It is with very saddened hearts that the family of Mrs. Rose Amanda (nee Zimmerman) Gray, 89 years, of Muenster, announces the peaceful passing on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at Humboldt District Hospital.
Rose was born on the family farm near St. Gregor to Adolf and Rosa (nee Muyres) Zimmerman on January 22, 1931. She received her education in the St. Gregor School. Mr. Murphy was her teacher and also taught her mother. After Rose’s education, she helped at home on the farm. She also helped as a domestic engineer for several families in the area. In September of 1948 Rose met Bob Gray and they were married on October 3, 1950 at the St. Gregor R.C. Church. Following the marriage, they lived on the Gray farm North East of Muenster. From this union they were blessed with three children. Unfortunately, Bob passed away prematurely on December 28, 1981. Rose continued to live on the farm until 1996, when she moved to Muenster. She continued to volunteer in the community. Rose’s faith was especially important to her and she was continually active in the C.W.L. and Christian Mothers. Her domestic talents came in very handy as she helped at funeral lunches and cooked at the Community Center for many weddings and social gatherings. There was a bit of a competitive side to Rose, she loved a good game of cards at the Muenster Seniors and a great game of bowling at the Humboldt Seniors Hall. Rose was blessed to go on many bus tours with her friends from Muenster and area to many different parts of the province. She was very artistic and belonged to the Ceramic Club and made many beautiful pieces that she shared with her family and friends. Rose spent hours meticulously manicuring her gardens especially her flower garden. On April 13, 2013 Rose moved to Wolverine Heights due to her failing health. Rose’s number one love was her family. She thoroughly enjoyed raising her family and being a part of all the family gatherings with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Rose’s quiet, gentle, loving personality will be forever remembered and sadly missed by her two children, three grandsons and seven great grandchildren: TOM (Colleen) Gray and family, Jeff (Kendra) Gray and children Taylor, Connor and Merryn, Michael (Paul) Gray-Hemsing and children Kiara and Marcus and Nathan (Tanis) Gray and children Tyson and Avery; SUZANNE (Don) Kaminski; brothers and sisters: Catherine Pratchler, George (Marian) Zimmerman, Leo (Irene) Zimmerman, Hermina (Ken) Sarauer, Philip (Margaret) Zimmerman and Joe (Gloria) Zimmerman; sisters-in-law Rosemarie Zimmerman and Margaret Zimmerman; numerous nieces and nephews. Rose was predeceased by her husband Bob Gray (1981); daughter Debbie Gray (1972); brothers: Frank Zimmerman and Jerome Zimmerman; brother-in-law Joe Pratchler; parents Adolf and Rosa Zimmerman.
A Public Viewing /Visitation was held on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass was held on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Peters R.C. Cathedral Muenster by invitation only, concelebrated by Fr. Demetrius Wasylyniuk OSB and by Fr. Daniel Muyres OSB. Interment followed at St. Peters R.C. Cemetery. Memorial donations in Rose’s memory may be directed to Canadian Diabetes Association or Kidney Foundation of Canada – SK Branch.
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Canadian Diabetes Association
104 - 2301 Avenue C North, Saskatoon SK S7L 5Z5
Kidney Foundation of Canada - SK Branch
1-2217 Hanselman Court, Saskatoon SK S7L 9Z9