Mrs. Rose Allin

January 30, 1922March 21, 2012

In Loving Memory of Rose Allin

January 30, 1922 - March 21, 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Aunt on March 21, 2012 at Lake of the Woods District Hospital.

Rose was born in Eastern Europe on January 30, 1922 and immigrated to Canada in 1927 with her mother, brother Stan and sister Sophie to join her father who immigrated a year earlier. She lived in Kenora her entire life. Upon graduating from business college, she accepted a job in the Mining Recorders office in 1939 and transferred a year later to the Crown Lands office. Upon amalgamation with the Department of Lands and Forests, she continued to work with Lands and Forests until 1945. In 1945 she married Bill Allin.

Together Bill and Rose travelled extensively to various parts of the world. In 1950 she returned to the work force and for the next nine years worked in various legal offices. In 1959 she accepted a job at the Sherriff's office where she worked in the court system until her retirement in January 1986. Upon retirement she continued to travel and spend time with her nieces and nephews.

She leaves behind eight nieces and nephews, 13 great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews all of whom loved her dearly. She also leaves behind many dear lifelong friends. She was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church and the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League of Canada for 25 years where she served in various capacities.

She was predeceased by her husband Bill in 1984, her father in 1954 and her mother in 1983. She was also predeceased by her beloved siblings: Sophie in 2000, Stan in 2001 and Casimir in 2006.

The family thanks the doctors and staff at Lake of the Woods District Hospital who provided excellent and compassionate care.

Wake Service will be held on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church

The Funeral Service will be held at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Rose's memory to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital or the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church.

Online condolences may be made at



  • Prayer Service Friday, March 23, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 24, 2012

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A Stefaniuk

March 30, 2012

All of the Stefaniuks' will miss auntie Rose... She closes a chapter on part of our lives that passes on to a new generation. We all loved her and cared for her greatly -- she will be sorrily missed by us all !! May the blessing of her God be upon her and love abide in her soul....Andrew Stefaniuk and his sons Brad and Paul.

Beverly Ingo

March 25, 2012

I am saddened by this news. I found Rose in good spirits when I visited her at her home last summer. Rose was admired by all of us in the McLennan family, my dad, by mom and my two sisters, Barb and Ruth. Rose tended my parents' grave site and kept us informed each year about the deer enjoying the globe cedars we ordered! I shall miss our lunches together and our delightful reminiscences. Bev McLennan Ingo

Edna Stefaniuk

March 23, 2012

Wally and I had many good times in Kenora with Rose and Bill and Cuzzie and Bernice. I will always remember her fondly. Much love, Edna

Glenda Waugh

March 23, 2012

We will miss Auntie Rose, knowing an elder in our family has gone to rest. She joins so many wonderful family members, we are sure they welcomed her into heaven with open arms.
Niech was Bóg błogosławi i utrzymać się.

Susan Stefaniuk Hall

March 23, 2012

I knew Rose as a young girl growing up in Winnipeg. My father Walter Stefaniuk had a deep connection to his family in Kenora. We visited often and participated in many happy celebrations. Rose and Bill were always a part of those happy times. Rose was an outgoing and fun lady that I admired very much. I would like to pass on my sympathies to the family and friends she leaves behind as I know how much she will be missed. Thank you so much for sharing the photos on this site. I really enjoyed seeing Rose and her beautiful smile.
Susan Stefaniuk Hall and family

March 23, 2012

Sorry to hear the sad news of Rose's passing. She was a great lady and we will miss her Xmas letters.

Joe & Doreen Slobodian
Ottawa Ont.