Rosemary Jane Service

Rosemary Jane Service

August 5, 1940 – July 20, 2018
Rosemary Jane Service passed away on July 20, 2018 in Trail, BC with her daughter and granddaughter by her side.  

She is survived by her husband Bernie, daughter Kristi (John) MacGillivray, son Steve (Tik) Service, grandchildren Tamerra (Kevin) Geldrich and Sean (Amanda) Loughlin, and great-granddaughter Lily.  Rosemary was predeceased by her parents, Jack & Mary Speirs, brother Gordon and nephew Gary.  

Rosemary was born on August 5, 1940 in Goldfields, Saskatchewan, moving to Rossland when she was a child. She and Bernie travelled quite a bit with his work, finally settling and retiring in White Rock, BC.  They returned to the Kootenays to be closer to family.   

A gathering of family and close friends will be held later on this year to celebrate her life. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.

Mum, we will miss your quick wit and dry sense of humour, your amazing sewing talents and homemade bread. Rest in peace.  

As an expression of sympathy, donations in Rosemary’s name may be made to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation (Emergency Room Campaign), at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC, V1R 4M1 or online at

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