Died with dignity and grace. Born in Lethbridge, AB, she lived with her close family: her father, Howard; her mother, Grace; younger brother, Lionel; and younger sister, Pat, in southern Alberta. The family finally settled in Edmonton where Rosamond went to school and later went to Normal School to become a teacher. She later completed her degree and taught during the Depression and WW 2.
Rose will be remembered best as half of a wonderful life partnership with her beloved “Gordie”, Gordon McKeown Wilson, her husband of almost 66 years who died in the spring of 2007; and as a blessed and bless`ed mother of five children, 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Rosamond was clear what she felt was important in her life: being a loving wife, raising her children, doing church work, gardening, and teaching keep fit. When asked what her defining attributes were she said, “determined, caring, ambitious, and curious”. She had a brilliant mind and was engaged in this “wonderful” world and charmed life until she left.
Rosamond will be fondly remembered by her Wilson-Dobson clan, and her CGIT girls – her “Honeybees” – as well as many United Church organizations, and she will also be remembered by her many friends in Grande Prairie, in Sidney, and in Salmon Arm where she and Gordon lived.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Hillside Village Home and Lakeshore Manor for their attention to the needs of their “Rose”. Donations may be made to St. Paul’s UnitedChurch in Grande Prairie, AB.