On the evening of Monday, January 27, 2014, Rosemary Margaret Mackay Lockhart passed away at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook, BC at the age of 71 years. She was born on August 15, 1942 in Douglas, Isle of Man to Ernest and Muriel (Mackay) Callow.
Our mother’s life was all about family. Her children and her grandchildren were the most important aspect for her and her life revolved around them. Rosemary was always the intellect behind the family businesses. She helped run Lockhart Transport & Delivery and many people would remember her from her time spent handling the financial aspects of Cranbrook Discount Foods. Rosemary led a very quiet and private life but was always extremely proud of her family and their accomplishments. In a manner of speaking she was the family’s lifeline as you could always count on her to listen to your problems without judgement, to be a source of advice in times of need, or to just be there for unwavering support. Her laugh was infectious and could enlighten even the darkest of moments.
Rosemary leaves to cherish her memory her four children; Craig Lockhart, Bonnie (Allan) Hudock, Richard (Becky) Lockhart and Christine (Destin) Klepaychuk as well as her grandchildren; Kyle & Cole, Ryan, Dylan, Nathan, Joshua and Joel. Rosemary is survived by one sister, Tina Blackburn. She was predeceased by her parents; Ernest and Muriel Callow and one brother Robert (Bobby) Callow.
A private family graveside service will be held. Memorial donations may be made in Rosemary’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 19 – 9th Ave. S., Cranbrook, BC V1C 2L9. Condolences may be left for the family at www.markmemorial.com.