March 27, 1934 ~ October 24, 2011
Rose Dobos passed away on October 24, 2011 in Creston, BC at the age of 77 years.
Rose was born on March 27, 1934 in Jelka, Czechsolvakia.
Rose arrived in Quebec, Canada in 1957 with her sister Agnes and brother-in-law Frank. Rose commenced working in the hotel industry. Opportunities were opening up in the west so she braved moving alone to Calgary, Alberta. She worked in the Holy Cross and General Hospital in Calgary. Rose met Steve, the love of her life, partner and friend and was married October 18, 1958. They had one daughter, Suzanne. In 1964 the family moved to the Columbia Valley, Windermere, BC where they owned and operated the White House Hotel. Rose worked in the bar for years and was respected by returning patrons and friends.
Rose and Steve were entrepreneurs; they built the bowling alley and gas station on the Windermere highway, which are still quite active today. Rose, Steve and Suzanne had a short time at the coast where they owned and operated the Westview Hotel in Powell River. However, they loved the Kootenays and returned home.
Retirement in 1997 gave Rose and Steve some well- deserved time together.
Rose will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her husband Steve; daughter Suzanne; grandchildren Natalya, Lorena, Jordan; great-granddaughter Peyton; sister Agnes (Frank); nephew Frank; niece Susan (Regan); brother Karoy (Magdi) and numerous nieces and nephews in Hungary and Europe.
A Funeral Mass was held November 2, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Holy Cross Catholic Church, with Father Gabriel celebrant.
Interment followed at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erickson, BC.