Our dear friend, surrogate mother and grandmother passed away this morning around 10am EST. She fought valiantly and lived a well-loved and long life, just shy of her 92nd birthday. Oddly, in thinking of Rosella, I had a difficult time finding an adequate picture, how does one sum up a person with just a photo? Her favourite flowers were red tulips and were the last flowers she saw on this earth, hence the photo I settled upon. Rosella stood at a proud 4'8 and she loved her morning coffee (a woman after my heart) and fully embraced life with a love like none I have ever seen before. She not only enjoyed flowers, she had a knack for being able to grow anything and everything, her patio was always a sea of colours and fragrant smells. She loved all animals and it was rather normal for wild birds to land near her and eat out of her hands. I must not forgot to add, she was a rather passionate hockey fan, she rarely missed a game and throughout her many years got to know many of the local hockey players, as I mentioned, one could not help but love this woman. Never a more gentle woman had graced this earth and I do not believe I will, in my lifetime, meet another woman quite like Rosella. There was not a time she was without a Rosary, she prayed like I read, which is often and with fervour. My family and I were blessed to know this kind woman and we take solace that she is now with her husband and daughter. We will miss seeing her smile every morning yet are comforted knowing she is home and at peace.
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