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DENOMEY, Rose Marie

Rose Marie Denomey, 1938 – 2018. (via Kamloops Funeral Home)

On July 16, 2018 Rose Marie Denomey (nee Ofukany) passed away after a brief illness. She was born in ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Tisdale, Sask. in May of 1938.

Rose grew up on the farm, the only girl among five brothers. It was in Tisdale that she fell in love with a local boy, Jim Denomey. Rose and Jim married and moved to B.C. where they settled in Kamloops and raised their three children.

Family was always first with Rose. She loved to watch her family having fun and would happily sit on the beach and watch them water ski or swim. She would pack up all the food and gear and camp with the family even though she despised mosquitos because she knew how much the family loved it. Rose was a very independent and athletic woman. She studied hard and received her Boiler Makers Certificate, the only woman in an all-male class. Certificate in hand she eventually owned and operated her own business, Roses Dry Cleaners. She was proud to form Roses’ Ball team which brought together her love for family and ball. She loved playing ball, curling with her “Brunch Bunch” and golfing with her golf group. Rose was an avid Blue Jays fan.

Rose was predeceased by her mother, Annie Ofukany and father Steve Ofukany.

She leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory, her loving husband Jim Denomey, her sons Jeff (Marlene) and Randy (Pam), her daughter Karen (Mark)Graber and her grandchildren; Brian, Christa, Brett, Taylor, Kara, and Alison, her great-granddaughter Violet, also her brothers Jerry (Beth) Victor (Donna), Frank (Bev) John (Evany) Robert (Brenda) and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Rose’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2018 in the Kamloops Alliance Church, 200 Leigh Rd.

The family wishes to thank Royal Inland Hospital and Trinity Hospice at Overlander Extended Care and the wonderful doctors and nurses who helped us all through this difficult time.

If friends so desire, memorial donations in Rose’s name may be made to Trinity Hospice, 953 Southill St., Kamloops, B.C., V2B 2H7.

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