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Rose Mary Powers


Rose Mary Powers

The death of Rose Powers of Monarch Hall, Parkland Shannex, Riverview, NB formerly of Fredericton, NB, occurred at her residence on January 11, 2020, after having recently celebrated her 101st birthday. Born in Grand Falls, NB, on October 10, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Emile and Philomène (Godbout) Aubut and wife of the late Arthur Powers (2007).

Rose was a sweet gentle lady who loved to cross-country ski, cook and sew in her younger days and later on in life she enjoyed bridge, golf and taking walks. Her best times were spent with her favourite people - babies and children – and she cherished those times.  She was a wonderful homemaker and loving mother to daughter Pat Woodill (Ray) of Riverview, sons Roger (Jacqueline) of Grand Barachois and Rick (Kathy) of Fredericton. She will also be greatly missed by her grandchildren Chris (Margriet) Woodill of Norton, Sean Woodill (Meagan Paynter) of Riverview, Derrick Powers (Cliff Arnold) of Dartmouth, NS, Krista Powers (Patrick Walsh) of Dieppe, Shelley (Elliott) Little of Bettendorf, Iowa, Jason Powers of North Bay, ON, Steve (Rebecca) Powers of Charlottetown, PE and Lindsay Powers of Shelburne, NS, as well as her 19 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family and is survived by her sister-in-law Alvine (late Joseph) Aubut of Grand Falls, NB, as well as a number of nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by sisters, Yvonne (Ron) Hale, Mary (George) Schweizer and Lily (Danny) Gillis, brother Joseph, as well as half-brother Maurice and step-sisters Rita, Zeta and Bertha.

Special thanks for the patient and loving care given by the staff of Monarch Hall 1st floor.

Funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Parish, Hanwell Road, Fredericton, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2020 with Father Monte Peters presiding. A reception will follow in the parish basement.  For those who wish, donations in memory of Rose can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Southeast NB, Diabetes Canada (NB) or the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada. There will be no visitation and interment will be in the spring.
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Service Date
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Service Time
11:00 am
Service Location
Holy Family Catholic Church

Burial Date
In the Spring
Burial Location
Hermitage Catholic Cemetery

Requested Charity
Alzheimer’s Society, Diabetes Canada (NB) or the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada