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Rosemarie Briere



It is with heavy hearts our family said good night to our beloved wife, mother and grandmother Rosemarie Briere, who passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 9, 2014.

She will forever be fondly remembered by her loving husband Ray; son Greg (Kathy) Briere; daughters, Cheryl (Joe) Strzelec and Charlene (Garth) Coles; granddaughters, Carly and Lindsey Strzelec; and numerous other dear family and friends.

Rosemarie was predeceased by her parents, John and Elizabeth Gessner; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Elaine Gessner; and her precious granddaughter Cassandra Strzelec.

Rosemarie was born near Abernethy, Saskatchewan and grew up on a farm in Glenavon, Saskatchewan where she attended school before moving to Regina where she met her husband, Ray. They moved to Edmonton where they raised their three children. She was an avid curler, loved her rose garden and worked as an Avon sales rep for numerous years, counting many of her customers as good friends. She enjoyed family trips to the United States, Saskatchewan, BC and spending time at Jim and Elaine’s cabin at Lake Winnipeg.

Our family would like to extend a sincere and heartfelt thanks to all the numerous family members and friends that have provided support and caring to us during this difficult time.

A Celebration of Rosemarie’s Life will be held with an evening Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Connelly McKinley Funeral Home, 10011-114 Street, Edmonton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Patrick Baska at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 17, 2014 at St. Edmund Church, 13120-116 Street, Edmonton. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, with a lunch afterwards at St. Edmund Church.

In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to the Edmonton Humane Society, 13620-163 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, T5V 0B2.

In Loving Memory of
Rosemarie Briere
(Maiden: Gessner)
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Prayer Service:
Sunday, March 16, 2014
7:00 PM
Downtown Chapel
10011 - 114 Street
Edmonton, AB
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Funeral Service:
Mass of Christian Burial
Monday, March 17, 2014
10:30 AM
St. Edmund
13120 - 116 Street
Edmonton, AB
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Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum
14611 Mark Messier Trail
Edmonton, AB
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