Rosetta Easson

Obituary of Rosetta Easson

<h1>Rosetta (Rose) Easson</h1> (nee Baulk) Died in her sleep, October 25, 2008, in her 94th year. Born in 1915 in Walkerton, Ontario to Joseph Baulk and Mary Schickler, she was raised in Stratford, and had made Kitchener her home in 1940, moving to Waterloo in 1958. Married for nearly 50 years to Duncan James Easson (Red) who predeceased her in 1988. Rose was cherished and will be forever missed by daughters Deborah Easson (Ken Munson) of Waterloo, Barbara Broijer (Ray) of Fonthill, Ontario and Joyce Bennett (Ray) of St. Mary’s, Ontario, grandchildren Craig (Brenda) Broijer, Krysten (David) MacLeod, Dawn (Matt) Certosimo, Denise (Paul) Drinkwalter, Dwight (Marylou) Bennett, and Darren Bennett, and 15 great-grandchildren. Rose will also be missed by her much-loved friends Kathleen Christie, Frances Harte and Elizabeth Oberle. Surviving are sisters-in-law Herta Baulk (Kitchener), Gertie Baulk (Stratford), Ruth Easson (Stratford) and brother-in-law Earl Easson (Stratford). Predeceased by her parents, brothers Clayton, Ivan, Clarence, Elmer, Walter, Lorne and one sister Viola (Vi) Hind. Rose was a talented chef, who worked her magic with food at the Waterloo Bowling Lanes where people lined up out the door to get a seat for her lunches. She oversaw the kitchens at Waterloo Lutheran University in the 50’s, and continued her career catering into her 80’s, serving up beautiful cakes, chicken pot pies and other delectable dishes. She was known for her hospitality and generosity. Rose was also generous with her time, volunteering for many associations including the Alzheimer’s Society in honour of her husband’s struggle with that disease, helped disabled children swim at the Y, twice gave transfusions to help save people’s lives and participated in many groups at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church where she was a faithful member for 68 years, serving communion to shut-ins into her late 80’s. Rose selflessly cared for Red when he developed Alzheimer’s disease, first in their home, and then taking the bus from Waterloo to Freeport Hospital daily to spend time with him until his passing. Rose was very active and loved sports, playing softball in to her 40’s and swing bowling with the church league, taking up duplicate bridge in her 70’s, following her husband’s death. There are many to thank, but particularly Dr. Linda Lee and her staff at the Center for Family Medicine who never once considered age a factor in their treatment and respect for Rose. At Rose’s request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service in honour of Rose’s life will be held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 825 King St. W., Kitchener, on Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 12 noon, the Rev. Liz Kuglin-Alyea officiating. Reception will follow in the Church Hall. A private family interment service will be held at Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. In Rose’s memory donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or St. Mary’s Hospital-Cardiac Care Unit and can be arranged through the Erb &amp; Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, or 519-745-8445.