Jason Mitchell Rose

July 23, 1963January 19, 2021

After a long battle with cancer, it is with profound sadness that we mourn the devastating loss of a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend, Jason (Jay) Mitchell Rose on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at age 57.

Jay was beloved by all who knew him. He was a positive and energetic person who loved being active. As a young boy he excelled at hockey. He honed his skill with Bobby Orr and Mike Walton at their Orr-Walton Hockey Camp in the 1970’s and eventually made it to triple A. He continued to play hockey throughout his life finally playing with the infamous Falling Stars, a team of great friends he loved. He also loved golf, and enjoyed the men’s league where he met some wonderful friends who became a second family. His great love for the outdoors was never more apparent than at the cottage on Drag Lake, Haliburton. During the summer, Jay loved the water and all it had to offer including boating, sea-dooing and other water sports, to finally relax on the dock, drink in hand soaking in the last rays of the sun. In the winter, he indulged his passion for snowmobiling, enjoying numerous snowmobile trips with like-minded friends travelling to North Bay, Cochrane, Mattawa and other snowy regions. Those friends became great friends who also meant so much to him. However, there was nothing he loved more than doing these things with his family, with a proud smile at being able to live life to the fullest with his daughters and wife.

Jay had a fulfilling and rewarding career as a Master electrician and partner in his family’s electrical company, Rogol Electric. He enjoyed his job and took pride in the work he did. He loved the camaraderie with his colleagues, fellow employees and all the people he met on the job. Many have expressed what a wonderful boss and kind person he was.

Jay will be remembered as a fighter of a vicious disease that took him too young. He has left sadness with many, but happiness for those that got to know him if for just a little while. We will remember him as a person who was positive with only kind words for everyone.

Jay is survived by his loving wife Karen, his two beautiful daughters Alexa and Abbey, his brother Michael (Nancy), new found family, birth mum Sandra, brothers Brian and Bill, and sister Michelle and their families. He is predeceased in death by his parents Alex and Annette Rose. He will be missed by brothers-in law Robert and Michael and families, father-in-law Raymond, and many nieces and nephews.

A private funeral will be held by the family due to COVID rules. A Celebration of Jay’s Life will be held at the end of the summer at the cottage with family and friends per his wishes, pending COVID restrictions.

Jay Rose July 23, 1963 - January 19, 2021

Contributions in Jason's memory may be made to Dog Tales, OR Canadian Cancer Society,

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Robin Bromley

February 7, 2021

Dear Karen, Alexa and Abbey,
Monica and I are saddened to hear of the passing of Jason. I cherish the memories that we made and shared. It is very rare for one to find a true friend in life. Most people never have the privilege of having a true friend. I am one of the very few fortunate ones who has experienced true friendship in the friendship that dear Jason gave me. He was always a caring loving person who made a difference!
Please know that you the girls and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time!
Love Robin and Monica.


February 7, 2021

Jay's smile and great personality will be missed by all and the great memories we will always treasure. A great friend with a big heart, and what a pleasure to be with on the golf course or the Haliburton OFSC Trails. The passion and joy of each day is something we could all learn from Jay and we were blessed to know him.

My deepest sympathy to Karen, Alexa, Abbey during this time and
our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Paul Sinagoga

Michael Cornacchia

February 6, 2021

It was a privilege to have gotten to know and ride with Jay the past few winters.

Truly, a special person.

Wishing the Family strength.

Tim & Verylene Whelan

February 5, 2021

Our deepest condolences to Karen, Alexa and Abbey. We were so saddened to hear of Jay's passing. He was a great neighbour, always so friendly and with a kind word and smile for everyone. We will miss seeing him out and about. Kayla shared with us her memories of Jay when she used to babysit the girls and just how kindly he always treated her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Tim, Verylene, Kayla and Nick

Malcolm & Doreen Whetter

January 29, 2021

We have just heard the devastating news and we are both greatly saddened by the passing of Jay. It was quite a shock.
He was a lovely person and we know he will be greatly missed by so many family members and friends.
Our very sincere condolences.
Doreen and Malcolm

Alison Seidler

January 27, 2021

Karen, Alexa and Abbey please except my heartfelt condolences. I will always remember Jay as such sweet and loving person. His smile was contagious and the joy and happiness that smile brought to so many was a gift.
I am thinking of you, and here for you.
I am so sorry for your loss and heartache. XO
Love Alison and Gary

Terence Cooney

January 25, 2021

Jay came into our family's lives 30 years ago when he met and married Karen. She was the love of his life.
He enjoyed being a part of the wider family and he was never happier whether it was working/helping, joining in or entertaining with a bar-b-que. He was open hearted and generous and a good friend to many. He opened his home to everyone.
When he had the first diagnosis of cancer he was determined to beat it, he has fought every set back with a stubborn resolve to carry on never giving up. With that exuberance for life he has made each day matter and lived life to the full, even in the latter days of his illness.
We will all miss his cheery disposition, He was much loved by all.
Karen, Alexa, Abbey you are in our thoughts and prayers during this trying time,
With love from Auntie Marilyn and Uncle Terry
and all the family over the water in England.

Mary Cunningham

January 24, 2021

Prior to the change in Jay's health, activity was high on Jay's list. Every waking hour in his day was with enthusiasm and enjoyment. No matter where Jay was, his outgoing spirit was a big part of who he was. He made the best of each day in the world of business and socializing with his circle of friends. He worked hard and played hard. Karen, Alexa and Abbey were the "heart" of his life.
I remember the excitement of Karen coming to our home after one of her 1st date-nights with Jay. Karen was "glowing" with happiness. In fact, you could say she was radiant. I could see Karen had met the man of her dreams. Oh, so beautiful to see "love was in the air".
A touching part of Karen's Obituary, was her mentioning Jay had met his birth mom and siblings. He must have felt blessed for Sandra giving him the gift of "life" and for it to become a memorable moment later in life for them to meet one another. Life is precious and Jay knew it.
Jay and his family had a love for cottage life, enjoying a day on Drag Lake with all of the water toys. At the end of the day he could relax and enjoy the coming twilight of an evening surrounded by family and friends.
One of the pleasures being at a lake, it brings a magical "peacefulness" to the soul . Rest in Peace my boy. Blessings and with much love.... Mary and Bob Cunningham.

Sharon Cunningham Trull

January 23, 2021

Karen, Alexa & Abbey. We are so sorry for your loss. Jay touched so many people’s lives in such positive ways. I will always remember the night you met Jay.....we were being bad ass girls dancing the night away. We had so much fun together over the years and decades! Jay had such enormous love for his family, life, friends and for adventure. He never ceased to amaze me with his hobbies he would take up with his family with such passion. I will forever remember him for his laughter, smile, HUGE heart and being a genuine awesome person. ❤️ Sharon, Gary, Bella & Kogan

John Dyer

January 23, 2021

Jay was a special guy who loved his family. I had the privilege of knowing Jay for the last 7 years playing golf with him every week with a great group of friends. He always had a smile on face and we all laughed together many times. He will be greatly missed.
My deepest condolences to Karen, Alexa and Abbey.