Rose, Joseph William

With sadness the daughters of Joe Rose announce his passing on September 11th, 2023 at the age of 87. Joe passed peacefully at Sunpointe Village in Kelowna, BC.

Joe was born on July 20th, 1936 in Bermondsey, England. He immigrated from England to Canada in 1967 with his young family, landing in Calgary where he practiced architecture for many years and made tremendous friendships in the architectural community as well as in the Masonic Temple and the Al Azhar Shriners Mounted Patrol. Joe lived and worked for a brief time in Toronto and leaves behind an architectural legacy both there and in Calgary, which includes several Calgary Fire Dept buildings.

Joe retired to Invermere, BC and lived there for 20 years. He loved the valley deeply and spent most of his time outdoors working in his garden or enjoying archery with friends.

Joe is predeceased by his mother Catherine, his father Joe Rose Sr., and his brother in law, Mervyn Wood. He is survived by his daughters Kirsten (Patrick), Lindsey (David), his sister Sylvia Wood, his niece Caron (Ed), nephews Nick (Sue) and David as well as many nieces and nephews.

A private family celebration of life will be held in Invermere, BC, a place that Joe loved.

The family is deeply grateful to all of the Sunpointe Village staff and especially those in the Belgo and Ellison units who cared so much for Joe in his last years as well as the wonderful community of Invermere who looked out for him before he moved to Kelowna.

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