Rosemary (nee Ilott) PODWYSOCKI

Podwysocki, Rosemary (nee Ilott)

May 13, 1935 – January 11, 2016

Rosemary passed away

peacefully at her home in

Victoria surrounded by family.

She is predeceased by her parents Ida and Edward Ilott, brother Jimmy and sister Glenna.  She will be dearly missed by her daughters Dellas, Susan and Roseanne; grandchildren Natasha, Daniel, Corey, Amanda, Jillian, Dakota, Nickalaus and great grandchildren Roman, Serenity, Bentley and Lincoln.  Rosemary will also be missed by her brother Edward Ilott. 

Rosemary was born and raised in Victoria, BC where she enjoyed singing and dancing often performing at McPhearson Playhouse. She was married at 18 and after the marriage ended she travelled with her two young daughters to Churchill, Manitoba to marry Harry Podwysocki. It was there that their daughter Roseanne was born. In 1969, she and Harry owned and operated Central Auto Court in Parksville, BC. Rosemary went back to college in her forties and then worked as a caregiver at Arrowsmith Lodge for 17 years. Rosemary loved working and caring for the elderly and before she became ill she acquired her clown certification to be able to entertain residents in her free time. Her clown name was Solei. She was a long-time member of TOPS in Parksville where she made many friends. 

Rosemary will be remembered for her love of singing, wonderful storytelling, good humor, gentle spirit and most of all her huge love for her family. 

A celebration of life will be held

at the family home on January 23, 2016 at 12 noon. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimers Society of BC

Sands Funeral Chapel | Arbor Memorial Inc.

317 Goldstream Avenue, Victoria BC CA, V9B 2W4


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