It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to a loving Wife, Mom, and Nan.  Rose Esther Boldt passed away peacefully at home with her husband by her side. She was in her 91st year.  Rose is survived by her husband Douglas and their children Scott Boldt (wife Marcia) and Tracey Bannerman (husband Todd), and grandchildren Kaitlyn, and Cody Bannerman.

Rose was the sister of Sam, John, Gordon, Doreen (Wetherill) and Jane (Sul).  All deceased.  Rose will also be missed and remembered by Gerald Piché, known as “Uncle Nip”, who was like a brother to her.

Rose was born in St. Rose, Manitoba to Samuel and Mary Glover of Norgate, Manitoba where she was raised on a farm.   When she was 18 years old, she came to Barrie, ON to be with her older brother who was working on the 400 highway.  She worked at Robinsons Hardware on Dunlop Street where she met her husband, Doug.  They had a wonderful 60 years married.  They had a house built on Lay Street and this is where they raised a family.  Rose also worked at General Electric and Tambrands.

Rose was a homemaker while raising their children.  She enjoyed spending quality time with family, going for walks in the bush with their dogs "Ben and Brody", shopping, taking long afternoon drives where she would hope this would lead to going out for supper!  She also loved to dance, Country and Western music was her favourite.  She belonged to a rug hooking group and took an interest in quilting and knitting.  Rose was very particular and took pride in having her house clean and everything had to be "put back into place".

Rose enjoyed her drives with Doug to see her family in Manitoba most summers.

Rose was full of life and always had time for everyone.  When her grandchildren came along, she spent as much time as she could with them, as they brought her a lot of laughs and joy.

She will be missed dearly.

Visitation will take place at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 30 Worsley St., Barrie on Friday, December 8, 2023 from 11 am until the time of service in the Chapel at 12 noon.   Reception to follow.  In lieu of flowers we would appreciate donations in Rose's memory to be made to The Lung Health Foundation.

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3 Condolences
  • Jim and Gayle Lang
    Posted on: Friday, December 1, 2023 Reply

    Dear Doug, Tracey and Scott – please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Rose – she will be greatly missed! As former neighbors, we know how hard Rose worked and how much pride she took in keeping her home spotless! We also know how proud Rose was of her beloved family!
    Doug, we hope you will continue to take little drives and that you will stop in for a visit! Warm regards, Jim and Gayle

  • Mary Lou Justason
    Posted on: Saturday, December 2, 2023 Reply

    To the family of Rose:

    I am one of Rose’s rug hooking friends from many years ago. We enjoyed our time together with the Huronia Branch of the Ontario Rug Hooking Guild. We are still getting together more than 50 years later.

    Mary Lou Justason

  • Grant Wetherill
    Posted on: Thursday, December 7, 2023 Reply

    Uncle Doug, Scott and Tracey
    Please accept our sincere condolences at this time. Aunt Rose was always good to me and my brother Dave and had our best interests at heart. It has been a long time since I last saw her….I will miss her just the same…hope she says to Mom for me as I miss her dearly too.
    Take care

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