November 28, 1932 – January 30, 2021
Rose Marie Violet Branscombe (nee Anweiler) went home to Jesus on January 30, 2021 at age 88. Although we will miss her, we take comfort in knowing that she was gone to be with her Saviour.
Rose was born to Jacob August and Amalie (Molly) Anweiler on November 28, 1932 on the farm located between Love and Garrick, in the Torch River area of Saskatchewan. As a child, Rose was known as so trustworthy that her father gave her the candy he would bring home and allow her to distribute it to her siblings. She was also a frontier girl, checking trap lines and taking care of animals on the farm. She celebrated her birthday with her Uncle John’s on the 27th so often that she at times though this was her birthdate.
She went to work early, working for Mr. Andre’s at the Nipawin Dry Cleaners.
Rose met her husband, Ken in Nipawin, SK and married on April 4, 1953 in Prince George, BC. They went on to have three children, Marilyn, Beverley (Kevin) and Sheila (Gbolahan) and lived in many places including Calgary, Wells, Quesnel and Williams Lake (since 1965).
Rose loved her job working at the Williams Lake Dry Cleaners but chose to retire early to focus on her family and on assisting Ken with his business, Hillside Pumps.
In addition to being a dedicated and loving mother and wife, Rose also loved singing, playing musical instruments, baking, reading, knitting/sewing, playing cards, being outside in her garden and spending time with her family. Her family loved her Flapper pies and butter tarts.
She was also known for sewing over 900 dresses for girls in need overseas. Rose took great pleasure in making each dress special and unique. And expressed her disappointment that she did not reach her goal of 1000 dresses.
Throughout her entire life, she held an unwavering faith in God, which she passed on to her family. She was generous in spirit and loved by many for her kindness.
Rose was predeceased by her parents, her sister Margaret, and her brother Roy. She is survived by her sisters Muriel and Viola and brother Don, her husband, Ken, her three daughters and her two grandchildren, Garret and Alicia (Curtis) as well as many beloved extended family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Operation Smile, a charity that was near and dear to Rose’s heart.
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