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Rose Greavison

August 25, 1927 - March 29, 2012


Rose Greavison (nee Golac), of Nelson, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2012. She was born on August 25, 1927 in her family’s home on Bealby Rd. in Nelson to parents Kuzma and Ursula Golac immigrants from Grizane, Croatia. Her father came to Nelson in 1912 and her mother & brother Blaise (Bob) joined him in Nelson after the First World War. Rose and her family resided on their home places on Bealby Road throughout her life.
She attended Hume School and Nelson”s Junior and Senior High Schools. After completing Grade Thirteen in Nelson, she attended Normal School in Victoria, and became a teacher. She taught school in Slocan Park and then Crescent Valley; she loved teaching especially playing the piano and singing with her talented Russian students. While teaching she met her husband Walter when he was guarding her school and teacherage. They married, settling in Crescent Valley for a short time before buying the house & property adjacent to her parents & brother in 1952. She kept busy there, raising three children, gardening, and working at home as a bookkeeper for her brother’s contracting business.
Rose always enjoyed hiking, fishing & camping with her husband and family at the many mountain lakes in the area. When her health prevented her from these pursuits she turned to gardening and bird watching. She was also a lifelong learner, being a voracious reader on a diversity of topics. Rose was known for her kindness and generosity to her friends and family and also several dozen charities she donated to every year.
Rose is survived by her husband of 61 years, Walter, her sons Ronald (Nadya), Raymond and her daughter Elizabeth (Betty) McDermott; grandchildren Erik & Curtis Greavison and Rob & Jenny McDermott.
The family would like to thank all the health care workers that helped Rose through her illnesses and hospital stays. Funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m., April 5 at Thompson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Asthma Society of Canada or the
Canadian Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Linda Zeznik
Relation: friend

I am sending heartfelt sympathy to all of Rose’s family.
I will always remember Rose as a very warm, kind person who was so intelligent , who knew so much in so many ways.
A precious lady who will be missed by all who had the fortune to know her.

From: Brian & Ev Sutton and Family
Relation: Friends of the family.

We are so sorry to hear of Rose’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and we will always remember her smile . You are all in our prayers.

From: Lois Arnesen
Relation: friend

My condolences and sympathy to the family of Rose Greavison. I have known Rose since childhood as I am a close friend of Peggy Wood. I have always chayyed with Rose through all the years since then

From: Nancy (Lundy) McMillin
Relation: Friend of the Family

The Golac family were part of our family folklore for many years. Bob always spoke of Rose with love and respect and I know her family and friends will miss her terribly. My sympathies are with you all.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 5, 2012
Beginning at 11:00am

Chapel of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.
613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T2

613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T2

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Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:
Canadian Cancer Society

PO Box 67

Nakusp BC V0G 1R0

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