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HENRY, Rose (nee Barber)

June 11, 1919 – January 11, 2012

With great sadness the family of Rose Henry of Calgary, announces her peaceful passing at the Bethany Care Centre on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at the age of 92 years.

Rose was born on June 11, 1919 in Bolton Lancashire, England and immigrated to Canada at the age of eighteen months old. She spent her youth on the family farm near Piapot, Saskatchewan. Rose married Russell W. Henry during World War II and at the end of the war their young family settled in Brooks, Alberta. Russ and Rose moved to Calgary in 1948 and in 1959, they were proud to build the first home in the then new southwest community of Southwood with their expanding family.

She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Henry and her children Debby, Jim, Ledale and Sheldon, and Peggy and John Van de Pol and their daughter Kayley; her son Cameron, Cameron’s friend Deb and her son Thomas and Cameron’s children Candace, Della, Gary and Justin. Rose is also survived by her brother Don and his family; twenty-five great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Rose was predeceased by her loving husband Russell in June 2010.

Rose, the daughter of James and Margaret Barber, will be lovingly remembered by her many relatives and friends. She was a kind woman with a sweet demeanor who lived a gentle life without causing anyone any worries. Rose left this world at peace.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Bethany Care Foundation, #1001 – 17th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 2E5 Telephone: (403) 210-4600, email: Thanks to the staff at Bethany Care Centre for their ongoing care for Rose for the past eighteen months with special thanks to Shirley, Reena, Paulette, Raymond, Beata (Sally) and Dr. Wheeler.

In living memory of Rose Henry, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Chris Plant and family :

    Dear Peggy and Cameron and Joyce,
    I am sorry that I was unable to attend the service for your Mom. I thought the church service I attend at 9:00 would have been over in enough time to attend. I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom, she was a part of my early years in Southwood and I will remember her fondly as I also remember you. I hope that our paths will cross as we live in the same end of town and that you and family. God Bless you and keep you in his sight.
    Chris Plant

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