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Rose White (Turko)

May 1, 1941 - August 16, 2015

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother Rose White on August 16, 2015 at the Cowichan District Hospital surrounded by her family. She fought a courageous battle with cancer.

Rose is survived by her loving husband John of 54 years; her children Debbie (Willi) Konn, Rick (Lori) White; grandchildren William (Vanessa), Amanda, Breanne (Tyler), Ashlee (Alex); special great grandson Jaeden; her mother Mary Turko and her siblings John (Betty), Bill (Lynn), Bob (Judy), Ann (Ed), Doug (Rosa), Maryann (Steve) and their families.

Rose was born in Golden, BC May 1, 1941 and her family moved to the Lake Cowichan area in 1943. Rose met John and married in 1961 and moved to Duncan and started her family. Rose was a stay at home mom that dedicated all of her time to her family. It was important that she was always in the kitchen cooking special meals, never a dinner went by without a fancy dessert. Mom always opened her home to welcome family and friends to a good meal or visits on the sun deck. One of her joys in life was hosting regular lunch time meals with her grandson William and his high school friends. A special tradition she held on to each year was Christmas baking with Debbie and Amanda.

The family would like to thank Dr. Postuk and the staff of Cowichan District Hospital for all of their care and compassion through this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Glenora Community Hall, 3660 Glenora Road, Duncan, BC from 1:00 – 3:00 PM

“Mom we love and you will miss you so much, forever in our hearts”

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H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Oke and Alice Anderson
Relation: old time friend

Were sorry to hear of Rose’s passing.Our thoughts are with all the Turko family.Rose was a lovely lady and she will be missed.

From: Kelly Dods (Schiller)
Relation: Have known Rose for 40 yrs...x extended family

So sorry to hear of Rose’s passing….always had a smile for me….will miss seeing her

From: Jacques and Lynda Marc
Relation: Jacques worked with John for many years.

Dear John, Debbie and Rick So sad to learn of Rose’s sudden passing.
Our thoughts will be with you on Saturday as family and friends gather to remember her. Unfortunately, we will be unable to attend in person as we will be celebrating a Golden Wedding Anniversary in Ladner. Will have a visit, soon, John!

From: Ed and Ann Adamschek and family
Relation: Sister

Together we are grieving. We are together with our thoughts and prayers.
Rose leaves behind a wonderful family.
John was the best husband to Rose for all of her life. He loved and took care of her through the good times and in the many sicknesses. Your devotion to Rose was a blessing to witness.
Rose was very proud of and deeply loved her two children.
Her daughter Debbie touches everyone with all her love and kindness and she cared for and gave so much to her mom.
Rose’s son Rick used his wonderful sense of humor to make Rose laugh when he was in her company. She also loved Ricky very much. From the extended family, a big thank you to Rick. Rick was very helpful the last two weeks in keeping the family informed on Rose’s condition.
Rose we will miss you so much.
God Bless you sister and Rest in peace.
Love always your sister Ann.

From: Holly Cooper (formerly Holly Resch)
Relation: Friend from many years ago

John, Debbie and Rick and the Turko Family, my heart is with all of you on the passing of your beloved wife, Mom, sibling, and grandma. I and my family remember many years ago how we enjoyed visiting your home and enjoyed the wonderful baking Rose was famous for and the good, happy times spent together in our younger years. Rose will be missed by so many old friends and especially her loving family.

From: Steve and Maryann Anderson and Mary Turko and family
Relation: sister / sister in law

Together we are grieving. We are together with our thoughts and prayers. Rose leaves behind a wonderful family. John was the best husband to Rose for all of her life. He loved and took care of her through the good times and in the many sicknesses. Your devotion to Rose was a blessing to witness. Rose was very proud of and deeply loved her two children. Her daughter Debbie touches everyone with all her love and kindness and she cared for and gave so much to her mom. Rose’s son Rick used his wonderful sense of humor to make Rose laugh when he was in her company. She also loved Ricky very much. From the extended family, a big thank you to Rick. Rick was very helpful the last two weeks in keeping the family informed on Rose’s condition. Rose we will miss you so much. God Bless you sister and Rest in peace. Love always your sister Maryann

From: Rose and Debbie and Terry and Kenny and Suzanne Schiller
Relation: Related through in laws

We are all very sorry to hear about your deep loss. We all have many wonderful memories of happy times at Rose and Johns home over the years. Our deepest condolences to all your family.

From: Mike and Louise Adamschek and family
Relation: family

Our hearts are deeply saddened for the loss of Auntie Rose. Rosie was always the kindest most genourous and hilariously funny person you could ever know. There was never a time I recall not seeing the happy smile on her face. Rosie taught us to be your own person and often through hilarious expressions made it clear that if someone didn’t like it they could go on there own way. There are so many good memories of Rosie that she will remain in our hearts forever. Always loved and forever missed.

From: Jodi Hollingdrake
Relation: Family friend from many years ago.

Dear John, Debbie, Rick and family. I was truly saddened to learn of Rose’s passing. She was such a kind and generous woman who touched the lives of everyone around her. I knew Rose many years ago and I still remember her beautiful smile that would light up a room, her infectious laugh, her hilarious stories and the way she made everyone feel right at home. She made me feel light part of the family and I’d often leave thinking “Wow! What an amazing lady. I’d like to be like her one day”. I am lucky to have know Rose, even if it was many years ago. I will always cherish those special memories. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
August 23, 2015
Beginning at 11:00am

Location:
Glenora Hall
3660 Glenora Road
Duncan, BC Canada

3660 Glenora Road
Duncan, BC Canada

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