Rose Catherine (MacLean) Gordon, age 100 of Mill Brook, Pictou Co., passed away peacefully on July 12, 2020 at Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow.
Rose was born on August 16, 1919 in Tanner Hill, Pictou County to Ira and Agnes (MacLean) MacLean.
Rose graduated from Provincial Normal College in 1938 and taught school in Lime Rock in 1939 and Gairloch 1940-41, where she met her husband Howard Gordon, and was married June 26, 1941.
Together they lived in Mill Brook and raised six children, Donald (Linda) Mill Brook, Kathy Rose (Barry) Chance Harbour, Ross (Lois) Abbotsford, BC, Bill (Diane) Rocklin, Joanne Keating (Jerry) New Glasgow, and Carol Alderson (Glynn) Alma, 14 grand children and 15 great grandchildren (soon to be 16).
Rose was a member of Middle River Presbyterian Church, Birch Hill AMS, Crystal Fountain Rebekah Lodge #11, Westville and Mill Brook Community Club.
Rose loved playing cards, dancing and listening to old time music. She wrote in a journal almost every day of her life. Rose reflected on weather, happenings in the community, but mostly on her family. She loved shopping with her family and going out for lunch. Rose spent her last years in East River Manor, where she made many friends. She never forgot a birthday, anniversary or graduation, and she was proud of all her family’s accomplishments. Rose loved celebrating her birthdays, especially last year her 100th birthday, when all her family came home. This was a special highlight
Rose was predeceased by her parents, husband Howard, brother John, two siblings in infancy Lloyd and Christine, and grandson Patrick..
The family would like to thank the staff at Glen Haven Manor for their compassionate care to Rose. We will never forget your kindness.
A public service will take place on Friday at 2 o’clock at Millbrook Cemetery (please bring lawn chair if possible). Donations may be made to Middle River Presbyterian Church or Mill Brook Cemetery.
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