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RYBKA – Rose (Kozlowski)

November 6, 1910 – January 7, 2011

Rose Rybka, 100 years young, of Calgary, formerly of Winnipeg, MB passed away in her sleep January 7, 2011

Rose was born in Winnipeg, MB on November 6, 1910. She graduated from St. Johns High School and married Dad soon after. Mom worked as a bookkeeper at several companies until her retirement in 1972 when she and Dad moved to Bird River, MB where she took up her hobbies of gardening and fishing. Mom was an avid reader and was given an Ipad for her 100th birthday, which she enjoyed very much. She also raised some chickens and a few geese from her granddaughter’s school project.

Mom leaves to mourn her three daughters, Vivienne Gish of Las Vegas, NV, Ione Plasky of Calgary, AB and Pat Carpenter of Winnipeg, MB. She also leaves four grandchildren, Zoe Anne Sandy of Clancy, MT, Trudy (Kevin) Allen of Dugald, MB, Terri (Lauren) Dueck of Oakbank, MB, Randy Plasky of Calgary, AB; six great-grandchildren Christopher, Miranda, Chelsea, Brett, Stuart and Patrick and one great-great-grandson, Matthew; special friends Morris (Michelle) Robinson of Winnipeg, MB; two very special nieces, Mazie Hanson (nee Happichuck) of Vancouver, BC and Gwen Pierce of Seqim, WA.

She was predeceased by her husband Isadore, who passed away in 1990, shortly after they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Cremation has taken place and as per her wishes no service will be held. If you wish to make a donation in her memory, please give to the charity of your choice.

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In living memory of Rose Rybka 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. Michelle Robinson :

    Our condolences go out to all family and friends at this sad time.
    We are certainly going to miss you Rose and are thankful that we were able to get together with you for your 100th birthday. We know you are smiling and happy to be together with gramps once again!! Keep them all in line up there and you will always be in our thoughts. We will also plant a tree in your honor at our Vacation/Retirement home in Dyment Ontario this spring. I will circle the bottom of the tree with beautiful wild flowers to attract the birds and butterflies.
    Morris will put a few rows of asparagus as well in our garden. He has always mentioned your asparagus patch at Bird River and how great it was.
    Thanks for all your love over the years!!
    Until we meet again!!

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  2. Andrea & Thomas Hawkins :

    We are sad to hear about Granny but we know she is happy now and has many souls to meet in heaven. We’ll remember her with fond memories. Love Andrea and Thomas.

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  3. Patti Spencer :

    So sorry for your loss, she will be missed greatly. May she rest in peace

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  4. danita daigle :

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I am happy to have known her. After 100 years on this earth she is now at rest…sleep well Rose..sleep well. She will always be remembered as Grandma Rose to my daughters. Take care Ione and Randy

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  5. Peter Errmann :

    Dear Ione,
    We hear that your beloved Mother “Rose” has passed away peacefully. Rose has been very fortunate to have had a caring daughter like yourself.
    Your companionship with your mother was clear the moment I saw both of you here at our home. I can only wish for the same strength and mental awareness as your mother had in her old age. She was like a rock and she left like an angel.
    We both wish you all the best in your future, Peter and Christine.

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  6. Cleve and Dianne Goold :

    We where so sorry to hear of your moms passing.
    She was a great lady she will be greatly missed.

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