Suddenly on May 9th, 2021 Rosalie “Rose” Richardson (nee Hanchar) went to meet her Lord and Saviour.
Left with heavy hearts and memories is husband and love of her life; Ernie Richardson, and children Josie-Lynn Neufeld (Dave), Shelly Medd, Glenn Richardson (Diane), Mervin Ricahrdson (Deanna), and Darren Richardson (Kara). Her siblings; Janet Mueller (Joseph), Willy Hanchar, Bernice Yanchuk (Alex), Lorraine Malischewski, Edie Henry (Bruce). Her sister in laws; Marion Gillis (her late husband Jimmy) and Muriel Smendziuck (Louis). Her grandchildren and great grandchildren; Kolbey Kumson (Sam and children; Tyrone, Paighton, Savannah, Isaac, Theodore), Christopher Medd (Dominika), Kaylan Richardson, Luke Richardson, Catlain Richardson (Children; Memphis and Cashmir), Soleil Smith (Brennan), Jeffrey Richardson, Loveka Richardson, Madisyn Neufeld, and Griffon Neufeld. Her nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews; Sandy Reader (Robin), Noella King (and children), Gerald Batycki (Cheryl), Denis Hanchar (Julia), Suzanne Burli (and her children Jesse, Willy, Haley, Sully), Peter Hanchar, Tammy Rangel (Eddie, and children), Tom Yanchuk (Janet, and children Taylor and Tommy) Charlene Munro (Children; Brittany and Derek), Dynie Malischewski (Taji and children Dustin, Julia, and Zack), Lorrenda Southern (Dean and children Thomas, Andrew, and Rachel), Jamie Henry, Vanessa Miles (Evan and Sully), Bruce Junior.
Rose now resides in heaven alongside her parents Peter and Isabel, brother David, and other loved ones.
Rose was born on September 18th 1946, in Goldbank, Saskatchewan, in her grandparents' sewing room (Annie and Joseph Magdee). Rose began her career as a beautician by going to school at the age of 16 in Winnipeg, MB. Once certified, Rose opened her first beauty salon in Norquay, SK (1964). Rose then moved to Flin Flon, MB (Creighton, SK), where she began working at a local hair salon. She then alongside her father (Peter), purchased and renamed it the “Silhouette Beauty Salon”, which they ran until 1979.
On January 17th 1969, Rose welcomed a beautiful daughter, Josie-Lynn. She met the love of her life Ernie Richardson and they were married on October 7th 1972 and along with Ernie’s children, became an instant family.
Rose loved the outdoors and the sun. She would go fishing with her family and friends and her two nephews (Tom and Dynie -- which we’re not sure if they enjoyed more; the fishing or the feast). One of the most memorable times being when her own husband (Ernie) told her she was an expert fisherman and outfished all of them. She enjoyed camping which they did every year along with friends often joining them. Had a passion for swimming where she could listen to her loons and enjoy her lake. She went partridge hunting most often with her husband (Ernie), which she would then prepare the best meals one could imagine. She often conjured up the best picnics for any occasion and snacks to bring on the fishing trips. Of course these snacks acquired a name for her which her sister’s (Edie’s) children, Jamie, Vanessa, and Bruce Junior, referred to her as “such junk”, because she had the best junk food ever. Her grandchildren, Madisyn and Griffon, also had a special name for her, which of course she brought upon herself, as she happened to be joking with them and started refer to herself as “Grandma Chewchewbatch”. This name, however, stuck and she will ever be remembered as that.
After 7 years of living together in Creighton, SK, Ernie was transferred to HBM&S in Snow Lake, MB. After moving to Snow Lake, Rose took it upon herself to continue her career in beauty, by running a salon out of their basement. Rose also had a great passion and ability for being an absolute, fabulous cook. She then added within her own career a catering business which she proudly named, “Rose’s Speciality Foods”. She did this alongside her husband (Ernie) where they then began to create specialty chocolates, initially for family and friends, but quickly took off as another successful business called “Northern Delights”. Their best known hand-crafted creation was the to-die for chocolate loons. In 1999, Rose and Ernie started a new chapter in their life by purchasing a local restaurant which became known as “Richies”.
Unfortunately in July of 2005 due to a health crisis, Rose was no longer able to return to the restaurant career that she loved ever so much. She remained at home and struggled with her health, but never ceased to put a smile on everyone’s faces with all her stories she tended to tell. She was a strong, passionate, beautiful, inspiring woman who will continue to live in our lives in spirit.
“I go and prepare a place for you,
I will come again
and will take you to myself,
that where I am
you may be also.”
In keeping with family wishes, cremation will take place and no formal service will be held.
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