ROSE, William ‘Willie’ Cecil, Sr.
It is with heavy hearts and deepest sorrow, the family of William Cecil Rose, 64,
announce his peaceful passing on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the Northside
General Hospital surrounded by his loving family. William was born in North
Sydney, February 18, 1954 to the late Maurice and Cecilia ‘Sis’ Rose.
Dad loved his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and wife Kathy with
every ounce of his being and was happiest when they all would gather. Dad loved
to camp, play darts and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch
Dad was the strongest and most courageous man and always put up a good fight
right until the very end of his painful battle with cancer. He will be missed by all
who knew him. He was a gentle soul who just wanted to see his family happy. He
loved his family dearly and has left a great void.
Dad will be forever and sadly missed by his loving wife, Kathy Rose (Ley) and his
beloved children, Margie (George), Nancy (Brian), Wendy (Shawn), Melissa, Junior
(Lisa), Kelsey (Greg) and Kayla (Jesse). He will also be missed by his grandchildren,
whom he adored so very much, Shaylynn, Shelbylynn, Jeremy, Hailey, Erin,
Austyn, Grace, Keke, Lucas, Ryan, Natalia, Isaac and Auley (Magoo) and his four
great-grandchildren, Logan, Penelope, Elliot and Jordan. He will also be missed by
his sister, Cecilia (Brian) and brothers, Joe (Pauline), Patti (Marjorie) and Tommy.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Jane Rose; sister,
Ann; brother, Bernie, and his precious granddaughter, Julia.
A celebration of Dad’s life will be held on Tuesday, July 31 at 3 p.m. in the S.W.
Chant and Son Funeral Home Chapel, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Rev. Sheldon
Chant to officiate.
Special thank you to his doctor, Dr. Kohlsmith, Palliative Care, Cancer Centre and
all the amazing nurses along the way.
Messages and memorials may be directed towww.chantfuneralhome.ca.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Chant's Funeral Home.
Donations in Dad's loving memory may be made to the C.B. Regional Palliative
Care Unit or the Cape Breton Cancer Centre.
Cape Breton Regional Hospital Palliative Care Fund
1482 George St, Sydney NS B1P 1P3
Cape Breton Regional Hospital Cancer Centre Patient Fund
1482 George St., Sydney NS B1P 1P3