Rosalie Anne LONG
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rosalie Anne Long who passed away peacefully at home following a 3-year hard-fought battle with cancer on Friday, August 11th at the age of 71 years.
Anne Rosalie Raven was born August 29, 1945 to parents
Kenneth and Dorothy in Salmon Arm, BC. She was in the
first class to graduate from the Kelowna College Institute of
Nursing. Rose met Terry, and a short while later, on December 18, 1965, the two married. Together they shared 51 1/2 years of marriage while raising 4 children and taking care of many foster children along the way. They also managed to operate a very successful excavation business for many years, and for the past 27 years have resided on their family farm in Jaffray.
A Perspective To My Mother
As I stood watching her, with that quiet smile on that face I
loved, someone at my side says, “she’s gone”. “Gone where?” The loss of sight is in me, not in her. Just at the moment when someone says “she’s gone”, there are others who are watching her coming.
Other voices take up the glad shout. “Here she comes!” And
that is dying. “Lest We Forget”
Rosalie is survived by her husband Terrence Kearne Long
and their children: Brenda (Steve) Jolie, Terry Long (Debbie
Clampit), Loralie (Gregory) Meeuwsen, and Donny (Tara)
Long, and 5 grandchildren: David, Jeremy, Terry Jr., Kathleen
and Tyler, as well as her first great grandchild, Scarlett. She
was predeceased by parents Kenneth and Dorothy Raven, and siblings Marrian, Margaret, Kathleen and Ken.
An informal gathering for family and friends will be held at
the Long Family Farm on Tuesday, August 29th from 1:00 –
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cranbrook
Rose’s family extends their heartfelt appreciation to Interior
Health, Dr. Ron Clark, the Red Cross, and the Cranbrook
Cancer Clinic for their care and support.
Messages & condolences shared at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories
Funeral Services Ltd.