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Obituary for Rosemarie Evelyn Purdy (Gates)

PURDY, Rosemarie Evelyn

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother on May 17th, 2023 with her family by her side. Predeceased by her husband, Richard John, sons: Richard Junior and Robert. Survived by her daughters: Lynne Lavelle (Andy), Louanne, Laura Boese (Phil). Loving grandmother of Richard and Jason Flowers, James, Chris Lavelle, Stephanie, Jessica and Catherine. Great-grandmother of Christopher, Odin, Landon and Dahlia. Beloved sister of Gladys Moses of (Nova Scotia), Roberta, Jim, Irene, Wayne, Linda and the late Don Gates. Aunt of many nieces and nephews. Mom belonged to the Ladies Barbershop Chorus for many years and was involved in many extracurricular activities. She also sang in the minstrel shows at the age of 16. It has been a long winding road on her journey to return home to the Lord on her son Richard's birthday. May she find peace and happiness on this special day being reunited with her sons. A very special thank you to Dr. Arvinte for your kindness and compassion. You are an angel also Dr. Jennifer Lee for your support and care. A special thank you to Sister Louise for all your love, support, prayers, dancing and singing with Mom. Thank you to all of the Palliative Care Team at Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital for all your care, compassion and dignity given to Mom. We will love you forever, like you for always as long as we're living our mother you will be. Till we meet again. In honouring Rosemarie’s wishes cremation has taken place. Inurnment will take place at Victoria Lawn Cemetery on Friday, May 26, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. Memorial donations to Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Considerate Cremation & Burial Services, 26 Nihan Drive, St. Catharines (between Lake Street & Scott Street), 289-362-1144. Online condolences may be made at