It is with great sadness that after a brief illness, we announce the passing of our mother Rose Carman on August 25, 2011, at the age of 86 years.

Mom came to Chilliwack from Alberta at the tender age of 17. She started her meat wrapping career at Totem Meats and then went on to spend more than 30 years with Canada Safeway.

Mom married our Dad, Ray in 1947. They raised their three children on the farm that Mom continued to call home for sixty-four years.

Predeceased by our Dad, Ray in 2001, Mom leaves a loving family: Noreen (Barry) Sterling of Fanny bay; Betty-Anne (Ross) Hicks of Campbell River, and Jim (Brenda) Carman of Chilliwack. Six grandchildren: Nadine (Brent) Sterzenbach of Victoria; Cameron (Jenifer) Sterling of Vancouver; Kristin (Caley) Thompson and Tyson (Nikki) Hicks all of Campbell River, Michael (Jennifer) Carman and David Carman all of Chilliwack. She also leaves five great-grandchildren who loved her dearly.

Mom valued her family and friends and was always happy to supply a cup of tea and some delicious baking. We are so happy she was able to live at home on the farm, her favorite place on earth, until days before her death.

Mom will be sadly missed by her children and their families as well as her siblings and many friends.

Graveside service will be held at Chilliwack Cemeteries on Thursday, September 1st, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.

Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, Sept 1st, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 45901 Victoria Avenue, Chilliwack.

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