Morley Kenneth Rosen
Passed on January 13, 2022
October 16, 1931 – January 13, 2022
Peacefully after a brief illness Morley Kenneth Rosen passed away at the Stonewall Hospital.
He is survived by his loving wife Bertha Rosen of 65 years, his sons, Mark (Charlie), Craig (Gina) and his sister Sandra Bogden of Nanaimo.
Morley was born to Julius and Laura Rosen in the area known as One Six; south of Morden. He was educated at Deer Creek School and spent his younger days on the farm.
Morley and Bertha were married on August 25, 1956. They took up residence in the Beverly block apartment on Notre Dame Avenue in Winnipeg. Their first home was built by Morley, his dad and brother Sydney at 1779 King Edward (formerly Rosser Road) in the Brooklands area of Winnipeg. Their next home was purchased in Tyndall Park. They then moved to Stonewall and remained in their home for 30 years; until July 2017 when they moved to the Lions Manor Phase 4 in Stonewall.
Morley worked his whole career with Canadian Pacific Railway. First as a lineman and then moved to be a foreman for the Signals Department until his retirement in November, 1986. Being a young retiree by today’s standard; he decided he would do something for fun and a new career path….. He chose wood cutting and splitting and would process approximately 40 cords of wood a year. He manually split the wood until he and his son’s built him his own wood splitter. They were all very talented mechanically. Hence his nickname “Woody”.
Morley and Bert are longtime Legion members always supporting the local Stonewall Branch # 52. He will be missed at the Legion by his many friends. Friday nites were filled with playing pool, laughter and fun times. The flag was at half mast in his honor.
Morley and Bert travelled to many, many places in the world; Mexico, Hawaii, Germany, Portugal, Netherlands, Switzerland, Florida, and Austria to name a few. Their favorite place was Switzerland. There were also frequent driving trips to B.C. to visit family there. Morley loved to drive.
Morley celebrated his 90th birthday with a family dinner at the Keg. It was joyful and wonderful to all be together. His sister Sandra and sister in law Linda travelled from B.C. to celebrate this milestone. He later told us it was the “Best day of his life”. It is a wonderful memory for all of us.
The family truly thanks Dr. Venter and all the staff at the Stonewall Hospital for their extraordinary care and compassion that they exhibited to Morley and our family in his last days.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no service as per Morley’s wishes. There will be a private spreading of his ashes in the future.
In Lieu of flowers the family requests that a donation be made in Morley’s name to the Stonewall & District Hospital Foundation, Box 3109, Stonewall, Manitoba, R0C 2Z0, https://my.charitableimpact.com/charities/stonewall-district-health-centre-foundation-inc or to a charity of one’s choice.
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