Rossie Moore Doyle passed away on Sunday. Viewing will be Tuesday, Feb 2.– 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Barker’s Funeral Home. Funeral service Wednesday at St. James.
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The town of Carleton Place came out in full force to honour Rossie Doyle on her 100th birthday. What a “Hallmark moment” day it was–let’s have more events like this. Of course there will always only be one Rossie Doyle. She is one of those who will always be young at heart NO matter how old she is. To many more years Rossie!
Rossie came in style to her birthday bash! No this is not like the MTV program called “My Sweet Sixteen” where the birthday girl gets a car from her parents. This is just Rossie’s ride:)
There was a lineup and a 20 minute wait like there was a rock star inside. There was-Rossie was there!
Everyone had smiles for the birthday girl!
Rossie and her original baby boots
Hugs, tears, and smiles.
She remembered just about everyone! I think she remembered me when I mentioned I used to drive Muriel Simpson to church. Everyone remembered Muriel!
Greetings from the Prime Minister of Canada and Queen Elizabeth!
I marveled how well she walked and stood her ground. I can’t even do that!
Forget the candles Rossie is thinking- let’s just have cake!
She had kind words for everyone- young and old
There was delicious food everywhere prepared by the ladies of St. James.
How can you just not love these ladies?
Deputy Mayor Jerry Flynn knows Rossie well.
Denzell Baird had some humourous stories. Denzell is 90? I would not put him a day over 65!
The family. The generations. The love Rossie has for her family.
Rossie’s namesake- Meka Rossie- Pretty in Pink!
Rossie in her heyday!
Rossie Moore Doyle in her prime!
I am framing my napkin from today. It is already tucked away in a safe spot. Congratulations on this amazing milestone Rossie. May this day and the days after be filled with sunshine and smiles, laughter and love. Have a very Happy 100th Birthday.
|Anna Rosamond “Rossie” Doyle
(July 28, 1915 – January 31, 2016)Alan Barker Funeral Home Carleton Place
Doyle, Anna Rosamond “Rossie”
Peacefully in hospital, Carleton Place with family by her side, on Sunday, January 31, 2016, in her 101st year.
Predeceased by her husband Elmer. Loved mother of Sandra Mailey (late Michael), Barbara McFarlane (Ivan Thompson), William (Janet) and Michael (Patricia). Cherished by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Ernest and Mary Moore, brother Rev. Canon Reg Moore (late Shirley) and infant daughter Rosamond. Rossie will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.
Linda you made this beautiful, i was only there for a very short time, but it was such a gallant event. “Amazing” is what comes to mind. you did a lovely job posting this. Hats off to you!!
I nearly cried every 10 minutes– I was just so overwhelmed with our community gathering for Rossie. The love in that room would have blown the Hallmark channel off the air:)
That’s a great age to reach. She seems pretty happy too. Anyone asked her, her secret to longitivity? Congratulations to her long life.
Francois… I think we should bottle it if we find out and sell it at the market:)
So nice to have happy news for a change. I have known Rossie since i was a little girl and she hasn’t changed. I feel so lucky to have been there for a truly one of a kind event.Thank you for being there to record it Linda.
I know… and we need more events like this… more of them.. it was so lovely and such a happy feeling for everyone
Great story and pix…
She lived in the Moore house so not sure… yes she had two daughters.. Barbara and Sandra:)