July 31, 1932 – August 11, 2020
at the age of 88 years
Rosemarie Gisela Breymann born in (Dutch) Indonesia July 31, 1932, lived through a historical time. When WW2 broke out she and her family were sent to Internment camps, mother/children on one island, father on another island. One year later, the Japanese took them to Japan, where they lived until 1947; then taken by the Americans in a transport carrier ship to Germany, where they lived in burnt out shelters and make-shift shacks.
Rosemarie immigrated in 1958 to Edmonton Alberta. She worked in lumber camps and a dry cleaning plant until hired by KLM Airlines (her multilingualism an asset); later transferring from Edmonton to Calgary. She eventually retired in 1993, moving to her acreage in Sunnybrae, where she lovingly transformed it to her beautiful piece of paradise! Rosemarie was a generous supporter of AB/BC SPCA’s among other animal rescues and Wildlife Federations. She fell in love with the donkeys at Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge and adopted two lovely donkeys. She spent the rest of her wonderful life caring for her numerous cats, dogs, filling her bird-feeders, tending to her flowers and yard. Active in the community she belonged to the Sunnybrae Community Association, Senior Centers, Garden club, German club, Naturalist club, Lunch Bunch, and Lady Striders. She loved socializing with friends over coffee and meals. Her personality and dress attire were very colourful. She was a patron of the arts, loved classical music and attending local coffee houses.
Rosemarie passed away peacefully at home August 11 at the age of 88 on a lovely sunny day, surrounded by her loving friends Sharon and Rae-Lynne, cats Lilly and Mickey. Rosje is predeceased by her brother Heinz Joseph, who died suddenly at 7, mother Elizabeth and sister Edith. She will be sadly missed by her brother Guenther (Lore), nephews Ralph, Dennis and their families. Rosemarie was extremely grateful for the compassion, kindness and tireless care she received. The Breymann family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to her wonderful Doctors, Nurses and Palliative Team. No service as requested. Please be kind and donate to your favourite animal charity. As Rosemarie would often say, “Take each day as it comes.”