McGONIGLE, Rose Marie

September 17, 1920 – April 15, 2014

Rose Marie McGonigle, of Cochrane, AB. died on April 15, 2014 at the age of 93 years, in Okotoks, AB. She was born on September 17, 1920, in Unity, Sask., to Adelard and Florida Becotte. She lived a full life raising 11 children, curling, golfing & traveling. She is survived by one sister, Lina Paradis and by children: Flora (Darrell) Newsome, Pat (Bill) Bateman, Sheila Walroth, Clarice (Harvey) Biehn, Glen McGonigle, Dan (Rosemarie) McGonigle, Lyle (Donna) McGonigle, Meryl (Mechelle) McGonigle, Shawn (Wendy) McGonigle, Murray (Lynn) McGonigle, Mary (Pat) Magee, 30 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren, and 2 great, great grandchildren. Rose was predeceased by husband Clarence McGonigle, daughter-in-law Vivien McGonigle, son-in-law Gary Walroth, and 2 brothers, Emile and Leo Becotte. Mom was the most beautiful Rose, inside and out. She had a welcoming, radiant smile for all and an infectious laugh we heard often. She asked for so little and gave so much.

A Celebration of Rose’s life will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, 128 First Street East, Cochrane on Friday, April 25th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. ( Please note that parking is limited at St. Andrew’s, so parking is available at the new Walmart. A shuttle service will be provided to take people to and from St. Andrew’s from 12:15 p.m.- 5:15 p.m.)

If Friends so desire, memorial tributes in Rose’s memory may be made directly to Stars Air Ambulance, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7

  1. On 19/04/2014 at 6:23 am Sonya & Don Messner Said:

    Mary, Pat, James, Ali & Thomas; Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and the McGonigle family. Hugs.

  2. On 19/04/2014 at 7:44 am Dave and Pat Buckler Said:

    When we think of your mom and her life it was like a Rose strong and but beautiful.She was a hard worker, community was a big part when your Dad and her were so involved in sports in town .Always had time for a visit and always willing to give you help on the golf course,curling rink .She still could hit a great shot on the golf course well in to her 80s Her smile always made you feel that the day just got better.Memories will keep her close.

  3. On 22/04/2014 at 8:47 am Sue-Anne Wearmouth Said:

    Clarice, Pat and all the McGonigle Clan, Please accept my sincere condolences on the recent passing of your Mom. I will always have such fond memories of Rose , and I was always amazed that she had time for so many others , in addition to her large family. Your Mom and Dad will always be remembered for their huge contribution to their community. Best wishes to you all. Sue-Anne

  4. On 22/04/2014 at 5:01 pm dolores bramall Said:

    Condolences to Sheila and Patsy and families on the loss of your mother. Dolores Bramall on behalf of the Holy Cross Alumnae

  5. On 23/04/2014 at 5:20 am madeline cozac Said:

    It was always my pleasure to visit with and do Rose’s hair. Her beaming smile was infectious. I am happy to have had her in my life, however briefly it was. May you be comforted knowing that she affected lives all around her in such a sweet and positive way. I will always remember Rose. 🙂

  6. On 19/05/2014 at 7:47 am Linda MacDonald (Helfrich) Said:

    My sincere condolences to the McGonigle family on the passing of your mother. When we were kids I spent a lot of time at your house and your mom always made me feel welcome and I had so much fun! I remember her giving us all cookies! We played games and paper dolls…one more kid in the house didn’t seem to bother Rose. I live in Texas now and could not attend Rose’s celebration of life, but I did want you to know that I have very fond memories of her.

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