Marion Gertrude (Fudge) Rose, wife of the late Albert S. Rose, passed away on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. She was a wonderful mother with a deep Christian faith and values. She was a role model to all who knew her of kindness, gentleness, sense of what is right is the only thing to do and attempted to help anyone in any way that she could her entire life.
Marion was a member of Edith Avenue Baptist Church and a devoted Choir member for over 40 years in the choirs of Blanche Flewelling, Isabelle Ryder and Don Flewelling. She had a beautiful high soprano melodic voice and loved traditional hymns, Christmas carols, Christmas cantatas as well as the varied repertoire of choir pieces that she enjoyed throughout the years, exemplifying her deep Christian faith and spiritual values.
Marion was a Sunday School teacher for many years who took a deep interest in making it an enjoyable learning experience for the children. She was also a member of a seniors committee at her church that made lunches and hosted an inter-faith seniors’ group that had monthly fellowship luncheons for a number of years. Marion was a “people person” and enjoyed social contact.
Marion was a devoted mother and best friend to her daughter, Mary Ellen, who will miss her immensely every day. The guidance, advice, beauty that Marion saw in nature, enjoyment of baking and everyday things and love for her daughter expressed every day in so many ways was one of the greatest blessings God gave to Mary Ellen. Marion was a role model to anyone who knew her and an avid traveller in younger days.
Marion was an avid gardener for decades and her beautiful flowers that she helped to plant at the age of almost 97 along her front walkway and in her planters are still blooming in her honor at this late date. She always had great gardening advice for her daughter who had the privilege of gardening with her in her later years. Marion was also an expert in sewing in younger years.
Arrangements are under the care of Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road (646-2424). Visitation will be held at Edith Avenue Baptist Church (20 Edith Avenue, Saint John, NB) on Monday, November 4, 2019 from 1 to 2pm with a funeral service to immediately follow. Interment will take place in Fernhill Cemetery. Donations in Marion’s memory made to the East Saint John or other food bank, to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or other charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.
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Donations may be made to:
Heart & Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick
580 Main Street, Suite B210, Saint John NB E2K 1J5
Saint John East Food Bank Inc.
648 Westmorland Road, Saint John, NB E2J 2H4, AL
August 25 1922 October 30 2019 (age 97)
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Marion Gertrude Fudge Rose August 25 1922 October 30 2019 (age 97)..
Décès pour la Ville: Saint-John, Province: Nouveau-Brunswick