Rose Meneley, beloved wife of Robert Meneley of Calgary passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, September 16, 2006 following a great life, undiminished by the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis twenty seven years ago.
Rose was born in Kilkenny, Ireland to Daniel and Mary Brennan on January 26, 1932. In 1953 Rose graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Luton and Dunstable Hospital in England and followed this with a certificate in Orthopaedic Nursing in 1956. She immigrated to Canada in 1957 as the first step in a working trip around the world. Following short stints in Toronto and Calgary, she nursed at the Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton. The wanderlust bug bit again in 1958 and she accepted a position as an Industrial Nurse at Imperial Oil’s Norman Wells Refinery (North West Territories). In addition to that she traveled by canoe, dogsled and C46 doing medivacs from the north. In 1959 she met Bob who was working as a geologist in Norman Wells for Imperial Oil. Rose and Bob were married in Ireland in October 1960 and then returned to Dawson Creek, British Columbia. In Dawson Creek she quickly made a circle of friends who continued on with her to Calgary where they stood by her and supported her to the end. Rose loved bridge, golf, tea and chat and serving Irish coffee.
Besides her loving husband, Rose is survived by six children and thirteen grandchildren, Marie (Kent) Paterson, Alex and Ben; Anne (Vaidila Banelis), Theo; Patrick (Michelle), Daniel, Ryan, Liam, Ciara and Declan; Daniel (Myriam Brulot), Isabelle and Vivian; Angela (Peter) Sekulic, Brennan, Olivia and Jared; and David. She is also survived by her brothers, John and Patrick; and sisters, Sara and Margaret and by many nieces and nephews in Canada and Ireland. Rose was predeceased by her parents; her brothers, Dan, Martin, William and Gerry; and grandson Lucas.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E.) on Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E.) on Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. with the Very Rev. Gregory Coupal, V. F. Presider. A Family Graveside Service will take place later at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. The family appreciates the compassionate care over many years by Dr. John Bradley and his nurse Ruth as well as the support provided by Colleen Rud and the nurses from Homecare. Our special gratitude goes out to our full time caregiver, Karen Jordan whose devotion to Rose went above and beyond the call of duty. In lieu of flowers memorial tributes may be made directly to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, #100, 2421 – 37 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Y7 Telephone: (403) 250-7090, www.mssociety.ca/en/give, or directly to the charity of the donor’s choice. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
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