Rosemarie Ogilvie

Rosemarie Ogilvie

Rosemarie Ogilvie (nee Wolfrum)

January 12, 1923 ~ April 26, 2017

Rosemarie Ogilvie (nee Wolfrum) of Wynndel, B.C. passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on April 26, 2017 at Crest View Care Village at the age of 94 years.

Rosemarie was born in Helingingen, Germany on January 12, 1923, immigrating to Canada in 1930. She received her schooling in Wynndel and Creston. On March 29, 1952 she married the love of her life Bud Ogilvie. They established their home on Cory Road while both actively working on their family farm and at the Packing Shed; growing strawberries, potatoes, and various crops while raising their family. Daughter Sherry was born in 1953, and making their family complete, son Gordon was born in 1956.

Rosemarie’s pride and joy amongst her family was her flower garden. She reveled in the entire process from starting all the plants to watching them bloom into life – a beautiful sight to see, of which she won many gardening awards. Company would visit just to see and would remember it even until today. Rosemarie had a tender touch to all of Earth’s living creatures and ensured one stepped lightly in nature. She had love for all living things big and small and would often be seen feeding strays, tending to wounded wildlife, and teaching these lessons to those around her. She enjoyed her and Bud’s Sundays off, driving up the mountain, making the loop or going for a walk. Having a great love of travel, some of the places they visited included Australia, New Zealand, Germany, many trips to Hawaii, and Disneyland. She did this with her family members. Rosemarie loved to cook and bake. She always had a beautiful table set for company whether for a meal or just coffee or tea.

Rosemarie was predeceased by her husband Gordon (Bud) Ogilvie and daughter Sherry Thompson.

She is survived and forever remembered and loved by her son Gordon (Barb) Ogilvie of Wynndel; son-in-law Timothy (Carol) Thompson of Wynndel; granddaughters Tasha (Mark) Vlachos of Wynndel and Ceanna (Jennifer) Ogilvie of Vancouver; great-grandson Hayden Ogilvie; brother-in-law Russell Tompkins of Wynndel; nephew Murray (Ae) Tompkins of Wynndel and great nephew Kai Tompkins.

There will be no service by request.

Friends and family wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to Creston Valley Hospital Equipment Fund “Physio Department”, Bag 3000, Creston, BC V0B 1G0.

Thank you to Dr. Weaver and staff at Crest View Care Village for their excellent care and support.


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