It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rose Goulding on Wednesday, October 9. She is survived by her son David in Vancouver, daughter in law Beverlee Bell, grandchildren Reagan, Kimberley & Sean, two great grandchildren Aiden & Wylder, their mother Sonja & loving nieces, Maxine Cristall and Sandra Novikoff, as well as numerous other family members. She was predeceased by son Morton and husband Joe. Although she passed peacefully in her sleep, Rose lived her life vibrantly and to the fullest but always with a view not to intrude in the lives of others.
Rose was born in Russia in 1921 and adopted by her aunt Broucha Ratuschna. The Ratuschna Family immigrated to Canada where the son of the family, Max, changed his name to Ratner and became the loving, supportive, and protective brother of Rose for the rest of his life. Rose was independent and fierce in her determination to create a life with her partner Joe Goulding. Together, they raised their two sons and lived in Winnipeg’s north end for their entire married life.With her drive and independent personality, Rose opened a ladies apparel shop and operated the establishment for 15 years. Afterwards Rose volunteered for many years with the Gwen Secter Creative Living Center & other charitable organizations. Rose was a sparkling and interesting conversationalist. Her humour remained as wry as it ever was and along with her infectious smile will be missed. Above all, what will be remembered about this beautiful loving woman is the love, kindness & devotion to her family & friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 13 at Shaarey Zedek Cemetery. Mourners returned to the Portsmouth Retirement Residence & were joined by many residents for a meal of consolation and remembrances of Rose.
Thanks to the staff & care workers at the Portsmouth who were always there to help & assist when needed.
If desired donations may be made in Rose’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.