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Obituary - Rose Pudwell

Rose Pudwell

1930 - 2020

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Pudwell(2020)

With heavy hearts, the family of Mrs. Rose Pudwell, beloved wife of Mr. James Frederick Pudwell, announce her passing at Masterpiece Southlands in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, on their 69th wedding anniversary. They were married in Calgary, AB., on May 12, 1951. Rose was born and raised on the farm near Fox Valley, SK., and was a devoted mother and homemaker to their seven children. Rose took pride in her home and was very meticulous and neat, so much so you probably could eat off her kitchen floor. As she would always say, “Don’t do a half ass job!” Rose loved to read, especially Danielle Steel novels. She also enjoyed camping having built a cabin on Lake Newell with long time friends Frank and Rose Lanz. Rose and Jim belonged to many clubs and enjoyed dancing every chance they got. They loved to travel whether it was trips Jim won to Paris, Hawaii and a Caribbean cruise or going to Mexico in their motorhome. Rose’s greatest achievements were raising and loving her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The last few years Rose spent at Masterpiece Southlands. There, she created a second family with all of the staff whom she held dearly in her heart. Rose’s memory will be lovingly treasured in the hearts of her family: husband, James; children, Alexis (Don) Anderson, Adrienne (Randy) Fischer, Prudence (Ken) Chambers, Orr (Donna) Pudwell, Clyde (Mata) Pudwell, Gaye (Garth) Russill and Deye (Len Dirk; grandchildren, Jeffrey, Kyle, Stuart, Alissa, James, Joel, Jenny, Alex, Abby, Nicole, Kelli, Braydon, January, Jeffrey, Kristyn, Tara and Clint; 17 great-grandchildren; siblings, Eva Ehrman, Betty Noack, Harry Immel, Marg Eslinger, Marlene Sadlemyer as well as good and longtime friends, Frank and Rose Lanz. Rose was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Katherine Immel; brother-in-law, Don Ehrman; nephew, Brent Ehrman and son-in-law, Kelly Benson. A private family celebration of Rose’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, with grandson, Kyle Jacober officiating.  Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Rose’s name may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 119 - 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB., T2N 1Z6 or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 - 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB., T2H 0G5.


  1. Mary Rose:
    May 14, 2020 at 11:39 PM

    My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
    Mary Rose and family

  2. Betty Noack:
    May 15, 2020 at 09:37 AM

    Rose ,you were the best sister that anyone could have. You opened up your home and heart to me and others all the time. You always understood and had kind words.
    You loved everyone and showed it. We will miss you so much. But I know you are in a better world in heaven. R.i. P. Rose. Love you .

  3. Lorraine & Larry Lozo Pat & Glen Rogge:
    May 15, 2020 at 01:05 PM

    We are so sorry for your the loss of your wife, mother grandmother and great grandmother. The four of us are still living across the street from mom and dad's house on sixteenth street N.E. We still have fond memories of the good old days and having such warm and wonderful neighbors, when it was thirty below Jim would march over and change a thermal couple for us. A lot of changes to the old neighbor hood but the memories will always be there for all of us. Again our condoleences.

  4. Paul and Betty Noack:
    May 16, 2020 at 09:57 AM

    Our deepest condolences to Jim and the family. Rose will be missed. by all. Thank you all for been such a loving and caring family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all . Love you. Betty & Paul.

  5. Richard kipta:
    May 16, 2020 at 10:56 AM

    Thought, prayers and condolences to Jim and your family.

  6. Val and Harold Leitch:
    May 17, 2020 at 09:34 AM

    Gaye and Deye and all the your Pudwell family,
    We were so sorry to hear that Aunt Rose had passed away. We send our prayers and condolences as you celebrate the life which would have had so many interesting stories over her lifetime - especially with all her children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. What a lucky family you were to have her. Sending love and sympathy to all of you. Harold and Val

  7. Jean & Ray Bernard:
    May 17, 2020 at 12:45 PM

    Our sincere condolences for your loss.

  8. Julia Seguin (Ferre):
    May 17, 2020 at 01:06 PM

    Our deepest condolences to your family. What a beautiful tribute to your mom’s full life. Carry on her traditions and celebrate the memories she gave you for the rest of your life. ❤️

  9. Heather Koch:
    May 17, 2020 at 10:40 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. Hold tight to the beautiful memories you made with Rose.

  10. Dorothy Barton:
    May 18, 2020 at 02:39 PM

    I am so sorry on the loss of your Mother, she was a lovely lady, I lived above them on Washington Way, we use to kid one another as our birthdays were the same day. May she rest in peacr and God Bless, Dorothy

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