2 July, 1916 – 20 March, 2021
On the first day of spring March 20th 2021 at 2pm with her daughter Mary at her side Rose Janeczko said her final farewell. At a very spry age of 104 Auntie Rose was called home to be with her loving husband Ed, her Parents, her 6 siblings and her many friends she met along the way. Rose will be deeply missed by her loving children David, Mary (Jim), and Mike, and her grandchildren Mike, Trina, Ali, Jackie, Jamie and Kim and great grandchild Keana. Rose was born July 1, 1916 (there was a little mess up with her birth certificate and her dad put July 2nd lol) raised on a farm in Saskatchewan with her six siblings Rose loved to be outdoors with the animals or helping her parents. During WW2 Rose was working at Maple Creek hospital and Ed was returing from Europe wounded in action. I was told it was love at first sight and they were married shortly after at the age of 28. Rose then went on to cook in logging camps where she met a new friend. The black bear! lol in today's standard this is frowned upon, but she started to hand feed this cub. It would come in the morning for breakfast every day then leave until the next day, she claimed it was tame. Rose and Ed then decided to settle down a little more, so they bought a farm in Clemenceau, SK. This is where they spent a majority of their lives. Mary was telling me today that the days they would harvest the chickens Rose would turn the radio on to loud classical music. Nothing like wrangling up chickens and Beethoven playing in the back ground lol. They then sold the farm in 71' and moved to Hudson Bay. Ed and Rose would then set off on new adventures, Hawaii and to Europe in 78'. Auntie Rose has always had an adventurous side and what we like to call a "little spark"😉. I remember my grandmother Sabina, Rose's youngest sibling fondly saying "That Rose! goes a mile a minute, but has no idea where she is going!" Lol, and that was her!. Auntie Rose never slowed down, she was often missing for weeks at a time she would pack her things and jump on a greyhound and off she would go on her own adventure with no final destination. It would be days or weeks sometimes before her kids would hear from her. She told me once that she would go to the bus and take the next one out, didn't matter what way it was going she was on it. Rose would often say "my plan is to die on the greyhound", but plans changed when she cracked her knee in her late 80s and the doctor said no more wandering off. Not to be tamed she decided that playing with her baby sister in Vernon rest home and visiting the casino often with David, would do her just fine. Well, she would find a few complaints the food portions were a little too small, so she was often seen asking for seconds even thirds! If she wanted to fill her hollow leg it didn't matter what it tasted like because she always had her trusty seasoning salt to load on it, "you can put that stuff on everything!" and she did!! Auntie Rose will be missed by so many, and as a family we wanted to thank all the community workers that met her and checked in on her at Vernon rest home. To the Gateby staff.. I'm speechless and we know that doesn't happen often lol, there are no words that we can truly say other than thank you!!! From the bottom of our hearts. It gave us great comfort as a family knowing you all were caring for her this past year as we couldn't be with her, and always going above and beyond ❤❤ To Auntie Rose You will be greatly missed but never forgotten. God bless you❤❤
Service of Remembrance
Friday, 2 April , 2021
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2 April 2021
On behalf of Mary Janeczko and Gerald Janeczko, our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to all of the family. Aunt Rose as we knew and loved her, was an amazing person, and an amazing woman. Our favorite memory is simply how ever time she entered a room of people, you immediately noticed her beaming smile, you heard her infectious laugh, and you felt the incredible happiness and energy she always had. Her smile and laugh and strength and her love, were all truly gifts that we all were blessed to be apart of. She will be deeply missed.
2 April 2021
The memory of Auntie Rosie’s joy and love will always sustain us.
31 March 2021
Dear cousins David, Mary, Mike and families. We hope that you will take comfort and strength in knowing that you're in the thoughts and prayers of so many around you, especially us. Auntie Rosie has left behind a thousand moments that will remind us of her love. The world definitely was a better place with her in it. Heaven now has a new bright star to shine for us all.
This attached photo of Auntie Rosie and her sister-in-law, Victoria Janeczko Beahun (our mom), always brings a smile to our faces and love to our hearts.
The Beahun family Linda, Sharon, Ron and families
31 March 2021
Aunt Rose was definitely one for the ages. She apparently tied her grandpa for longevity which seems to have been a goal for her over the latter part of her life.
One of the memories, of back in the day before we knew what social distancing meant, she came out to the Shuswap and we took her for a boat ride up the lake. Once she was seated in the open bow area, we couldn't go quite fast enough and she thoroughly enjoyed the sunshine and wind whistling through her hair. Then unfortunately, we didn't get her back out for another boat ride, and it became one of those "let's go ride an elephant" type of conversations, when we chatted about it in later years.
Earlier on, it was visiting Uncle Ed and Aunt Rose on their farm, and we were always impressed with how large and delicious a "spread" she'd put on, and how many cabbage rolls David could get around.
We'll miss the in person Vernon visits of more recent years, especially without an intervening glass partition for Covid protocols. The hugs and banter were multi-generational, and enjoyed by everyone. It's deeply saddening that the last tie to the Dobrowolski family of that generation, and the shared memories that go along with that group of siblings are now largely lost. We can't "ask Aunt Rose" any longer.
David, Mary and Mike, our condolences to you. We've all lost a gem.
Ron & Lorna Janeczko
30 March 2021
Sending our condolences to David, Mary and Mike, and Mike and families. We sure loved and admired your mom. We were so fortunate to have her visit us on many occasions on our acreage in Saskatchewan. She loved going to watch the boys’ football games and helping us with the garden in the fall. We especially loved our trips out to BC to celebrate her 95th and 100th birthdays and one more time since then. Her laugh was infectious, her hugs fierce and her positive outlook an inspiration. May we all live and enjoy life to the fullest as she did. She will be greatly missed, forever loved and remembered with a smile.
25 March 2021
Condolences to my cousins Mary, David and Mike.
Your Mother was an inspiration of us all - she loved and lived life to the fullest and was always a happy soul. She will be forever remembered for her welcoming gestures with a big smile, and even bigger hug - even if you interrupted her nap with a visit. It was always a joy to visit her - may Aunt Rosie rest in peace.
Cousin Edna Horn
25 March 2021
Dear Janeczko Family;
We were saddened to hear of the passing of our wonderful Aunt Rosie. For a little woman, she was larger than life!
We always left a visit with her feeling uplifted - she was just a gem! Her vise-like hug was her trademark. It left you squished and a bit out of breath, but boy, did you feel her energy!
For our family, a trip to Clemenceau and the Janeczko spread was the highlight of our summer holidays. First we had to cross the creek with our car and hope we made it to the other side. Then the joy of being with the family again- the plans for taking the horse and wagon into the village to get the mail; the wiener roasts at night with the embers flying in the dark sky, the scary trips to the outhouse at night; the garden bursting with vegetables and berries, and the MEALS that Aunt Rosie fed us. I am transported back to those aromas and the tastes. Where on earth did we all sleep???
Aunt Rosie also had time (When did that happen?) to knit Greg and I each a siwash sweater. They are beautiful and treasured still!
We will all miss her terribly but how grateful we have been to have her in our lives for so long. She will always remain in our hearts.
Bernie Koltun & Greg Lilburn & family
Len and Betty Lou Koltun
24 March 2021
We will always remember Aunt Rosie’s infectious laughter and smile. I also remember when she smoked a lot and watched her ‘roll her own’ back on the farm in Clemenceau. We all enjoyed the memory of her’100’ th . She lived a good and happy life and trust that will continue in her new home ‘up there’