JENS HUBERT (Ross) ROSTAD

A wonderful man who lived life to the fullest with devotion and determination to make a difference in the many lives that he touched. Jens Hubert (Ross) Rostad passed away peacefully on THursday, February 14th, 2008 at Kelowna General Hospital in his 81st year. Loving husband of 61 years of Phyllis. Cherished father of Dallas (wife Paulette) of New Liskeard, ON and Bonnie (husband Toly Korolow) of Kelowna. Beloved grandfather of Tobias Korolow of Exshaw, AB and Tanya Korolow (fiance Justin Fitzpatrick) of St. Catherines, On. Predecased by brother Victor Rostad and sister Viola Drover. Jens (Ross) was born in WInnipegosis, Manitoba, moving to Medstead, Saskatchewan as a young boy. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces during which time he met his future bride. Following their marriage, they lived for a short time in Cadomin, AB, and then settled in Levack, ON where he worked in the mining industry until his retirement in 1983. He was a dedicated member of the community, serving on the local high school board, board of directors for the local Credit Union as well as being actively involved as Superintendent of Sunday School, Clerk of Session and lay-minister for the United Church of Canada. Following his retirement, he and Phyllis moved to Kelowna in 1985. He continued his activies with preaching and involvement within the church and community. He enjoyed woodworking, golf, billiard, bowling, and social time with his dear frinds. His greatest joy, however were the special times he spent with his family. He will be dearly missed by everyone who was touched by his generosity and infectious personality. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff in ER and 4A at Kelowna General Hospital for their comforting care. A very special thank you to the many doctors who have cared for him over the last several years, especially Dr. Tom Taylor.

God saw you getting tired

When a cure was not to be

So he closed his arms around you

And whispered “Come to me”

In tears we saw you sinking

We Watched you fade away,

Our hearts were truly broken,

You fought so hard to stay,

But when we saw you sleeping

Peacefully and free from pain,

We could not wish you back

To suffer that again.

Visitation will be held at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, on Monday, February 18th from 7pm-9pm. Funeral service at St.Pauls United Church on Lakeshore Avenue Tuesday, February 19th at 2:00pm with Rev. Albert Baldeo officiating. Internment will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Society of BC, 600-890 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 1J9 or the BC Lung Association, P.O Box 34009, Postal Station D, Vancouver, BC, V6J 4M2 or St. Paul’s United, 3131 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC, V1W 3S9. A gift of living memory of Ross will be made to “Holding Hands for Hospice” by Springfield Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com 250-860-7077.