DECKER – Rosemary E., 73, of Brooklyn, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on Saturday, January 21, 2017.
Born in Beach Meadows, Queens County, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Elsie (Dexter) Fralic and the youngest of their 10 children.
Rosemary had a long working career starting at Al Sapps store, Campbell’s Jewelry, Able Cable, Liverpool Ladies Wear, Max Harding’s Mens’ Wear; and as a bookkeeper for various charities.
She was also instrumental in helping her husband Philip in their many business ventures including the Scotian Gift Shop, MacDonald’s Second Hand Store and Antique Store, and their rhododendron business.
Rosemary was an active and involved member of her community, she lent her many talents in a volunteer capacity with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, receiving special mention for her 25 years as an area captain. She also volunteered for the Canadian Cancer Society.
A wonderful hostess, Rosemary enjoyed entertaining company with delicious meals. She loved to collect dishes and welcomed any chance to use them.
Rosemary had many hobbies and interests that kept her busy. She was a member of the Queens County Historical Society and the Queens Garden Club, holding various positions with each. She could always be relied on upon to do whatever needed to be done. In 2015, Rosemary received the Outstanding Member Award from the Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs.
Rug hooking was a great passion and Rosemary was a member of the Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia and was very active with the local Liverpool group. Rosemary was also a member of the Thomas H. Raddall Library book club.
Rosemary utilized her love of history and genealogy and was a great asset to the Beach Meadows Cemetery and the organization of the Fralic/Frolig family reunion.
Above all Rosemary was dedicated to her family. She was a loving wife to her husband Philip for 46 years. Her pride and joy was her son Brad and she was very proud of his accomplishments and his family – wife Jennifer and daughters Sydney and Kelsey. In 2004 she was thrilled to reunite with her daughter Nancy and family – husband Greg and daughters Jessica and Kristina.
Rosemary adored her four granddaughters and took great pride in the lovely young women they have become. She was thrilled with their involvement in dance and music. Rosemary will be greatly missed by all the people she has touched throughout her life and her loss will be felt by the many organizations and groups that she was active with. Most especially, she will be greatly missed by her loving family.
She is survived by her daughter Nancy (Greg) Prendergast of Sydney, NS, her son Bradley (Jennifer) of Fort St. John, BC, her grandchildren Jessica Prendergast of Waterloo, ON, Christina Prendergast of Sydney, NS, Sydney Decker of Victoria, BC, Kelsey Decker of Fort St. John, BC. Her sister Hazel Mouzar of Brooklyn, her brothers Aubrey (Carol Ann) of Brooklyn and Murray (Shirley) of Clarence, NS.
She was predeceased by her husband Philip, her sisters Gloria Reinhardt, Edith Parnell, Beatrice Selig, Elizabeth Matheson, her brothers Clayton and Percy.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool where a funeral service will be held on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow. A private family burial will take place at a later time in Seaside Cemetery, Brooklyn. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Nova Scotia Heart Association. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Robert & Sally Fader
Hazel & family:
So sorry to read that Rose has passed away. Sending our thoughts & prayers to you all at this most difficult time.
Paul and Shirley Neals
We are sorry to hear of Rose’s passing. She was a grand, caring woman who loved to garden. Rest in peace Rose..
TO ROSE’S FAMILY SORRY TO HEAR THE NEWS ROSE WAS A WONDERFUL LADY INSIDE AND OUT.NOW SHE IS A PEACE RIP ROSE UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.
Ronnie and Barbara Burns
Sending our deepest sympathy to Rose’s family at this very difficult time. May her love for you, and your memories of her, help you through the coming days.
Leon & Norma Robertson
so sorry to hear of your sad news. Our condolences to all the family. We enjoyed Rose in The Garden club and talks over coffee at Tim Hortons.
Beverley & Betty-Jean Colp
Hazel & family we send our condolences to you and all Rose’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Fred and Wendy Wamboldt
Bradley and family
So sorry to hear of Rose’s passing. She was a good friend and each week she would call me or I would call her to see how each of us was doing. Worked with her in the Queens County Historical Society and on committees putting together floats for the Privateer Days Parade. My wife Wendy and her took exercise classes at the Amara Center and afterwards we would go to Tim Horton’s for coffee and to chat. We will surely miss her and her great laugh. She is free of the pain and suffering now. Our most sincere sympathy and condolences to the family ,God bless to you all.
Fred and Wendy
John & Peggy Whynot
We were so sorry to hear of Rose’s passing. We .are thinking of all of you, her family, with heartfelt sympathy, at this very sad time,
Lannie and Judy Francis
To Rose’s family, so sorry to hear of her passing. Thinking of you, Lannie and Judy.
Carolyn & George Parnell
Sending our sincere sympathy to the family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you Nancy and Brad at this tough time.
Bill and Donna Buckland
Doug & Sylvia Zwicker, Brian & Kim Mansfield
Sorry for your loss.Sending thoughts and prayers to you all.
Judy and Fred Carpenter
Brad, Jennifer and girls, we are so sorry to hear of Rose’s passing. She was so lovely and always welcomed us with open arms. May precious memories keep her ever close. You will be always welcome to visit us when you return to Nova Scotia. Much love and sincere condolences to you and the family, Fred, Judy and family
Peggy and Richard Hatt
To Rose’s Family
Please accept my heartfelt sympathies . I worked with Rose at Liverpool Ladies Wear and got to know what a fine person she was .Rose was always the same and always ready with a laugh .We had a great time . I considered her a good friend . She will be greatly missed by all who knew her .
To Rose’s family,
I am so sorry.I met Rose at rug hookers at the Super Store.She was such delight to know and was an important part of our group.We all miss her so much.
My prayers are for you.
Bradley and Family: We were so sorry to hear about Rosemary. She was such a dear lady with a big heart. I know that Mom (Marie) will be waiting for her in heaven with a glass or two and a warm embrace. As well as other family members and friends that have passed on before her. Always in our memories and our hearts. xo
Charlene and Carl Graham
Dear Nancy and family. … we send out our deepest condolences to you on the loss of your Mom. May your wonderful memories give you comfort in the days and weeks ahead. God bless you all.
Clark and Sandra Hebb
To the family of Rose Decker , so sorry for your loss , our thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow.
I am saddened to hear about Rose, I enjoyed my visits with her.
To the family of Rose ,I send my sincere condolences,Both Rose and Phillip I valued as good friends .
Loved the time I worked with both ,.Rose was so kind and cheerful.,always a laugh ..RIP MY FRIEND .
Hazel & family; thinking of you with your recent losses of both Walter & your sister. I hope & pray for strength & guidance for you as you grieve. Hope you find some comfort in cherished memories of your loved ones. Take good care!
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
To Rose’s Family. We are so sorry for your loss.
She was such a aweet friendly lady.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Another lovely lady will join the other angels– a place she deserves. Condolences to the family.
Bradley and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Rose’s passing. I worked for Rose way back when she and Phillip owned the gift shop in Brooklyn back in my high school days. Bradley was just a baby. I tried to visit her each time I came from out west to visit my family. This summer, I talked with her on the phone as she was not up for a visit. Her pride and joy were her children and grandchildren. I will miss her laugh and beautiful smile. She was a great lady. So sorry for your loss, she will be missed but fondly remembered. God Bless you all.
Brad & Family,
Sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in my thoughts in the days to come…
So sorry for your loss. My sincere sympathy to the family.
Merv Bernadette Hartlen
Sorry to hear of Rose’s passing. She always had a big smile
for everyone. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Shocked and saddened to hear of Rosemary’s passing. Will certainly miss our morning visits and listening to her stories of Brooklyn. Such a wonderful, kind woman. Sending my heartfelt condolences to her family, at this difficult time.
Earl and Sandy Taylor
Thinking of you all at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Earl and Sandy Taylor
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care, Earl & Sandy
So very sorry to about Rosemary’s passing. It just doesn’t seem fair. It’s been a sad time for all the family. Just know that others share your sorrow.
To Rosemary’s family,
We are so sorry for your loss, she was a nice lady who always had a smile. We extend our deepest condolences to each of you.
May the Lord be with you during this difficult time.
Zona and Stephen Hatt
Brad so sorry to hear about Rose she was a good neighbor.Please take care
Sorry to hear of Rose’s passing. My Sincere Sympathy to all the family.
Clarence and Irene Fralic
So sorry to hear of Rose’s passing. Please accept our condolences as we are thinking of you and your family at this sad time.
Barbara Cooke Meredith
It is so difficult to leave a message when one has lost a very dear cousin and a wonderful friend. Our telephone calls were so important to me as we discussed family genealogy and the cares of the day. Brad and family she cherished all of you so much and was so proud too of her daughter and her family. She loved her girls – her four granddaughters. What awesome memories we all have of her. Keep her smile in your thoughts as you get through these tough days.
Thinking of you all with sincere sympathy.
Sorry to hear of Rosemary’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bradley, his sister and all their loved ones. We will always cherish the memories of our visits with her and Philip over the years.— Sending our sincerest sympathy to you all at this very difficult time. Marion and Gerry Robar
Dear Hazel, So very sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. There is always a special bond between sisters and the time is so difficult when that is broken. May you find comfort in remembering the special times together and the support you gave her especially in her time of need.. Love Doris Wentzell, Kathleen and Ron Webster
A fiercely proud mother and grandmother, a loyal friend and tireless volunteer.
Rose was just so honestly kind and so incredibly generous …giving so much of her time and heart to others.
Easy to smile and quick to laugh …having the rare gift of making everyone feel feel immediately
welcomed and important.
With heartfelt sympathy
Danny and Charlene MacPherson
So very sorry for your loss.. It was a pleasure to meet Rosemary and get to know her, if only for a short time… She was a beautiful lady…
Hazel and family thinking of you and all your family my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time
Edith and Robert Cerovich
Every time I see a rose, no matter where it is, I will always see the beautiful smile of Rosemary and hear her contagious laugh. It was truly a pleasure to have known such a Beautiful Lady. Our sincere condolences to the family.
My heart is so sad on the loss of this beautiful lady. I had the pleasure of her company on a few occasions and I enjoyed ever second of our time together. Her talent, wit and love of her family were among some of the many things I admired about her. Her family were blessed to have her in their lives as she loved each and every one of them so much. I know she is at peace with her husband Philip who she missed so much. Fly high beautiful Rose, RIP xo
Very sorry to hear of Rosemary passing.My thoughts are with the family and our wonderful times we had in Digby Neck, I will always remember them.
To Rose’s family, so very sorry to hear the news about Rosemary. She fought a hard fight. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers,
My heart felt condolences to the Decker family. Rose was a wonderful woman. I have memories of meals at her home and good conversations. She always told it like it was.