Austin, Mary Rosaline (née Martell)

Austin, Mary Rosaline (née Martell)

September 11th, 2019

Passed away peacefully with family by her side, in London, Ontario, on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, Mary Rosaline Austin of Ailsa Craig, at the age of 85. Rose was born to the late Peter Henry and Catharine Agnes Martell (née McGrath) on September 10, 1934 in Arichat, Nova Scotia. Rose was married to the late Gerald Blake Anthony Austin for 63 years. They were married in Halifax, Nova Scotia on February 19, 1955 in St. Mary’s Basilica. After raising her five children, Rose worked as a nurse in CraigHolme Nursing Home in Ailsa Craig. She is survived by her five children: Richard, Peter, James, John and Natalie; her ten grandchildren: Christopher, Michael, Andrew, Keri-Lynn, Mitchell, Danielle, Kaitlyn, Ashley, Chantelle, and Anthony; and her three great-grandchildren: Daphne, Abel, and Gannon. Rose was predeceased by her twin, Peter Henry Martell, and her sisters, Ethel and Lucille of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Her life was focused on faith, family and friends and service to others. Rose loved to cook and entertain her loved ones, especially on holidays and special occasions. She loved music of many genres, whether it was Elvis, Engelbert Humperdinck, Perry Como, Dean Martin or Down East jigs and reels. Rose’s special gift was imparting her strength, love and strong faith to others, especially her family. She had indefatigable spirit and inspired all who shared her life’s journey. Special expression of gratitude from all the family, to the London University Hospital Acute Stroke doctors and nurses, who exemplified the noblest qualities of medical professionalism and diligence, in caring for Rose Austin. A memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 1:30 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. Interment at Woodland Cemetery, followed by a Celebration of Life at HERMITAGE CLUB, 1040 Commissioners Road West, London from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada would be appreciated. 

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Don FordRick and Family; My Condolence's to your family.Even though I never met your mom,I know she will rest in peace,and dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.Words cannot express enough the sorrow your family must be feeling.
Dorothy Wessbecher Richard and Family : Sending my Sincere and Deepest Condolences for your loss of a beautifull lady who gave so much to others. I never knew the lady , but what I have read in the obituary and heard from her dear son Richard, she was always their for others and True to her Faith. It is never easy to accept the loss of a loved one, one can only remember all the good days God has given this beautiful lady to spent with her loved Family and Friends. May Mary Rosealine Austin Rest In Peace in Gods Beautiful Rose Garden.
Bonnie & Jerry RiffelNatalie and family ; Jerry and I were saddened to learn of your mother, Rose,s passing. We always enjoyed visiting with your parents when they came to the restaurant. They liked to get fish and chips to take home. Your mom would bring your kids in when they were out to her place. personally, I am so glad to have had a recent chat with you, your daughter and Mom by the store in Ailsa Craig. May you always treasure your fond memories of your Mom. Rest in peace, Rose.
Anne Forrest DavenportMy most sincere condolences, I feel your dad missed her enough to have she with him again. You’ve lost both parents in a short time, god help you through this big loss 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Emily AustinI would like to express my sincerest condolences to Richard,Peter,Jim,John,Natalie.and families. It is so sad that all of you have lost another parent in such a short time. Both parents are together and in the loving arms of Jesus. I will never forget your moms favorite saying after a conversation which was "God Willing" Gone but never forgotten. Rest in Peace Rosealine and may God be with each and every one of you. Emily
Judy DusickDan and I send our deepest condolences. I know your family will feel the loss for a long time, but hopefully, you'll find some comfort in the knowledge that your Mom and Dad are together again.
Joyce ArrandTo Rose's Family, I send my condolences to you all. I worked with Rose for many a year at Craigwiel Gardens NH. We had alot of fun working side by side and she taught me the ways of old in caring for the elderly. I loved her ways and will truly miss her humour and our chats when we would meet. She always will have a place in my heart. May the memories you hold dear to your heart assist you through this sorrowful time. May Rose rest in Peace with Gerald. Sending Love and Hugs Joyce & Family
Steven BradyWe were sorry to hear the news Rick, and family. Many Blessings and best wishes from the Radar Group.
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