The Telegram (St. John's)

ROSE, Raymond Ward


Age 82, passed away peacefully at the Dr. Leonard A. Miller Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundla­nd on June 17, 2021, after an intense battle with cancer.

Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 58 years Cora Rose, his sisters Florence Hann and Meta Janes, devoted son Kevin Rose (Elizabeth), cherished grandson Alexander Rose. He leaves many other friends & relatives including nephews, Lewis

Hann, David Marsden, Gary Marsden, and Bryan Janes; nieces, Deanna Hann, Peggy Hann & Tracey

Parsons. Raymond is predecease­d by his parents, George and Harriet Rose, sister Mamie Marsden, and brother Roy Rose.

Raymond was born on Fox Island in Newfoundla­nd. He later met the love of his life, Cora, in Burgeo.

Raymond graduated from Memorial University before receiving a Masters Degree in Mathematic­s

from Columbia University in New York City. He had a successful career in education first as a teacher, then as a principal, and finally as a regional superinten­dent. Raymond served as a regent for Memorial University for several years. To his many friends and family, he was respected as a patient and gentle mentor.

Raymond had a passion for the outdoors. During his time teaching in Labrador, he enjoyed snowmobili­ng and hunting caribou. When visiting his hometown of Burgeo, he would never turn down the opportunit­y to get out in a boat or jig a codfish. He looked forward to moose season at Peter Strides with his sister Mamie & Norm Marsden & family.

Throughout his life, Raymond was an active community leader. He cared deeply about Newfoundla­nd’s future direction and participat­ed in politics at the local and provincial level. He was on the executive of the local CARP and also served as a lay Committee Member of the Disciplina­ry Panel of the Law Society of Newfoundla­nd and Labrador.

Raymond and Cora loved to travel and visited many exciting places together. They shared especially fond memories of their time in Florida, Hawaii, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

Raymond was a honourable man, kind and diplomatic to a fault. He was blessed with a warm, positive energy that drew people towards him. Even up until his time at the retirement centre, Raymond was sought out by others to assist with problemsol­ving because of his sensitive, balanced and considerat­e demeanour.

Most importantl­y, Raymond was a most dearly loved husband and father. He adored his grandson, Alexander, and cherished their time together. We will forever be grateful for having Raymond in our lives.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors, nurses and other health profession­als who contribute­d to Raymond’s care during his final days. We would like especially thank: Dr. Seal, Dr. Fardy, Dr. Coleman, and Dr. Ralph (CBS Clinic). The family would also like to thank his sister Meta for the extra support & care. He would like a special mention of his niece Peggy for her kindness, support & all the seafood chowder.

Family and friends may visit Carnell’s Funeral Home in St. John’s at the following times: Saturday, June 19th from 2-4 pm and Sunday, June 20th from 2-4 pm.

The funeral service will be officiated by Rev. Gail Coley Macdonald on Monday, June 21st at 2 pm from The Carnell Memorial Chapel. The funeral will be live-streamed for those who cannot attend; the link is available at To send a message of condolence please visit www.

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