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ROSALIE JEAN WOOD (published on September 13, 2011)

ROSALIE JEAN WOOD (nee KEMPLING) With great sadness we announce the death of Rosalie Wood on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at the Convalescent Home of Winnipeg. She leaves to mourn her beloved husband Bob, of 61 of years, son Murray (Susie) and granddaughter Anna of North Vancouver; daughter Melanie (David) of Winnipeg. Rosalie was born in Calgary, Alberta and attended secretarial school there before meeting her future husband Bob in 1948. They were married on February 25, 1950 at Scarboro United Church in Calgary. They made their first home in Bob's home town of Sutherland, Saskatchewan. In July 1951, they moved to Hardisty, Alberta where Bob was employed with C.P. Rail. Murray and Melanie were born in Hardisty and the family enjoyed small town life until Bob was transferred with the C.P.R. to Winnipeg in 1967. Bob and Rosalie lived in St. James-Assiniboia until 1995 when they moved to Fred Douglas Place in downtown Winnipeg. Since 2005, Rosalie lived at the Convalescent Home of Winnipeg. While in Winnipeg, Rosalie attended Red River Community College to re-acquire her stenographic skills. She was employed by the Catholic Women's League, the Department of National Defense, Dominion Bridge and lastly Mr. Harold Piercy, before retiring to enjoy leisure time with Bob. Rosalie was very proud that her children had the opportunity to explore higher education. Both became university graduates with rewarding careers. Rosalie was active in the United Church in Hardisty, then in Winnipeg at Crestview United before transferring to Knox United Church in downtown Winnipeg. Rosalie and Bob were very involved in square and round dancing with several clubs around Winnipeg until 1995. For many years, they traveled to Missouri every September for a week of dancing and made many friends from across the United States and Canada. They also enjoyed bus tours throughout both countries, seeing many interesting places and having many unusual experiences. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Avenue (across from Brookside Cemetery). The family wishes to extend many thanks to the staff at the Convalescent Home of Winnipeg for all their care and compassion. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to the Convalescent Home, 276 Hugo St. North, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3M 2N6. NEIL BARDAL INC. FUNERAL CENTRE (204) 949-2200 nbardal.mb.ca


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