Rose H. Nelson

Rose H. Nelson

ROSE HELEN (Balog) NELSON passed away peacefully on the morning of January 2, 2013 at the age of 91 at her home at Heartland Manor, Lacombe of natural causes, after struggling with dementia the past couple of years. Born in Hungary in 1921, Rosie came to Canada in 1928 at the age of 7 with her mother Irene and younger sister Mary to join with their father John Balog who had immigrated a year earlier. She spent all of her married life content to live on a farm in the Rainy Creek district before gradually moving into Westview Apartments in Bentley where she resided for 8 years before moving into Heartland Manor for her last 3.5 years. Family was the most important thing in her life. She didn’t care about fashion or travel or anything extravagant. She was always practical. Predeceased by her husband Ronald of 50 years, who passed away in 1991; and by an infant son in 1946; she leaves behind two sisters and one brother – Mary Nagy of Blackfalds, Emma Nelson of Bentley, and Albert Balog of St. Albert. Rose also leaves behind two children – June (Paul) Norvila of Bentley and John (Dianne) Nelson of Norglenwold, as well as four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren – Terry (Patricia) Norvila with Zose from Springbrook; Tammy (Ian) Christensen with Brayden, Garrett, and Cassandra from Regina; Erle (Christel) Norvila from Blackfalds; and Dallas Trudgeon with Brayden and Cheyenne from Fort Saskatchewan, and numerous other family and friends. Cremation by Alternatives Funeral Services. As per her request there was no funeral service, but a memorial service will follow at a later date. If family and friends desire, donations can be made in her name to HEARTLAND MANOR, Box 85, Site 5, R.R. 4, Lacombe, AB  T4L 2N4 or to WESTVIEW APARTMENTS, c/o Bentley Senior Citizen’s Housing Society, Box 870, Bentley, AB  T0C 0J0 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Always loving. Always caring. Always ready to help out.

Her work here is done. She can now rest in peace.


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