with her

husband Harold at a later date.

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