Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

429 2nd Street South, Kenora, ON


Rose Marie Greene

November 28, 1950February 7, 2020

Forever Loved, Never Forgotten...

ROSE MARIE GREENE (nee Skead) of Shoal Lake #39, passed away suddenly and peacefully at her home in the arms of her son, Kyler on Friday, February 07, 2020. Beloved wife and best friend of Fraser Greene and loving mother to Kyler Greene. Cherished sister to Linda Copenace, Ken Skead (Jolin), Karen Skead (Allan), Debbie Skead (Dennis), Irene Skead (Donny), Cecilia Cameron (Clarence) and sisters/brothers-in-law Dorothy Skead, Stella Sinclair, Jim Green (Pat), Doreen Hunter (Dan) Jennie Greene, Sharon Packo (Victor), Warren Greene, Don Sewell. Her adopted Saskatchewan family, The Musqua’s. She will be sadly missed by her much-loved nieces and nephews, Dave Skead, Jeremiah McDonald, Nathan Doudiet, Dawn Treleaven, Myron Skead, Sheldon Skead, Dennis Hunter, Jan Hardy, Marion Green, Heather Gardner, Carolyn, Ashley Sinclair, Spencer, Bianca Packo, Marilyn Sewell, Tamara Hunter and many more nieces and nephews, as well as her grandchildren, and numerous cousins. Rose had a special place in her heart for her furry kid, Beanie. Predeceased by her parents Roy Skead and Emma (Cameron), her siblings, Fred and Billy Skead and Cecilia, Angelique & Veronica. As well as her father in-law Bert Greene, mother in-law Jeanette Greene and nephews Jeff Hunter Sr. and Howie Copenace Jr.

Rose was born at, and grew up on Wauzhushk Onigum Nation and later married and moved to her cherished home of Shoal Lake #39 with her husband Fraser, where she and Fraser raised their son Kyler. Rose enjoyed the many close friendships she developed over the years; she loved to fish, to garden, and thoroughly enjoyed the great outdoors. She enjoyed watching sports and was an avid hockey fan.

Rose lived her life according to her deeply held beliefs in the traditional way of life and she chose to see the beauty in life everyday. In times of uncertainty, worry or struggle, she would always share that it was important to see the good in things and to take our time and conduct ourselves in a caring and compassionate manner. And, despite the challenges she faced in life, she always carried herself in such a way so as to respect herself and to respect others as well.

Rose had a way of helping others to see things that they might not see in the moment, but through her gentle and heartfelt way of sharing, she always found a way to help us see things in a different light.

And, for those that knew Rose, knew she had a keen sense of humor and that she wasn’t shy to hit you with a dirty joke every now and then too. And, one of the fondest memories she leaves with us is the memory of her loving to hear a good joke and her beautiful laugh that always followed. It was the simple moments in life that brought happiness to Rose, especially the evenings spent sitting by the fire with family and friends, enjoying a good meal and watching the sunset.

It was through the love she had for her family, and the love they had for her and her strong connection to her beliefs that she found a deep sense of peace and fulfillment in all that life has to offer.

In keeping with Rose’s wishes, a traditional wake will be held at David Kejick School @ Shoal Lake #39 on Monday, February 10, 2020 and a traditional burial will follow on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 with Elder Stephen Kejick officiating.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com



  • Traditional Wake Service Monday, February 10, 2020
  • Traditional Burial Tuesday, February 11, 2020


Rose Marie Greene

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Rhonda Beauvais

February 12, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to all, especially her family and the communities she served. She was truly an amazing woman and one that I considered a mentor. I will definitely miss working with her and her continued support in my career. Her smile, laughs and hugs are all fond memories. I consider myself a better person just have knowing her. Till we meet again my friend.

Sharon Smith

February 10, 2020

Rose Marie, my old high school friend from many, many years ago. Although we met only a few times over the following years your sweet and kind nature always shone through. I am happy to read that you had a happy and fulfilling life surrounded by a loving family. RIP in peace my old friend, you are gone far too soon. Condolences to Rose Marie’s family.

Rory McMillan

February 10, 2020

Fraser, Kyler and family members I am saddened to read of Rose's passing. Please accept my condolences at this time. I have had the pleasure of knowing Rose for a number of years, she always greeted me with a friendly smile and a brief conversation. She was very professional in her work and it was a pleasure to interact with her on a business level. I respected her strength, courage and determination.
Fraser, you and family will remain in my thoughts now and in the future. It was an honour to have Rose as a friend.

Ashley Green

February 9, 2020

I just want to share my heartfelt condolences to the son, and husband, and family of Rose. She was a relative to me, my aunt. We used to see her at work at her Bimose office, whenever we used to drop in there. I am touched to learn her son looked after her. May all be comforted. Thoughts and prayers comfort are being said from our end.

Raven Skead

February 9, 2020

I have lots of memories of my kokum.. i miss her always placing her hand on mine even though she couldnt hold on... ill miss her laugh and smile. I love you kokum Rose.

Marjorie Zimmer

February 9, 2020

Fraser & family: Paul Jackson and I are so very, very sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Rose. Whenever we ran into you two, she always seemed to have a quiet nature about her, but greeted us with a friendly smile. What a great couple you were. We extend our sincerest condolences to you all. Paul & Marjorie xoxoxox