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ROSE, George David

November 16, 1929 – Medicine Hat, AB
January 18, 2014 – Calgary, AB

George Rose beloved husband of Lillian of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the age of 84 years.

Besides his loving wife of 42 years Lillian, George is survived by his chosen children Helen Chubak, Lloyd Rose, Gerald Rose; five grandchildren Samantha, Sarah, Veronica, Trinity and Quintin; two nieces Linda Rose and Susan Buscholl and three nephews Tim, Dan and Michael Rose.

George was very involved in the community of Acadia. He was part of the building committee that built the Acadia Recreation Complex and was on the Acadia Community Association board for over 30 years.

George worked for the CPR for 41 years starting as Wiper and ending as an Engineer. It was George who brought the last VIA passenger train into Calgary from the West. It was a sad day for him when that scenic passenger train service was shut down by the government.

In 2002, George and Lil were awarded the Commemorative Medal of the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

George loved people, was a very outgoing and happy man, this lead to many wonderful lifelong friendships.

He was predeceased by his parents Jack and Margaret Rose; his sister Mary Buscholl; his brother Johnnie Rose and nephew John Buscholl.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church (321 – 90 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB) on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through In lieu of flowers donations can be made directly to Operation Eyesight Universal or volunteer for Bingo for Acadia.

In living memory of George Rose, 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. Condolence to the family on this sad occasion. Our sympathy to all of you.

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  2. Jerry and Phyllis Tyndall :

    We were shocked and saddened by news of George’s passing. Lillian, you and he were a large part of our lives in Calgary and we will miss his humor and friendship. Please pass our condolences to your family.

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  3. Dear Lil and Family,
    It was with sadness and very fond memories that I read George’s obituary in today’s paper. What a special man he was! You will surely miss him as will all the places that you and he supported and made better with your volunteering. Please accept the Fraser family’s condolences and prayers as you move forward. Know that we are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. I am so sorry I won’t be at the funeral tomorrow as I have made a commitment to take someone to hospital for a test at exactly 10:30am… I will be with you in spirit and will have a mass said for George in the near future. May God bless you and keep you. Tony & Mary Fraser & Family

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  4. Erika Brammer :

    Dear Lilian and family,
    My deepest sympathy is with you and your loved ones. I pray that you find comfort and strength in your faith, as I did when I lost Louie. Since I am still not over bronchitis yet, I will not be able to attend the church service, but I will be there in spirit and offer my prayers for George and all the family.
    Erika Brammer

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  5. Mare Kinnison :

    Dear Lil, Gerald and family…..
    I am so sorry for your loss. Gerald, we went to St. Matthews school together and I remember you and your beautiful mom. Know that your dad sleeps and plays with the angels and he will always be with you….

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  6. Blair Goodman :

    Dear Aunt Lil, and family,
    We are sad for your loss. Uncle George was a favorite uncle for us growing up and always cherished the times we visited and of course played cribbage.
    You are all in our prayers,
    Blair, Cathryn and the boys.

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  7. Wilma & Marvin Olson :

    Our sincere condolence to the Rose Family. True salt of the earth person. It was a pleasure to have known George.

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  8. Hank & Yvonne Isaak :

    Dear Lillian and Famliy,
    Deepest condolences on the passing George. He was a good man and a pillar of the community, he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

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  9. Dear Lillian,
    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I only knew you both from bingo at Grey Eagle and know what wonderful volunteers you both were. George was always my favorite. He always had that little twinkle in his eye. I remember you telling me how much you loved him. He was a special man who will be missed.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time,

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  10. Connie Congdon :

    Dear Lil and family:
    We are so sorry to hear of George’s passing and wish you all the best in this difficult transition of moving on without him. Neil has fond memories of accompanying George on his last run and was left with an impression of someone who genuinely cared for his friends and family.
    I also have memories of George telling me of his compassion for the homeless and how he would sit with them and just chat and how they were so grateful for someone to visit with them without judgement.
    A wonderful man and he will be missed.
    Connie & Neil Congdon

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