December 14, 1929 – August 4, 2022
In loving memory ~
Rose was born in Nanton, Alberta to Charlie and Daisy Waddell.
She was the second youngest of 12 children. Rose spoke fondly of her childhood, growing up on a farm with a large family.
After her time in high school, she took a secretarial course and got her first job in Kimberley.
Shortly after moving to Kimberley she met and married Roy LaFortune in 1949. Together they raised six children; Greg, Diane, Chuck, Barrie, Janice and Murray, in the house that Roy built in Meadowbrook.
Rose was a loving and devoted mother, “The glue that held the family together”
Roy and Rose were married for 68 years when Roy passed away in 2017.
Rose was a committed Christian and part of Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church for nearly 50 years.
She is survived by one sister, 6 children, 18 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
We are so sad to say goodbye to her.. She was and always will be a rare Rose.
McPherson Funeral Services in care of arrangements. Send condolences to firstname.lastname@example.org.