Rose Marie Kotyk (July 9, 1947 – January 20, 2020)

Rose Marie Kotyk, resident of Rycroft, AB, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020, at the age of 72 years.

Rose was born on July 9, 1947 in Sexsmith, AB. She grew up on the farm, north of Rycroft. After graduation from Rycroft School in 1965, Rose went to nursing school in Edmonton, graduating in 1968.

During her nursing career, Rose worked in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, and Spirit River. In 1973, she made a dream of a lifetime come true by travelling around the world in 8 months. She retired from nursing in 1995 and began working with a consulting firm in Grande Prairie. Due to a decline in health, Rose retired from the work force.

She enjoyed picnics at Dunvegan, visiting with family and friends, and time spent at the Merry Pioneers Drop-in Centre.

Rose is survived by her mother, Anne Kotyk, brother Bill (Marie), niece Bev, nephew Dwayne (Melanie), 6 great-nieces and nephews and their families, as well as many extended family members.

She was predeceased by her father Mike in 2003.

Rose will be greatly missed.

At her request, there will be no funeral. Cremation will take place. Burial of ashes at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Rycroft Merry Pioneers (Box 171, Rycroft, AB, T0H 3A0).

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