Rosemarie Brinoni

Rosemarie Brinoni

March 18, 1937 –

January 18, 2010

Rosemarie was born in Germany to Urbon and Hedvega Golomb and was the youngest child in a large and loving family of nine children. Rosemarie lived in East Germany with her family until the Second World War. When she was 8 years old her family was separated by the war and her mother had to run to West Germany with Rosemarie and two of her siblings. When Rosemarie was 11 years old her whole family was reunited, and all nine children were together again with their parents and celebrated Christmas in a one room home. Although their family had lost everything else, Rosemarie felt they were rich because they were together.

Rosemarie was 15 when she left Germany by herself to sail to Canada. Rosemarie arrived in Red Lake, Ontario on New Year’s Day 1953, and was met there by her sister Anna who had come the year before with her husband and young son. Rosemarie built a life in Canada where she found her soul mate Giovanni Brinoni; they were married May 22, 1954. Rosemarie loved Canada and worked very hard to build her life and family in a land where they could live in peace and she never looked back.

Rosemarie and Giovanni were blessed with a beautiful son, Mario in 1955. Rosemarie was an extremely loving, gentle and engaging woman who was loved and respected by everyone she met. She was a mother to many people and always could communicate to them what she knew was most important in life and could bring out the best in others.

Rosemarie was predeceased by her husband Giovanni and her son Mario. Rosemarie will be loved and missed by her daughter-in-law Donna, grandson Anthony (Roxanne, Robin, Jeremy), granddaughter Angie (Michael, Paige, Joseph, Alexandro), and youngest granddaughter Meghann Rose (Brett).

Rosemarie will also be remembered with love by her extended family, and many friends whom she has had a profound impact on.

Services to be held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Friday, January 22 at 11:00am with Father Andrew L’Heureux officiating. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Catholic School gymnasium.

Donations can be made in Rosemarie’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or the BC & Yukon Arthritis Society.

LaPrairie’s Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements. 250-398-9100