Rosalie Trombley

Obituary of Rosalie Trombley

Rosalie Trombley “The girl with the golden ear”

Legendary Music Director of the BIG 8 -CKLW

Rosalie Helen Trombley (nee Gillan)

Rosalie passed in the early morning hours of November 23, 2021 in Leamington ON, the town of her birth, the place where she grew into adulthood and where she had been residing for the past 6 years in the loving care of The Sun Parlor Long Term Care Home.

Rosalie was mother to Tim (wife Renee), son Todd and daughter Diane (husband David Lauzon). She was grandmother to Robert Lauzon.

Rosalie was the first child of Shell and Katherine Gillan and big sister to Judy (John Gieswein), Carl (Reta), and Linda (Mario Avellino), all of whom predeceased.

She will be remembered by a tight group of longtime friends, by her former co-workers at the Big-8 and a long list of people from the record and radio industries.

Rosalie loved every one of her dachshund dogs; a long and loyal line from Fritz through to Sadie.

Her children wish to thank the entire care team of 2E at Sun Parlor for the great care you gave our mom - you folks loved Rosalie and she loved you right back.

A private memorial service has taken place. A public remembrance event: to give all her fans and those of the BIG 8, is being planned for a future date.

Arrangements entrusted to The Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, 519-326-2631. In memory of Rosalie, memorial donations may be made by cheque to The Sun Parlor Long Term Care Home. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared at