ROFFEY, Rosemary Louise
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The family of Rosemary sadly announce her sudden passing, in her 84th year, at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital in Ottawa, on Monday October 8, 2012. Dearly beloved wife of the late Bill Roffey. Cherished older sister of Janet Bennett (Ross), of Pickering, loving mother of Janet Bustard (Dave) Carleton Place; Marilyn Minaker (Paul) Ottawa; and Bill (Monique) Winchester. Much loved "Momo" of Sarah, Kristen, and Jeff Bustard, Ben, Elle and Jon Minaker, Jeannine Leroux (nee Roffey), Danielle Picco (nee Roffey) and great granddaughter Anika Picco. Pre-deceased by brothers Richard and David. Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Rosemary grew up in Montreal West and graduated as a nurse from the Royal Victoria Hospital. The Roffey family moved from Baie d'Urfee to Napanee in 1967, where Rosemary was a dedicated volunteer at the Lennox and Addington Hospital, St. Mary Magdalene Church, (Napanee Curling Club) and "Brown Owl" to many. Rosemary was an avid sports lover her whole life; enjoying basketball, swimming, badminton, skiing, curling and golf. Her friends were important to her, keeping in touch with them for many years. The family will receive friends at the Wartman Funeral Home "Napanee Chapel" on Friday Oct. 12 from 5- 7 p.m. Funeral Service from St. Mary Magdalene Church, Napanee (173 Robinson St. at Bridge St.) on Saturday at 1:00 pm. Interment at Riverside Cemetery to follow. Donations by cheque to the L& A Hospital Foundation or the Alzheimer's Society will be remembered with appreciation by the family.
Published in The Gazette on Oct. 10, 2012