Irlma Rose

Obituary of Irlma Belle Rose

Rose, Irlma Belle (nee Campbell)

August 17, 1927 – Leamington, Ontario to October 8, 2021 – Calgary, Alberta

On Friday, October 8, 2021, Irlma Rose of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully at the age of 94 years.

Irlma was born in Leamington, ON. She enjoyed a long teaching career at Queen Elizabeth School and involvement with the Balmoral Chapter I.O.D.E. After retiring in 1987, she had many adventures with her family in the west and eventually moved to Calgary in 2006. Her passions included playing bridge, collecting stamps, and cheering on the Toronto Blue Jays!

She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Linda Henderson (nee Rose) of Calgary, her grandson Sandy and wife Adele, and great-grandchildren, Blaire, West, and Brooke Henderson all of Medicine Hat, AB; her grandson Jamie Henderson and wife Emily Kenny of Winnipeg, MB; four generations of nieces and nephews, and many dear family friends. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Jessie Campbell of Sarnia, ON, and Ann Rose of Barrie, ON.

Irlma was predeceased by her husband Harold Rose (2002), twin sons, John and Allan Rose (1954); and daughter Janet Rose (2012). She outlived her sister Norma Henderson and husband Lawrence, brother Mac Campbell and wife Bernice, brother Leon Campbell, sisters-in-law, Flora Grubb and husband Jimmy, Vera Begley and husband Cecil, Muriel Peterson and husband George; and brother-in-law Robert (Bob) Rose.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Interment to be held at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Irlma’s obituary at

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice.