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Rose Marie Brown
June 4, 1935 ~ January 21, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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It's with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rose Marie Catherine Brown (nee Meade) on Sunday, January 21st, at Arborstone Enhanced Care in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sibling, aunt and friend, Rose is predeceased by the love of her life - husband, Clyde Brown, parents Raymond and Catherine Meade, siblings Raymond Meade, Bob Meade, Barb Flemming and Deanna Billard. And is survived by her children, Kevin Brown (Bev) and Cathy Brown, siblings Jerry Meade and Michael Meade, grandchildren Stephanie Brown (Mark Jones), Cody Brown (Kelly Augustin), Sharlen Brown, Nicole Nasrallah (Rob), nine great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.
Rose, also known as Rosie, Ro, Rowie and Nan, was born on June 4th, 1935 in Halifax, Nova Scoita and was raised in Portuguese Cove, along with her siblings, where she later met her soul mate, Clyde Brown. They married on April 21st, 1956, and together they built a home and family, both of which they were extremely proud of. The love that Rose and Clyde shared was extraordinary. The mutual admiration, respect and loyalty was truly something to behold. Rose and Clyde still made each other smile and laugh, never missing an opportunity to show affection. It was clear to anyone in their presence that they were each other's best friends and greatest confidant. A true love that we were lucky to witness.
During her early years, Rose enjoyed careers at the Motor Vehicle Branch and Sears in Halifax. Rose was a dedicated mother and home-maker; a role she excelled in and was proud of. Selfless doesn't begin to describe the nature of who she was. What made her truly happy was caring for her family. Rose worked tirelessly to have the cleanest home any family member or guest has ever seen - curtains draping just so and surfaces sparkling clean, with her entire home lacking clutter. Rose's loved ones never missed an opportunity to playfully place things out of order - such as finger prints on the fridge by a her brother-in-law, Kenneth Brown (Faye), leaving those in her path with tongue wagging, but one that was filled with inner joy and outward laugher. No one enjoyed a mischievous effort, even at her own expense, more than Rosie.
In addition to her family and friends, Rose had a deep love for cooking and baking. Daily, she took pride in serving a hot meal to all who surrounded her, especially her beloved Clyde. Rose was known for her skill in the kitchen and many will say that there was nothing more delicious than a hot meal or baked good from Rosie. Each dish was made with love, and she was overjoyed at any opportunity to fill the bellies of anyone who entered their home.
The warmth and welcoming nature that Rose naturally exuded extended beyond immediate family. Her home was a safe space for many - a place where you could go to be fed or enjoy a cup of tea, a place for a warm hug, a shoulder to cry on, a listening ear and genuine understanding. The side door was always open for a visit,, and this was a well-known element of the community. It had a profound impact on the lives of those who were lucky enough to be a part of Rose and Clyde's lives. The love and guidance they had to give was limitless.
A gregarious and hilariously playful woman with a great sense of humour, Rose loved to see those around her having a good time. There was nothing quite like a room filled with joy and laugher to her. Often, those who met her said that she was a kind and approachable, yet funny woman who made them feel instantly at ease. In her downtime, Rose enjoyed trips to the Casino and a game or two of bingo, as well as visits with her fur-grandchildren.
Rose was a strong-willed and fiery spirt until the end, forever remaining optimistic. She concurred a stroke years earlier and fought many battles with illness over time, remaining steadfast until it was her time to leave this earth peacefully to be with her husband Clyde, finally and forever.
Our families would like to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Arborstone Enhanced Care, where Rose resided since 2019. We're grateful for the care she received by each and every one of you.
Rose's legacy will live on in all those who loved her. A celebration of life will be held in the spring at a later date to be announced by family.