Rose McCormick, Glace Bay

Obituary of Rose McCormick, Glace Bay

ROSE (MADDEN) MCCORMICK The heart of our family fell silent on Sunday May 16th, 2021, as Mom completed her earthly journey. Rose was born on the 13th of October 1921, in Bridgeton, Scotland. She was the daughter of James Madden and Lacter Postlethwaite. Rose was the last surviving member of her immediate family. At the age of six, Rose emigrated from Scotland with her parents to their new home in Glace Bay. After working many jobs as a teenager, Rose joined the staff of Phalen’s Bakery at the age of 19. There she met the love of her life and husband of 75 years, Roy. Rose was a member of the St. Anne’s Society and contributed generously to all aspects of St. Anne’s parish life. Many of a certain age will have very fond memories of Rose’s years as cook at St. Anne’s Camp. Rose with her husband Roy were active community volunteers. Together they enjoyed a 31-year association with the Boy Scouts of Canada, serving both as leaders and trainers. They were also proud of their association with the Old Town Hall Museum. In 2002, they both received the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for a lifetime of community service and volunteer activities. Rose is survived by sons, Robert (Margaret), Brian (Sheila), Kerry (Kimberly) and daughter Delia (Darryl Axford). Also surviving are six grandchildren and six great grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, special friends, and family by choice. Besides her parents, Rose was predeceased by her husband Roy, brothers, William, John (Margie Brushett), James, Laurie (Ruth Butts) and her sister, Bridget (Les Murray) as well as an infant daughter, Rose Mary, grandson James Axford and great grandson Quinn Matheson McCormick. “What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” Helen Keller Due to COVID-19 restrictions and current lockdown regulations there will be a private family only, Rite of Christian remembrance and burial. This is not the sendoff we would have chosen for Mom, but she would approve. The service will be held in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel, Glace Bay with Fr. Duaine Devereaux presiding followed by interment in St. Anne’s Cemetery. On Line condolences to the family can be expressed at: