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ROSE, Anna “Irene” (nee Smith)

July 21, 1926 – Mannville, AB
January 14, 2015 – Calgary, AB

Irene Rose, beloved wife of Murray Rose, passed away on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at the age of 88 years.

During her 88 years, Irene not only lived in Alberta, Nova Scotia and Scotland but appreciated her travels throughout North America and Europe. Provincial Champion wins with the Mannville Bluebird Fastball team, many awards in five and ten pin bowling, and a hole-in-one at Inglewood Golf Course were highlights of her sporting life. Although she enjoyed various volunteer pursuits, her greatest happiness was found in activities with family and friends.

Irene will be loved and missed by her husband of sixty-eight years, Murray; three children, Gayle, Don, and David (Kim); three grandchildren, Rachel (Joseph), Lue, and Ben (Pauline); two great-grandsons, Nicholas and Tyler; as well as several nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, David and Rachel Smith; brothers, Jim (Audrey), David, Malcolm (Rheta), and John; sisters, Madge (David), Agnes, Ina and Jean.

A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Parkinson’s Society of Southern Alberta, #102, 5636 Burbank Crescent S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 243-9901,

In living memory of Irene Rose, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Please accept our condolences on the loss of Irene. We golfed with her for many years at Inglewood and she always had a smile and nice word for everyone.

    -Carol Brash and Marg McRae

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  2. Grant and Irene Campbell :

    We were so sorry to hear about Irene. I am sure you have wonderful memories of your life together with family and friends and that will help you through this sad time. We remember a beautiful, caring person who was a friend to everyone, Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and for you and your family.
    Love Irene and Grant Campbell

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  3. Miss you grandmother wish I could be around more

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