Rose Marie Egland

October 5, 2020 11 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

On the morning of October 4, 2020, Rose Marie Egland passed peacefully at home after a courageous battle with cancer.

Rose was born on July 22, 1940 to Martha and Thomas Oancia on a farm near Assiniboia, Saskatchewan. Rose’s early years were spent on the farm with her two sisters, Sylvia and Pearl, and later they moved to Assiniboia and then on to Regina in 1949. Rose loved to play sports, especially basketball, track and field and softball, and she remained a diehard Saskatchewan Roughriders and Edmonton Oilers fan her entire life.

Rose met the love of her life, Robert Egland, while in training at the Regina Grey Nun’s School of Nursing where she graduated in 1962. They were married in 1964 and celebrated their first anniversary in Saskatoon eating hamburger and beans while Rose worked at City Hospital and Bob finished university. In 1966, the two of them headed west to Edmonton where they remained in the same house in the Athlone community.

For 31 years, Rose worked at the Glenrose Hospital in a variety of roles including unit manager of the orthopedics and neurological units. She was a key player in the establishment and growth of the neuro program. She is remembered by patients and staff as a dedicated and caring nurse and supervisor.

Rose’s pride and joy were her children, Susan (Kelly) and Robert (Rachel) and the joy grew greater when she became the beloved grandma to Caleb, Laurel, Robert, and Thomas. She also had a most special place in her heart for her sister-in-law, Marj and niece Candice. Nothing pleased her more than spending time with her family. Her family will always associate Grandma Rose with playing BINGO, quilting, baking “sparkle” and chocolate chip cookies, hanging out by the campfire at their cabin near Long Lake, playing cards, spending time with “all of her dogs”, watching TV while snuggling in her pink blanket, and being heard during basketball and softball games played by her loved ones.

All of Rose’s friends in Yuma, where she and Bob spent their winters for the past several years, will attest to Rose’s outgoing personality and huge, warm heart. She was everybody’s friend and was living proof that to have friends you had to be a friend. She could walk into any room, meet someone, and it was like they knew each other for years. You always felt welcome at the Egland home. And it was not only people who loved Rose, but also many a dog that refused to walk by her deck until they were given the treats that were always in her pockets.

Rose’s wish is that there not be a large celebration of her life, but rather a quiet, simple graveside service with her immediate family. This is indicative of what she treasured most: family.

Rose’s family extends their heartfelt thanks to Dolar Drugs, Dr. P. Laratta, Dr. K. Young, and AHS Homecare staff.

In lieu of floral tributes, donations may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute.

  1. My sympathies to the England families. I never met Rose but she sounds like a wonderful person. Bob I have not seen you since our school days but have thought of you often. Hugs to you and your children.

    Ione Langlois

  2. Bob and family….words cannot begin to say how much our Miss Rose will be missed. We will all miss our “sheriff” both here and in Yuma. We so wish this world situation had not prevented us from coming to help or get a hug from both of you. Thanking God that the family was there with her. Love to you All. Ray, Betty, Benjamin and Sarah.

  3. Rose has left a hole in our hearts than can never be filled. Her loving, caring heart, her mischievous spirit, her contagious smile can never be replaced. We will try to fill that hole with wonderful memories and be thankful she is in a better place. Huge hugs to you Bob and all the family. Take care of yourself ❤️

  4. Rose, you will be hugely missed. You welcomed everyone with open arms and always a smile. You made us all better people to have known you.

  5. You will be missed Aunty Rose! I love how you made all your nieces and nephews feel like they were “your favourite”. I have found memories of the card and board games and laughs over the years. Take care uncle Bob during this difficult time. All our love, Lauren, Taryn, Grady, Drake and Rhett

  6. You will be treasured in our hearts for as long as we live, Rosie. A beautiful friend to both of us…….a birthday twin and a fellow nurse to reminisce with.Oh,you will be missed dear friend…..
    Bob and family,may you find comfort in knowing she is now at peace.Our thoughts and hearts are with you.
    Love,Anna and John

  7. Bob and Family

    Linda and I were saddened to hear of Rose’s passing. She was a wonderful person and a dear friend. We will always remember her keen sense of humour and her ready smile. We will miss her.

    Our sympathies to you entire family.

  8. Rosie you will always remain dear in my heart. I will always cherish the good times we had. Rest In Peace sista. Condolences to you and your family Bob.

  9. I was very sorry to hear of Rose’s passing. She truly was a treasure and I was very happy to call her friend. As one of her friends from Yuma she will be missed very much in our community

  10. Dear Bob and Family I was very sorry to hear of Roses Passing.
    I have many wonderful memories of her and the Regina Gang.
    They were so kind to Dan and I. Thoughts and Prayers are with
    you all at this sad Time. Liz Oancia.

  11. Condolences to Roses family .I worked with Rose @ the Glenrose Hospital for many years.Rose was a gift to have as a nurse& friend.She always had a bag full of jokes to share.A beautiful person that will be missed.

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