ROSE IRENE TURNER (nee Newton)

Turner (née Newton), Rose Irene

Passed away peacefully on February 14, 2016 in Nanaimo, BC at the age of 97 with loving family at her side. Born in Reading, Berks, UK. Survived by daughters June and Wendy (Bruce); sisters Ada and Olive; grandchildren Peter, Iyeshka (née Wendy), Stuart, Ian, Beric (Diane), Alison; great-grandchildren Jocelyn, Shaughnessy, Geoffrey, Hunter, Christopher, Beric, Rowan, Jenna, Gareth; and many extended family members in Canada, the UK and Australia. Pre-deceased by beloved husband Len; brothers Albert, Ronald and Howard; son-in-law Cliff.

Together with Len, her true love and husband of 68 years, Rose lived an adventurous, pioneering life. She took chances, worked hard, made and kept dear friends, recounted wonderful stories, and helped build a life of opportunity for her family. She will be forever loved and missed.

Rose’s family wishes to express heartfelt thanks to all who offer their care, support and loving kindness, including close friends, Dr. Pienaar, hospice volunteers, and staff at NRGH Palliative Care, VIHA, and Longlake Chateau.

A funeral service will be held at St. Philip-by-the-Sea Anglican Church at 7113 Lantzville Road at 1pm on Saturday, April 16th, 2016, the 78th anniversary of Rose and Len’s wedding. Rose’s ashes will be interred at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Nanaimo Community Hospice Society or Nanaimo Regional General Hospital Foundation, directed to Palliative Care.


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