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Rose Jaroslawa Romana Mcghie ( Nee Lugwig )

October 14, 1927 - April 25, 2011


Rose Jaraslawa McGhie (nee Ludwig)
(October 14, 1927 – April 25, 2011)

It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of our beloved Rose – daughter, sister, friend, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, and great, great grandmother. Rose was born in Poland on October 14, 1927 to Micheline and Jacob Ludwig. The family immigrated to Canada, settling in Nelson, BC, when Rose was 2 years old.

Survived by her sisters Eleanor (Ray, Nelson, BC) and Maryanne (Fred, Nelson, BC). Rose and Robert McGhie met and were married in Ottawa in 1948. They shared 62 years together. Rose is survived by her children, Bonnie (Edson, AB), Bobby (Janice, Ponoka, AB), Donna (Murray, Victoria, BC), Karen (Bobby, Edson, AB), Cheryl (Chuck, Kelowna, BC). Rose enjoyed 9 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and 1 great, great grandson. BeeJee, her beloved cat is left to look after Bob!

After completing her schooling, including college, in Nelson, Rose began her career working for the federal government. She transferred to the Ottawa office in 1942. Rose and Bob were married in Ottawa on October 11, 1948. In 1950 they moved back to Nelson where they raised their 5 children. Rose was employed as a secretary at the Nelson School District for 20 years. You never went anywhere quickly with Rose as she was often recognized by numerous former students and continued to correspond with several.

Rose lead a full, active, and rewarding life of gardening, sewing, cooking, baking, preserving, camping, art classes, fishing, walking, crocheting, travelling, crafting and socializing with friends – all the while working full time at the school.

Rose will be remembered forever for her quick smile, her warm hugs, her sociable and accommodating nature, her love of all animals and music, being a loving, caring, and generous Mom and a life long partner and friend.

A viewing took place at the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. (April 27-28, 2011). Cremation followed. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Rose’s life will take place at a later date.

Tributes to Rose and her family are invited at remembering.rosemcghie@gmail.com

Donations are gratefully accepted to the Nelson SPCA (1-800-665-1868; www.spca.bc.ca/branches/nelson) and to sponsor Rose’s favorite bird, the Owl Foundation (www.theowlfoundation.ca, click sponsorship).

Mom, you will be eternally missed and will always be in our hearts.

‘And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.’
Shepherd’s Psalm


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Staff

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

From: Vicki Trombley
Relation: friend

Dear Donna and Family,
In the years that we have been friends I had the opportunity to meet your parents in many social family gatherings. Your parents always made me feel part of the family and it was always a pleasure to be around them. I will miss your mom’s warm smile and easy going personality. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Love Vicki

From: Laurinda Donahue
Relation: friend

I have fond memories of Rose, staying at her and Bob’s house in Nelson and enjoying lovely times…Bumping into them in Kaslo on their adventures to the bakery..and seeing her follow her little BG around the house and yard…You will be forever in my thoughts. Big hugs to my #1 sister Cheryl..

From: Charles and Lena Ross
Relation: Donna would be a niece.

Donna,Murray and family We send you our sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. It was nice to know that you had spend the last week-end with your mom and dad in Nelson.

Uncle Charlie and Aunt Lena Ross – Sherbrooke, Quebec

Service Schedule

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January 1, 1900
Beginning at 11:53am


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Celebration of Rose”s life for family & friends we be held at a later date.

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Date & Time:
April 27, 2011
Beginning at 11:53am

Chapel of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.
613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 2T1

Private Family Visitation

613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 2T1

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