Rosalee Gledhill passed away Sunday, July 25, 2021, at Celtic Court, Sydney.
Born in Liscomb, NS, she was the daughter of the late Ellsworth and Ada (Mailman) Mailman.
Rosalee is survived by her husband of 52 years, Harry; son, Jeffery Mailman (Babylin), Main-a Dieu; son, Harry Gledhill, Alberta, his children, Samantha, Newfoundland, Abby, Avery and Arron, Louisbourg and great-grandson, Noah-Mitchell, Newfoundland; daughter, Geneva Dicks, Sydney and her son, Gabriel, with whom Rosie had a very special bond. She is also survived by her sisters, Gertie (the late Walter) Moore, Ivy (the late Jim) Wadden, Louise (the late Melvin) Baggs, Martha (Eric) Timmons, Dorothy (Don) Hemsley and Ruth (Terry) Butts; brothers, Wilfred (Marilyn) Mailman and Lawrence (Alice) Mailman; sisters-in-law, Edna Mailman, Marilyn Mailman and Cathy Mailman; many cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family; and extra special, long-time neighbour, Sherrie Campbell (Jonathan Burke) and children, Catalone and Ellen (Dominic) Clarke and children, Sydney, who she thought of as her daughters.
Rosalee was predeceased by her sisters, Hilda (Gerald) Rudolph, Margaret Ruth, Hilda’s twin (in infancy), Lucy Genieva (in infancy) and Sheila (Daniel) MacMillan; and brothers, Harvey Mailman, Albert Mailman and Francis Mailman.
Rosie was a feisty lady full of life. She was born in Liscomb and then moved with her family to Main-a-Dieu in her early teens. In her later teens, Rosie moved to Ontario, where she met Harry, the love of her life. They traveled to British Columbia and back, deciding to live in the Cambridge area for a few years, where she made a special bond with her in-laws, Cathy, Marlene and families. She loved her in-laws in Ontario and very much enjoyed all their visits over the years. Rosie and Harry, wanting to bring up their children together with family in Cape Breton, moved back to Cape Breton in their mid-20’s, where they resided in Catalone for over 45 years.
Rosie loved her family and also considered her close friends family, as well. There was always room for one more at the table. Rosie not only loved to cook, she was incredible at it. Rosie loved to travel, especially in Canada. The favourite part of her working career was cooking at the camps in Alberta, as it combined her love of cooking and travel, along with allowing her to spend time with her family in the Eastern and Western parts of the country.
Rosie, we thank you for the love, delicious meals, adventures and many memories.
Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Thursday, July 29 from 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday, July 30 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Emily Duggan officiating.
Memorials may be made to a local food bank or to MacMillan Memorial United Church in Catalone.
Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Rosalee Mailman Gledhill 2021..
Death notice for the town of: Sydney, Province: Nova Scotia