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Rose Van De Kerckhove

July 16, 2023


Rose Van De Kerckhove

(née Baete)

Jan. 28, 1934 - July 16, 2023

Peacefully at the Foyer Notre Dame, with family by her side, on Sunday, July 16, 2023, Rose Van De Kerckhove passed away at the age of 89 years.

She will be forever be remembered by her children; Betty-Anne (Dennis) Van Damme, Fred (Dianne), Brian (Irene), Douglas (June) and Janice (Gerald) Plaisier; her grandchildren, Crystal (David), Jordyn, Darcy (Amber), Brandi, Vanessa (Jeremy), Amanda (Matt), Melissa (David), Samantha (Charlie), Janelle, Jevranne and George; her great-grandchildren, Melody, Dylan, Emma, Bailee, Cole, Lucas, Wells, Flynn, Arlo and Remy. She also leaves to mourn her sister, Marie-Ange Godard; her in-laws Annie Baete, Marguerite Baete, Oscar Van De Kerckhove and George (Doreen) Van De Kerckhove, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Rose is predeceased by her husband Lorne in 2004; her parents, Theophile and Maria Baete; her parents-in-law, Theophile and Marguerite Van De Kerckhove; her siblings and in-laws, Madeleine (Leon) Fifi, Marcel Baete, Joe Baete, Lucien (Laurette) Baete, Alice (Richard) Van De Kerckhove, Angele (Roger) Lebeau, Germaine (Marcel) Haegeman, Felix Godard,  Agnes Baete, Ceasar (Emelda) Van De Kerckhove and  Marie Van De Kerckhove.

Mom attended school at the convent in Bruxelles until the eighth grade. She attended Marvel Beauty school and got her hairdressing license and ran a Beauty Salon in Glenboro, until “Dad came along”, as she would always say. Rose and Lorne were married on October 28, 1953 and started their life on a farm near Somerset, where they lived until moving to town in 2001.

Mom was the original “recycler” and never threw anything away, she always found a use for something. Although she repurposed many things, she was not afraid of a good fire. It is possible this is where we all got our love of a good bon fire.  Mom had many other talents and hobbies, she took up quilting and made many “Log Cabin” Quilts, often gifted as wedding presents. She loved her large garden, reaping the benefits with her canning and beautiful flowers.

Rose was well known as a trickster, she loved a good joke and to play a good prank. She loved Halloween, more the tricks than the treating. She was very involved in her community and participated in community events. She was always up for a visit, her home was always open, just remember to call first.

The family would like to extend their most sincere thanks to the nurses and staff at the Foyer Notre Dame for the exceptional and compassionate care.

Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 28, 2023 at the Notre Dame de la Nativité Church in Somerset, Manitoba Memorial Service beginning at 10:30 a.m. followed by Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. with Father Marcel Carriere officiating.

The service will be available to view via Live Streaming. If you would like your name to appear in the guestbook please email your name to office@afh.ca

Memorial donations can be made to the Foyer Notre Dame (re: Activities) Box 190, Notre Dame de Lourdes, MB R0G 1M0 or Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba, 120 Donald Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

Adam’s Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements.  Phone 204-248-2201.  To view the service details and leave condolences, please visit www.afh.ca

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Memorial Service
July 28, 2023

10:30 AM
Somerset Roman Catholic Church
402 Lachance Street
Somerset, MB R0G 2L0

Funeral Mass
July 28, 2023

11:00 AM
Somerset Roman Catholic Church
402 Lachance Street
Somerset, MB R0G 2L0


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