It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Rosina “Rose” Lunner announces the passing of their mother and grandmother on April 6, 2007 at Chilliwack General Hospital with her family by her side. She was born on November 29, 1920 in the seaside resort town of Tenby, Wales, and immigrated to Canada in 1945 to be with her husband, Hans Lunner.
She will be deeply missed by her four children, Harold (Susan) Lunner, Paul (Kathy) Lunner, Eric (Darlene) Lunner, and Rhonda Sharman, and grandchildren, Warren (Urszula) Lunner, Noel (Julie) Sharman, Brett Lunner, and Matthew Lunner. She is also survived by her brother, Sonny Perkins, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Hans Lunner in 1986 and her grandson Kyle Lunner in 1991.
Rose was known for her amazing sense of humour and her quick wit. She loved to dance, sing and be surrounded by her friends and family. Rose and Hans enjoyed many leisurely activities together such as golf and bowling but most of all they loved to fish. The family enjoyed many summer escapes on the lake and Rose would rival anyone with the biggest fish. They were also members of the Sons of Norway and the Chilliwack Senior Vets Club. Rose loved Bingo and loved the moment when she could yell out in her gravelly voice “Bingo!”. In the last three years, Rose would look forward to her Wednesdays and Fridays at Parkholm. She would often bring items to show her friends, loved to wear anything that sparkled and would catch someone’s eyes, loved to sing, enjoyed games and was really proud of her “bells” performances. Rose called everyone “love” and indeed that is exactly what she had for everyone…love.
The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at the Chilliwack General Hospital, her Home Support workers and most especially the staff at the Parkholm Daycare Program for all their support over the last few years.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 14th 2007 at 10:30 am at Woodlawn Mount Cheam Funeral Home. A tea for family and friends will follow. In lieu of flowers the family asks for you to make a donation to a charity of your choice in Rose’s memory.