Rosita Giselle Kavanagh

March 15, 1943 - August 19, 2020

Funeral Details:

Passed away peacefully on August 19, 2020 at home surrounded with love.  Rosita Giselle Kavanagh, born on March 15, 1943, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer.  Beloved and devoted wife to Peter Charles Kavanagh for 57 years.  Loving mother of Andrea (Chris) and Steven.  Cherished grandmother to Tyler (Lucy), Alyson (Michael), and Keith. She will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephew, cousins, extended family and friends.  Rosita loved her life and she loved her family even more.  She will remain in our hearts always.  A very special thank you to all her friends at Victoria Village Life Lease, Dr. Allison Ball, Rebecca Sirois NP, Dr. Van Walraven, all the Nurses and staff at RVH, Care Partners and St. Eliz for their care and compassion towards our family this past year.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Royal Victoria Regional Cancer Centre in Rosita's honour.  Remember, if you start with kindness, your heart will open up to love.  Online condolences may be made at

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3 Condolences
  • Kyra McMahon
    Posted on: Saturday, September 5, 2020 Reply

    My deepest sympathy to your family. Rosita was a shining soul who brought out the best in people. She was a true gem and will be deeply missed. xox

  • Claude Cox
    Posted on: Monday, September 7, 2020 Reply

    Dear Andrea, Tyler, Alyson, Keith, and Steve

    When I saw your mom and grandmother at GPH not so long ago, she was cheery and friendly as ever. Whenever I saw your parents, we always reminisced about your old neighbourhood, when our kids were little. You are remembered. Please accept our condolences on the occasion of your mom’s and grandmother’s departure. Her optimism and friendly spirit will stay with us.

    Claude and Elaine

  • Leanne Abram
    Posted on: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 Reply

    Andrea and Steven,
    I am deeply saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. Her positive and caring spirit drew people to her. I always loved running into your mom at the café where we enjoyed talking skating (past and present) and her favourite, her love for her family. I once told my husband that I wanted to be “just like Rosita when I got older”! She was a pretty cool, tech savvy grandma. Hope you find comfort in knowing she touched so many lives – mine included.
    Leanne (Smith) Abram

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