Rosalie Kirlik

Rosalie Kirlik

September 4th, 1935 May 10th, 2020

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Obituary for Rosalie Kirlik (Vorreiter)

Rosalie “Rose” Kirlik of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late, Waldemar Kirlik, passed away on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10th, 2020 at the age of 84 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Marlene (Gord) Johnson and Eileen (Don) Becker of Medicine Hat, AB; grandchildren, Josh (Krista), Jay (Vanessa), Jennifer (Chris), and Matthew (Andrea); great-grandchildren, Ayla, Raylan, Arya and Rydar Johnson; brother-in-law, Otto Kraft; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Rose was predeceased by her husband, Waldemar on September 25, 2013; parents, Phillip and Helene Vorreiter; brother, Adolf; sisters, Annie and Erika in infancy; and nephew Arnold Vorreiter. Rose was born in Mytnica, Poland on September 4th, 1935. In 1939, during the war, the family moved to Kutno, Poland . Ten years later they emigrated to Gillenfeld, Germany. On May 6th, 1951 the family made their way to Canada. They settled in Leader, SK for a short time before making their home in Medicine Hat, AB. It was here that she met and then married, Waldemar Kirlik on September 22, 1956. Together they raised their two daughters and she built a good life for her family. Rose spent many years working at the Medicine Hat Steam Laundry, Woolworths and then finally, at Medicine Hat Greenhouses. Rose was an excellent cook, gardener, and baker. Many people still rave about her strawberry shortcake and turkey stuffing to this day. When she wasn’t working, she enjoyed spending time with her family; fishing with Waldemar and shopping and “doing lunch”, especially with her daughters and longtime, loyal friend, Marlene Sackman. She was devoted to her church, St. Peter Lutheran Church, until the day came that she could no longer attend. Rose’s greatest devotion was to her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly. For those lucky enough to have known her, she will always be remembered for being there with a smile, her great sense of humour, her readiness to lend a helping hand, for enjoying a good time with her friends and family, and for always stopping to say hello. A link in our family chain is missing, but our memories will always live on. Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma, Aunt Rosie, “Happy Rose” and Rose: Your kindness and loving ways will be missed and you will forever be loved by us all. A heartfelt thank you to Homecare and the staff at Meadow Ridge where she received her nickname “Happy Rose” and to everyone on the 2nd floor of the Good Samaritan’s. Lastly, a special thank you to the paramedics and the tireless and caring staff on 4 West of the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. Your compassion and kindness shown to Mom (Rose) in her final hours will never be forgotten by her family. A private graveside service was held at Hillside Cemetery on Thursday, May 14th, 2020 with Pastor Shane Hein officiating. Memorial gifts in Rose's memory may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church, 758 8 St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1M5 or to a Charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Rose Kirlik.

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  • Visitation

    May 13th, 2020 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel
    1 Dunmore Road SE
    Medicine Hat, AB
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    May 13th, 2020
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Interment

    Hillside Cemetery
    Gershaw Drive SW & 10 Avenue SW
    Medicine Hat, Alberta
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Shirley Eirich

Thinking of you through out these trying days on behalf of Dr Brent Rinaldi office I just wanted you all to know we extend our deepest condolences——-shirley
Comment | Posted at 04:12pm via Condolence

Randy Kraft

Marlene, Gord and Family; Eileen, Don and Family:
We are very sorry to hear of Rose's passing. I remember her as always being friendly and fun to be around. From the inset picture, I recall how similar her young picture looked compared to Annie, my Mom. What a pair of sisters they were! Sincere condolences to you and your families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Randy and Kerry Kraft and family.
Comment | Posted at 02:13pm via Condolence

Mel & Shirley Heine

Marlene, Gordon & family,
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother. May your many fond memories of her comfort you at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Your neighbours,
Mel & Shirley Heine
Comment | Posted at 09:36pm via Condolence

Pat Bouman

Marlene, Gord and Family,
Thinking of the Johnson Family as you reflect upon your Mother and Grandmother’s life with all your fond memories. We remember Rose and our chats, laughs and we especially enjoyed many opportunities to “discuss Tiger hockey games”. She “touched” us and we have happy memories.
Sending warm condolences to all.
Chuck, Pat Bouman and Family
Comment | Posted at 05:45pm via Condolence

Maureen Bender

Our sincere sympathy on the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. Your love and precious memories will be with you as you go forward in your lives. May you find peace knowing that she is no longer suffering and going home. Our best wishes to all of you. Maureen and Cyril Bender and family.
Comment | Posted at 12:10pm via Condolence

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