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Rosemary Ida Gaffray

November 25, 1954 — October 26, 2023

November 25, 1954 ~ October 26, 2023

Peacefully on October 26th, Rosemary Ida Gaffray passed away from a short battle with cancer at the age of 68 years in her hometown of Pine Falls, MB.

Rosemary was born on November 25, 1954 in Winnipeg, MB but moved with her family to the community of Powerview-Pine Falls, MB in her early teenage years.  In her twenties, she met the love of her life, Donald Gaffray.  Together, they built a home and a life together in Silver Falls, MB where they raised their boys.  Rosemary was able to spend her last summer days in her home enjoying the echoes of the airplanes flying over her point, reminiscing with family and friends and the companionship of her four legged friend, Virtue.

Rosemary was predeceased by her husband Donald of 37 years, her parents, John and Irene Ruse along with her sister Debra, brothers in-laws: Ted and Lawrie Gaffray and George Litzenberger.

She will be lovingly remembered by her sons Darrin & Jeffrey, her sister in-law Ruth Litzenberger, sister & brother in-laws Andrea and Arthur Gaffray along with her nieces, nephews and their families along with her dear friends, and cousins.

During Rosemary’s short years, she was an active member and held various positions within many local and nonlocal charities.  She developed a love of travel which brought her many places far and wide building memories along the way with her family and friends.  Rosemary could also be found attending or watching various sporting events, EMCA presentations and concerts in the big city.  Most recently, Rosemary enjoyed her new past time of playing cards at the Pine Falls Leisure Club and this was evident by her monthly calendar.

Rosemary’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all involved in assisting with Rosemary’s care and wellbeing during her time in need.  Without their care and compassion, her time at home would not have been possible.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, November 6, 2023, at Sobering Funeral Chapel, 1035 Park Ave E, Beausejour, MB.  Interment will follow at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a charity of your choice in Rosemary’s memory.

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