Rose Virginia Wurst

April 16, 1929 - May 30, 2023


Obituary For Rose Virginia Wurst

Rose Wurst, resident of Grande Prairie, AB, formerly of Peace River, AB, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at the Grande Prairie Care Centre, at the age of 94 years.

Rose was born on April 16, 1929, in Last lake, AB, to Olive and George Wearden. She and her husband homesteaded in the Peace River area after WWII, and raised 9 children. She worked at Horne and Pitfield Foods in Peace River for many years before retiring to BC. After several years they settled in Grande Prairie.

Rose was sassy and the “glue” of the family. She loved to travel, dance, sing, play card games, socialize, cooking, and gardening.

Rose will be sadly missed by her children: Dennis (Grace), Roberta, Donna (Joe), Judy (Al), Gerald (Victoria), Dorothy (Dale), Richard (Carmen), and Leonard; grandchildren: Jeanette, Kerry (Darren), Tammy, Roy (Wendy), David, AnneMarie, Hans, Jan, Heather (Mike), Jonathan, Stephanie (Chad), Jim (Kirby), Patricia (Chris), Micheal (Maggie), Teresa (Clinton), Micheal, Kristen, Shannon (Cody), Thomas, Rhea (Josh), Eric (Janyna), and Larissa; great-grandchildren: Noah (Emily) Keaton, Brady, Josh (Jessi), Cole (Megan), Abby, Thomas, Sam, Zoey, Julia, Sebastian, Maddison, Kenzie, Alica, Ally, Mathew, Brooke, Blake, Belle, Amanda, Tyler, Cody, Shelby, Nevada, Lilianna, Blaire, Harper, and Parker; great great-grandchildren: Kelton, Lyric, Macey, Gracie, Kayden, Chantelle, and Addison.

Rose was predeceased by her husband Bill; daughter Carol; parents Olive and George; brothers: Ted, Frank, Jack, Lawrence, Alfred, and Robert; as well as sisters Joyce, Eunice, Dorothy, and Doris.

A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, June 2, 2023, at 11:30am, at Glen Leslie Cemetery in Bezanson, AB.

Memorial Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.


2 Jun

Graveside Service

11:30 AM

Glen Leslie Cemetery Bezanson, AB Get Directions »
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  • July 03, 2023

    I know you all know how fortunate you were to have Rose for a mother and grandmother. She had such a big heart and was such a hard worker. My husband Ed worked with Rose for many years at Horne & Pitfield Foods. They had the best Social Club ever: retirement parties, Christmas parties, bar-b-ques, bowling. curling, and golfing. I have many fond memories of events we attended with this fine lady and her hubby Bill. Those were the good old days! Sending sincere sympathy Sharon Higginson

  • June 01, 2023

    Wurst family I am so sorry to hear of aunt Rose passing! She was such a wonderful woman and always so good to us when we were kids. Our sincere condolences to all the family! Love Audrey and Lyle Coverdale


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