Alice Ruth LA ROSE

went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 7, 2008 at the age of 96. Survived by her daughter Eileen (Claude) Newsham of Innisfail, AB, two sons, Don La Rose of Vancouver and Neil (Myrtle) La Rose of Kelowna, BC, 13 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren, two sisters Laura Dibb of Calgary, AB, Mildred Olsen of Scarborough, ON, and numerous nieces and nephews. Sadly predeceased by her loving husband Joseph Louis La Rose, son Irvin, mother & father, brothers Cecil (Doris) Gale, Martin (Florence) Gale, Joseph (Audrey) Gale, sisters Crystal Gale, Gladys Campbell (Kenneth), Sarah Iversen (Harold), Blanche Boyce (Bernard), brothers in law James Dibb and Roy Olsen. Married in October 1933 and lived in Stettler, AB, until moving to Calgary in 1951, retired to Kelowna in 1974 where she lived until her passing. Memorial service will be held on Friday, January 16, 2009 at 2:00 pm at the Church of the Nazarene, 1305 Hwy 33 W., Kelowna with Reverend Geoff DeJager officiating. Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Nazarene Missions Kelowna church. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com , 250-860-7077.