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Rayner; Rosslyn Elizabeth

Posted By Obits On March 31, 2021 @ 1:51 pm In Obituaries | 27 Comments

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Rosslyn died on March 27th, 2021. She passed away peacefully at North Queens Nursing Home in Caledonia.
Rosslyn was born in Northampton England on March 4th, 1935. She was the youngest daughter of Florence and George Clarke.
She met Milton Rayner after the war, and they married in 1953. They and their son Marcus lived in Northampton until they went to Uganda, East Africa in 1963 to teach. Rosslyn loved Africa and enjoyed telling stories about her time there. They reluctantly left Uganda and went back to England in 1975. But soon they were off again to Freeport Bahamas where Rosslyn worked as a librarian and Milton and Marcus taught high school. She spent many happy hours enjoying the white sand beaches and turquoise water!
In 1983 Rosslyn and Milton returned to England for several years until they fell in love with the South Shore of Nova Scotia while on holiday visiting Marcus and Deb in Port Medway. In 1991 they retired and immigrated to Canada where they took up residence in Beach Meadows. Rosslyn made a lovely home full of beautiful things. She was an inspired and creative homemaker who enjoyed displaying her cherished collections of treasures gathered on their travels. Rosslyn was an avid reader, crafted amazing needlework pieces, and cooked delicious meals.
Rosslyn was predeceased by her husband Milton, her parents, her brother Jack and sister Marjorie (Mawby). She leaves to mourn her adored son Marcus and daughter-in-law Deb. Cremation has taken place.
Thanks to Queens Homecare for their help allowing Rosslyn to stay in her beloved home for several more years and thank you to the staff of North Queens Nursing Home for their kind, compassionate care of Rosslyn over the past several months

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Condolence from laurie and janet clattenburg on March 31st, 2021 6:12 pm

Laurie and I are so sorry for your loss

Condolence from Bill and Linda Roberts on March 31st, 2021 6:20 pm

Sending condolences. Sorry for loss.

Condolence from Dawn Hanley on March 31st, 2021 6:30 pm

I’m so sorry to hear of Rosslyn’s passing. She was a very spirited “young” lady. I enjoyed my times sitting with her. She had so many stories to tell. I’ll will miss you Rosslyn. Hugs to Deb and Marcus.

Condolence from Darlene Trimm on March 31st, 2021 6:45 pm

Sorry to hear of Rosslyn passing. She was such a sweet lady whom I enjoyed talking with when I visited her as the VON nurse. I was just thinking of her the other day when we drove by her home in Beach Meadows. Rest easy my dear. Darlene Trimm

Condolence from Barb Traxel on March 31st, 2021 9:09 pm

Deb, my thoughts and prayers are with you and Marcus at this time. Remember all the good memories.

Condolence from Katherine Wannamaker on March 31st, 2021 9:17 pm

Marcus and Debbie, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Rosslyn. I enjoyed the time I spent with her and will miss her dearly. There was just something about her that we all couldn’t help but love.

Condolence from Karen Gehue on March 31st, 2021 9:18 pm

Dare Marcus and Debbie,
I am deeply saddened to hear of Rosslyn’s passing. It was a real pleasure to care for your Mum over the years, and listen to her many stories. Her love for you was beyond measure. Sending my sincerest condolences.
“Mind as you go my dearest Rosslyn”

Karen Gehue, RQHS.

Condolence from Susan Linda Levy on March 31st, 2021 9:22 pm

Marcus and Deb, sending sincere sympathy for your loss

Condolence from Tim McDonald on March 31st, 2021 9:23 pm

Dear Marcus and Deb

So sorry to hear of Rosslyn’s passing. We had so many interesting conversations over the years when I worked in Liverpool. Such a wonderful lady! I will always treasure those memories. You are both in my thoughts.

Condolence from Judith Maillett on April 1st, 2021 9:27 am

Marcus & Deb, so sorry to see that Rosslyn has passed. One of the sweetest people I would ever meet from my days at Frenchy’, Oh she loved finding a treasure. We had many of talks. I will remember her fondly. Take care & keep her memories close in your heart. Judi

Condolence from Pamela Mutsaers on April 1st, 2021 10:04 am

Dear Deb and Marcus

Please accept my condolences. Rosslyn was a wonderful lady and over the years we had many little chats. She was always so happy when the both of you were back in Nova Scotia. You added so much to her quality of life. Take care,

Condolence from Billand Anna Cox on April 1st, 2021 11:30 am

Marcus
Sorry to read of your mother’s passing, we send fraternal sympathy to you and your wife.

Condolence from Sue Morton on April 1st, 2021 12:40 pm

Marcus and Debbie,
My sincere condolences on your loss. When I read this notice I was struck with a memory of her carrying sweet peas from Milton’s garden and hope that your many memories offer some comfort.

Condolence from Rick and Jo-Ann Baker on April 1st, 2021 1:45 pm

Marcus and Deb:

Please accept our sincere condolences on your mother’s passing.

Condolence from Judy A on April 1st, 2021 2:06 pm

Sincere condolences Marcus and Debby. Rosslyn will be missed by many as she was such a sweet & charming lady. I always enjoyed chatting with her and listening to her many adventures, especially of her years in Africa. She may be gone from this physical world but lives on in your heart and memories and all those whose lives she has touched. May those happy memories give you strength and peace in the coming days.

Condolence from Ursula Hintze-Brooke on April 1st, 2021 4:55 pm

I am sending my sincere, heartfelt condolences to Rosslyn’s family. My former husband Ken and myself lived in Beach Meadows and we were friends of Rosslyn and Milton. After we were both widowed I needed help to be driven to hospital Rosslyn was there for me.
I shall always remember her fondly. Ursula Hintze-Brooke

Condolence from Louise Keeley on April 1st, 2021 5:59 pm

Marcus and Deb, so sorry to hear this news about Rosslyn. You both did a wonderful job of keeping her in her home for as long as you were able. This was what she wanted. When her health needs increased and she needed to go into care I am thinking she knew it was time. Hope her days at NQNH brought her joy and peace. May she rest easy. Cherish the memories of a life well lived.

Condolence from Keali Clattenburg on April 2nd, 2021 5:08 pm

Dear Marcus and Debbie,
I am very sorry to hear of Rosslyn’s passing. I am so grateful I had the opportunity to care for Rosslyn and to hear all of her stories. Rosslyn was one of a kind and I will miss her very much , she will always hold a special place in my heart. Sending you both my sincerest condolences.

Keali Clattenburg, RQHS

Condolence from Fred and Connie Hynick on April 4th, 2021 1:22 am

Marcus&Debbie Sorry to hear the passing of your mother .So glad i was able to meet her a few years ago.Fred & I are sending you both our sincerest condolences.

Condolence from Duncan Clarke on April 4th, 2021 2:11 am

Dear Marcus and Debbie
Aunt Rosslyn, the brave and strongly spirited one who knew that the world was a bigger place. Married young, she had the intelligence and courage to travel with much loved husband and son and spend her life in some wonderful parts of the world. Always remembered back in Northampton with love.
Cousin Duncan and his wife Janet

Condolence from Cathy de Rome on April 5th, 2021 3:49 pm

Marcus and Debbie,
Sending sincere condolences to you at this very difficult time.

Cathy, Danielle, Marc

Condolence from Lindsay on April 5th, 2021 6:40 pm

Marcus & Deb,
Sending condolences to you on the passing of your mom.
Roslyn will always hold a special place in my heart, we shared a lot of time and memories together. I am thankful I was able to care for Her and create a friendship.
I am hoping that she is at peace and reunited with her husband.
She was lucky to have you both take care of her for so long.

Please take care

Condolence from John & Nancy LEEFE on April 5th, 2021 8:12 pm

Marcus and family, we are sorry to learn of Rosslyn’s passing. She will be missed by all who shared life’s path with her.

Condolence from Karen and Charles McGee on April 6th, 2021 6:14 pm

Marcus and Debbie so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

Condolence from Holly Gohier on April 13th, 2021 1:30 am

My condolences on Rosslyn passing. My prayers are with you at this time.

Condolence from Louise Fancy on April 15th, 2021 10:57 pm

I am just getting on Chandlers to offer you Condolences to Marcus and Debbie. Rosslyn was such a sweet lady, We were just getting to know her real well and loved talking with her. I loved her accent and she would call us all Miss, We sure miss her and hope you and Debbie are doing ok, Condolences from the Recreation lady Louise

Condolence from Randi Dickie on May 8th, 2021 10:07 am

Dear Family
We are saddened to hear of Rosslyn’s passing .
She was an inspiration in our midst.
We both loved meeting her at the Library, walking by our Cabin or seeing her at the Beach . She was an incredible woman of many interests as Milton was the same .
We will think of them often in their Beach Meadows home across the Creek from our cabin.
With heartfelt sympathy
Randi & Ted

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