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Obituary - Rosemarie Laidlaw

Rosemarie Laidlaw

1942 - 2019

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Laidlaw(2019)

Rosemarie Laidlaw of Medicine Hat passed away with her husband at her side on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at the age of 76 years. Along with her loving husband, Bryan, left to cherish Rosemarie’s memory are her children, Jeff (Sofia) and Duncan (Maria) and two special grandchildren, Callum and Mairi. Rosemarie is also survived by her sister, Bonnie (Jay) Martin; brother-in-law, Jim (Shirley) Laidlaw; sister-in-law, Patty Rowe; special cousin, Joyce (Frank) Teel as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins in Canada, the USA and Zambia. She was predeceased by her parents, Wesley and Rose Rowe and a brother, Jerry Rowe. Rosemarie was born in Medicine Hat on May 3, 1942. She was a true Taurus guided by the sun, the moon and the stars. A passionate golfer, Rosemarie had an albatross and hole-in-one on her golf resumé. She also golfed at the northernmost golf club in Alaska. Rosemarie was very creative and spent many hours pursuing her hobbies which included sewing, knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking and quilting. She had recently joined the Hat Rock and Lapidary Club and was pursuing a new interest in stone cutting and jewelry making. Although Willie Nelson’s music was her favorite, Rosemarie loved music of all kinds and especially enjoyed dancing. She spent many a day when she was alone having the best kitchen party ever. She was always active and stayed fit with her favorite exercise programs, chair yoga and Zumba. After retiring, Rosemarie caught the travel bug and took many trips to Asia, Australia, Europe and Central America. She especially loved to visit California and Scotland where her sons reside. Rosemarie was keen on family geneology and tried to incorporate her travel with her other interests. She fought a long battle with her health, but never let her struggle hold her back from doing what she wanted to the end. The family would like to thank the doctor’s at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital and St. Joseph’s Home for their kindness, care and their help to make Rosemarie’s last days comfortable. A Celebration of Rosemarie’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Rosemarie's name may be made directly to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre c/o Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, 666 - 5 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 4H6 or to St. Joseph's Home - Carmel Hospice, 156 - 3 Street N.E., Medicine Hat, AB., T1A 5M1.


  1. Bonnie Leis:
    Mar 09, 2019 at 12:05 PM

    So sorry to hear of Rosemarie’s passing Brian. She was such a loving person. We had lots of fun golfing and lunches together. She will be remembered in my heart forever.

  2. Arnold Hansen:
    Mar 09, 2019 at 01:28 PM

    Sincerest condolences on your loss, Brien and family,, she was a fun person to talk to.
    God Bless


  3. Ruth Letersky:
    Mar 09, 2019 at 02:08 PM

    Bryan I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Rosemarie was a wonderful person and will be missed. My sincere sympathy. Take care. - Ruth

  4. Clifford Dupuis:
    Mar 09, 2019 at 09:22 PM

    Sincere condolences Bryan on the passing of your wife, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. John Moldon:
    Mar 10, 2019 at 08:04 AM


    Ruth and I offer our deepest sympathies to you and you family. We remember Rosemarie fondly and will be thinking of you at this difficult time.

  6. Lionel Provost:
    Mar 10, 2019 at 11:36 AM

    Very sorry Bryan to read about the passing of Rosemarie. Our most sincere condolences and our prayers are with you and your family.

    Lionel & Jan Provost

  7. Eric & Connie Brevik:
    Mar 10, 2019 at 11:59 AM

    Brian & family
    So sorry to hear of Rosemarie's passing. She was a very special lady.
    Out thoughts are with you.

  8. Alex Markov:
    Mar 10, 2019 at 12:21 PM

    Bryan, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Rosemarie, my deepest condolences to you and your families. It was always a pleasure to chat with Rosemarie at company and DRES functions. I am glad to hear that she had many activities in retirement that allowed her to combine her love of family, travel, geneology, and golf, a life well lived.


  9. Richard Worden:
    Mar 10, 2019 at 12:43 PM

    Dear Bryan and family;
    Elaine joins me in expressing our sympathy on the passing of Rosemarie. Thank you for the beautiful obituary.

  10. Terry Egan:
    Mar 10, 2019 at 03:31 PM

    My condolence to you and your family. Thinking of you.

  11. Marvin Knodel:
    Mar 11, 2019 at 11:48 AM

    To Bryan and the Family,

    Please accept our most sincere condolences on the passing of Rosemarie. Marlene especially knew her well. We know that she will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.

    Marvun and Marlene Knodel

  12. Doreen Ludwar:
    Mar 11, 2019 at 11:57 AM

    Bryan and Family- So sorry to hear of Rosemarie's passing. Deepest sympathy to all of you.

  13. Ken Pirie:
    Mar 11, 2019 at 02:56 PM

    Bryan, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time, please accept our deepest condolences. Pirie family

  14. Marilyn and Willy Brees:
    Mar 11, 2019 at 03:12 PM

    We were so sorry to hear of Rosemarie's passing. She was such a nice lady and lots of fun. Marilyn really enjoyed here time with Rosemarie in the rock club.

  15. Fred Christie:
    Mar 12, 2019 at 10:14 AM

    Bryan and Family; I've just read Sharon's message that you have lost Rosemarie - after a great life together. Please accept my condolences - losing your life partner is a very difficult experience. Life suddenly seems so empty. However, I'm sure your family will provide the support you need. Fred

  16. Harold &Kathryn Exner:
    Mar 12, 2019 at 10:19 PM

    Bryan and family,

    What a beautiful picture of a beautiful lady. Always quick with a smile and a quick comment ( with a glint of mischief in her eye). Rosemary was a treasure. Our sincerest sympathies as you mourn the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother. She will be missed.

  17. Maureen & John Chin:
    Mar 13, 2019 at 12:23 PM

    Our condolences to you and your family. Maureen, John And Family

  18. Mark and Kathy Carry:
    Mar 14, 2019 at 11:15 AM

    Dear Bryan and family,

    So very sad to hear of Rosemarie's passing. It was always such a pleasure to see her smiling face and catch up when we would run into each other.

    Thinking of you,
    Mark and Kathy Carry

  19. John McFee and Krista Munroe:
    Mar 15, 2019 at 03:39 PM

    We are so sorry for your loss, Bryan. Our thoughts are with you at this troubling time.

  20. admin:
    Mar 15, 2019 at 08:19 PM

    Bryan and Family

    Valerie and I were indeed sad to note Rosemarie's passing. We always enjoyed visiting with her or meeting the two of you around the city.

    Think positively of the good times over the years because would want those memories to stay within your hearts.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Ken and Valerie

  21. Deb and Alan Deans:
    Mar 30, 2019 at 08:47 PM

    Our sincere sympathies to your family at this difficult time. With love,Deb and Alan.

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