Assman's Funeral Chapel

1908 Queensway Street, Prince George, BC


Rosalind Mary Thorn

May 29, 1949October 6, 2019

Rosalind passed away peacefully the morning of October 6 with her family at her side following a brief battle with cancer. She was born in Prince George and spent her entire life in the city, cultivating many enduring friendships. Rosalind was a passionate member of the community, supporting industry, politics, gardening, and volunteerism. The famous annual Civic Center Seniors Tea was a special highlight for her. In her early years, she attended Central Fort George Elementary, KGV and PGSSS, graduating in 1967. Following high school, she attended CNC and upon the completion of business courses, she worked for the Prince George and Northern BC Construction Association. For the next 48 years, she worked her way to the top of the organization until she retired in 2015 as CEO.

Rosalind married Bob Thorn in 1969 and they spent a happy, full life together until Bob passed in 2013. They loved to travel and had many adventures throughout Canada, Europe, Asia, Mexico, the US, England and the Caribbean. It was always a special joy for Rosalind to travel to England and Barbados, the birth countries of her parents. Rosalind had many close friendships which she cherished. She always looked forward to the annual summer get-away with “the girls.”

Rosalind was predeceased by her husband Bob, and her parents Rupert Proverbs and Margaret Gracey. She is survived by her brother Trevor Proverbs (Wendy), nephew Geoffrey (Jen), great-nephew William, and niece Tracey (Sam). She is also survived by many nieces and nephews in the Thorn family, including Susan McCandless, who spent endless hours with Bob and Rosalind during her childhood. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the BC Cancer Centre for the North, or a charity of your choice.

A Celebration of Life will be held at The Ramada Hotel, 444 George Street, Prince George, BC on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 2:00 - 5:00 PM.


26 October

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Rosalind Mary Thorn

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Todd Corrigall

October 13, 2019

Roz was a tremendous woman and tireless proponent of this City and region she loved so much.

She was so welcoming and warm every time I saw her. The level of comfort she brought was nothing short of spectacular and a true testament to the person she was.

We will all miss you greatly, Roz.

Rest easy.

Todd and Melanie Corrigall

Lorne Schell

October 11, 2019

We are shocked by the passing of such a great lady, we have spent
many hours with Roz and Bob during her time in the construction industry . She will be truly missed by everyone .
Our condolence to the family
Patricia & Lorne Schell

Linda & Gary Whitely

October 11, 2019

We were so shocked and saddened by the news of Roz's passing! Such wonderful memories of her & Bob throughout the PG Construction years and events. What a loss to the PG community, she was one amazing lady that gave so much. Sincere condolences to everyone from Gary & Linda Whitely.💕

Barbara and David Hesse

October 10, 2019

Roz was first, and foremost, a lady. A lady with great strength of character, an unmatched work ethic and a natural leader.

She was respected throughout the construction industry for her tireless efforts to ensure fair play in the bidding process, providing ongoing education in safety and leadership, and encouraging young people to enter the trades.

She gathered many friends throughout her lifes journey, none more beloved than her husband Bob. Roz had a wicked sense of humour, a love of good food and fine wine that she enjoyed most when shared amongst friends.

And her garden! One could write chapter and verse about her love of gardening.

I had the privilege of working with Roz for many years and she remained a friend during the years since.

She is gone too soon and has left the world is better place for her being there.

Sharon & Dan Lawyer

October 10, 2019

We were heartbroken to hear of Roz's passing. She was a cherished friend for many years and we shall really miss her. Our condolences to all who knew her and loved her. She was indeed a great lady.