It is with deep sadness, and almost disbelief, that we announce the passing of our beautiful Rose; Wife, Mom, Baba and Great Baba, on Saturday April 7, 2018 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She passed away peacefully, after being strong and courageous, with family by her side.
Rose was born in the Kamsack area to William (Bill) and Martha Drebitt on July 18, 1934. She grew up on the family farm, and was the baby in the line of her siblings; Mary (Paul) Wosminity, Kay (Alek) Neisen, Stanley (Irene), Edward (Marge), Bill (Brenda), all of whom have passed, except her brother, Sidney, who still resides in Yorkton, and who she cared for as long as she could.
When Rose grew up, she worked at the Fort San (TB Sanitorium) as a Nurses Aid, in Fort Qu’Appelle. And it was on a warm Saturday night she met her husband to be, Dennis, at a town dance. They married on Saturday July 14, 1962 and lived in Whitehorse, Yukon. And on June 30, 1963, they welcomed a tiny 5 lb. 8 oz. baby girl, Margaret Ann.
The rest of Mom’s life was filled with many wonderful moments, as well as some sad moments in time. She loved to dance, and could teach anyone in a few minutes! She loved her garden, her flowers, loved to can, to crochet, to cook (especially her famous Nachinka) to bake, to share all of these things with family and friends, and to read. Mom had a strong faith in the Bible, and she had her hope of one day living in Paradise on Earth as Revelation 21: 3,4 states. It was through this faith, she was thankful for each day, each blessing, and what “Life” is all about.
Her greatest love and joy, however, was her family. There wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for them. After a visit, she always hugged everyone, and when they said good-bye, we love you…She would always reply “I love you, too”, then, together with Dad, would wave goodbye.
Mom will be lovingly remembered and cherished by many dear relatives and friends, but especially by her loving husband Dennis, daughter Margaret Titanich, and her two grandchildren, Brandin (Michelle), their daughters Elizabeth and Catherine, and Bailey (Ryan) Antonishyn, and her brother Sidney Drebitt.
Her family will miss her, and never forget her. ❤