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Zimmer, Rosa

It is with great love and deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Rosa Zimmer in Calgary, AB.

Rosa was predeceased by her loving husband Albert in 1978. She is remembered in love by her two daughters, Susan (Bob) Zimmer-Morisset of Calgary and Sonia (Gerry) Rigoni of Chicago, IL; her two granddaughters, Ingrid (Chris) George and Krista (Keith) Zschogner; and her three great-grandchildren, Nicola, Anna and Noah. She is also survived by her two sisters, Maria Echle and Juliana Weiss; brother Joseph Himmelsbach, living in the Black Forest of Germany; as well as her extended family living in Calgary. Rosa lived fifty-one years in Toronto, ON, worked in the hospitality industry and also won many sales awards and distinctions with AVON Canada. The family would like to thank all the angels at the Beverly Centre Lake Midnapore who loved and cared for Rosa until her final breath.

“God has you in his keeping; we have you forever in our hearts.”

A Celebration of Rosa’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, October 5, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Gregory Roetker SAC of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Presider. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.     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, www.parkinsons-society.org.

In living memory of Rosa Zimmer, 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. When we came to Germany the first thing i thought of was my Oma zimmer
    xoxoxoxoxo
    Nicola

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  2. Thank you Mama for being the BEST mom you could
    be for what you knew how to “do best” at the time
    with all what you “had suffered through”. e.g. the WW II
    being the oldest daughter of 8 siblings to be responsible for them
    while your enterprising mom was running a “franchised grocery store” in Oberwolfach during the 1940s.
    I never realized nor appreciated what courage, strength and fearlessness you and Papa (Albert Zimmer) had to overcome to decide to leave Germany post-world War 2 to come to Canada to begin a new life with $100 in your pockets and arriving in Toronto not being able to speak a word of English. I am So very grateful for all you did, your ignorance, and your guilt for leaving your family in Germany to be “soul-fish” to begin your OWn lives here in Canada.
    If you didn’t Mama – then i (Susan Zimmer) would never had been born in Toronto – nor had i had my daughters Ingrid , Krista and granddaughters Nicola and Anna here in Canada. Nor would have i met my SoulMate Robert J Morisset in Alberta in 1994!! And so “Que Sera Sera ” Life will be what it will be ! God Grace your Spirit with Peace and Bless us all for having had you in our Earthly lives.
    Love you forever Mama xoxo your daughter Susan Margaret Zimmer-Morisset xoxox

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