Rose LaBar passed away peacefully on the morning of July 4, 2019 at Fraser Canyon Hospital.
Rose was born on June 14, 1933 in St. Walburg SK. She was the youngest of five children born to George Robert and Emma Buckle. She grew up on a farm and attended Deer Valley School until Gr. 8, then Gr. 9 in St. Walburg and completed Gr. 10 by correspondence. She attended Miller Business College in Lloydminster AB and obtained her Secretarial/Bookkeeping certificate. On Dec. 18, 1951, she married the love of her life, Clarence Elmer LaBar and they moved to Hope shortly after. They raised three children there, David, Marina and Glen, and built their own house. Her work career was varied, starting with Haslett’s Garage, subsequently Hope Ready Mix, Canyon Cable, Hope Hospital, and finished her working days at BC Hydro, retiring in 1993. She was a lifelong member of the Anglican Church, and their Women’s Aux., she sang in the Ladies Choir, and volunteered for Meals on Wheels for many years. She was an avid curler, golfer and bridge player. Rose’s life revolved around her family, friends and faith. She always grew a wonderful garden, and her culinary skills were second to none. They had many family trips back to Saskatchewan and camping trips to Osoyoos. She and Clarence travelled to many places in their motor home with friends and enjoyed holidays in Cuba, Mexico, Hawaii, England and the Maritimes. On Nov. 3, 2018, she received the Anglican Church Order of the Diocese of New Westminster, an accomplishment she was very proud of, and her family were all present for the Investiture.
She was predeceased by her husband Clarence in Mar. of 2012 and her sisters Daisy, Cynthia, Isobel and brother, Robert.
Left to cherish her memory are her children David (Elaine), Marina, and Glen (Rosalinda), three grandchildren Jennifer (Greg), Jonathan (Amanda) and Jessica and two great-grandchildren Hayley and Megan, her brother-in-law George Karst and many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Riverside Manor, as well as Dr. Petrascu and the nursing staff at Fraser Canyon Hospital for their excellent care.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Anglican Church, on Saturday July 13, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. with a luncheon to follow in the Anglican Church Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Anglican Church.