JOHNSEN, Rosemary

April 24, 1934- October 13, 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Rosemary Johnsen announces her passing on October 13, 2020, at the age of 86 years.

Rosemary was a native Calgarian, and was beloved by all. She was predeceased by her husband Jack (Johno) in 2011, her brothers Jack and Don, and sisters Carol and Shirley. She is survived by her sons Michael (Donna), Murray (Wendy), brother Gerry (Ann), her grandchildren Cody and Amanda, and her great grandchildren Jackson and Hailey

Rosemary had a full and rewarding life, working as a bookkeeper mostly.

Retirement years took Jack and Rosemary to Campbell River B.C. and Apache Junction AZ, where they made many lifelong friends, but Calgary was always home.

We would like to thank the staff and medical professionals at the Rockyview Hospital, Trinity Lodge, and Chinook Care Centre for their care of our beloved mother.

At Rosemary’s request, there will be no service.

Donations to the MS Society of Canada would be appreciated.

Arrangements by Lawrence (Larry) Slywka of Cochrane Country Funeral Home.

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  1. On 15/10/2020 at 7:08 pm Donna Brown Said:

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a kind and caring woman who always made others feel good in her presence. Mike would frequently enjoy a good “chin wag” with her and liked to tease her to make her laugh.

    Donna, Steph and Jaclyn

  2. On 16/10/2020 at 12:05 am The Issigonis’ Said:

    Auntie Rosemary is missed from here in BC, she was such a loving caring aunt, and we miss her a lot already, it is a wierd thing, we hardly ever talked, usually on holidays and occasions only, but now that she is gone, we feel lonely. I always remember her in the kitchen puttering away, even if Uncle Jack had the BBQ going. I also remember her in the fishing boat, always out catching me.. I remember she insisted we stay home for Uncle Jacks service, but I am so so glad we got to see her at Uncle Dan’s, we all had lotsa laughs. And now, lets please try to keep in touch and we can remember her fondly, and uncle Jack and all of our family….. maybe over a game….. hopefully CFL game when they get back going. Take care lots of love …. Cheers to Auntie Rosemary

  3. On 16/10/2020 at 2:08 pm Mark & Kim Austin Said:

    Murray, Wendy, Cody and Amanda, so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom and Grandma. We sincerely hope you find peace in all the love, laughs and good times you’ve had over the years.

    You’re in our prayers.

    Mark, Kim and Megan

  4. On 16/10/2020 at 2:23 pm Mike Johnsen Said:

    Mom,if I only knew that I had to say goodbye to you on Tuesday, when I was with you. I wish I had a few more minutes to talk. Love you so much, and missing you more. I can’t say I love you enough.

  5. On 16/10/2020 at 5:41 pm Connie Potvin Said:

    Murray, Wendy, Cody, Amanda, Jackson and Hailey,
    My deepest condolences for the loss of your mother, grandma and great grandma Geegee. Another beautiful angel taken away to rest peacefully.
    Remember the love and memories you all shared with her.

  6. On 18/10/2020 at 9:07 am Dave & Leah Pinder Said:

    Mike, your mom was a dear and special person. We are so grateful to have known her.
    We always enjoyed our visits and have fond memories of our trip to Las Vegas.
    Our deepest condolences to the Johnsen family.
    Dave and Leah

  7. On 18/10/2020 at 3:24 pm Kathleen Cork Said:

    Michael, Murray, Cody and Amanda. I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Your mom and grandma was such a great person. She will always be a part of my stories of fun times spent at Holiday Shores.
    I will miss her laugh and our chats on the phone. I’m so grateful that she was a part of my life.

    Kathy Cork

  8. On 18/10/2020 at 10:11 pm Len and Kay smith Said:

    Mike, it saddens us to hear of Rosemary’s passing. I have missed her and Jack, we were close neighbors. Rosemary and i are the same age which made us close. Glad she is at rest, our condolences to you and your family.
    We shall miss her. Kay Smith