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August 13, 1922 – Belgrade, Yugoslavia
March 9, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Rose Gordon of Calgary passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the age of 91 years.

Rose was born in August 13, 1922 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. She came to Canada at age 10 and grew up in Toronto. In 1953, she married Dave Gordon and they were married for fifty-five years until he predeceased her in 2008. They lived for forty-two years in Winnipeg until she moved to Calgary in 2008. Rose was a long-time member of the Presbyterian church and an accomplished soprano. She gave many performances, singing at weddings and with the church choir. She loved to fly with Dave in his airplane. Rose travelled extensively throughout Canada and the U.S. and spent many happy hours at the St. Andrews Airport with her friends.

Rose is survived by her daughter Diane; son-in-law Tom; sister-in-law Margaret; and many close friends. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Calgary Health Trust – Palliative Care, Suite 800, 11012 MacLeod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2J 6A5, Telephone: (403)943-0615,

In living memory of Rose Gordon, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Debbie Goytan :

    My condolences to Diane and family. I was Rose and Dave’s neighbor in Winnipeg. They were always so kind, generous and caring. I will cherish my memories of such a wonderful, gracious lady. Rest in peace, Rose.


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