Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre

14831 28Th Ave, Surrey, BC


Rose Jennine Canzian

October 17, 1939September 10, 2019

“Rose Jennine Canzian (neé Bruno) of North Delta passed away peacefully with her family by her side on September 10, 2019, in Surrey following a courageous battle with bone cancer. Rose was born in Carolei, a small town in Calabria, Italy, on October 17, 1939, to parents Mario and Ida Bruno, also from Calabria. As a teenager, she emigrated to Canada with her family.

Rose is survived by her sisters Maria, Lia (Ada), and Gina; her brother, Marcello, and her daughter Lori. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, and brother, Frank. She also leaves behind nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, aunts and cousins, as well as countless friends around the world. She will be forever remembered for her boundless energy, loving-kindness, and relentless optimism.

In recent years, Rose enjoyed spending time at the Kennedy Seniors Recreation Center in Surrey, where she made a number of close friends. She devoted much time and attention to painting, creating works of art that adorned her home and those of her friends and family. She also was an avid traveller, with Italy and Hawaii being two of her favourite destinations.

A funeral and prayer service will be held at Victory Memorial Park (14831 28th Ave, Surrey) at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 19, with entombment to follow at Gardens of Gethsemani (15694 32 Ave Surrey). In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Rose’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society.”


  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • Reception Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, September 19, 2019


Rose Jennine Canzian

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Darlene Dort

September 18, 2019

Occasionally we meet really special people in our lives who, for whatever reason, touch our hearts and souls. Rose was one of those people who seemed to reach through and grab not just my heart, but the hearts of everyone in my office. Her optimism and energy seemed boundless. I will miss her visits, greatly, but I am happy to be able to enjoy one of her many paintings, as it sits in my office.