Marion Olive Rosborough
Marion Rosborough died peacefully at Palliative Care at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Friday, May 31 in her 82nd year. Marion was born on February 10, 1938 and grew up in Jemseg until she finished school and moved to Fredericton at 18 to work for NB Telephone as a telephone directory receptionist. She later worked for Eatons Catalogue order as a telephone receptionist then as a dispatcher for ABC Cab and Loyal Cab Companies.
Marion is the last member of her immediate family of parents George and Olive Mason, older brother Donald and younger twins John and sister Jean. Also predeceased by first husband Wendell 'Tex' Rosborough (father of four sons) and second husband Ralph Scott.
Marion felt blessed to have her four sons almost daily in her life over 63 years – Brian (Karen), Robert, Wayne (Kelly) and Peter. She was also loved by her grand-children, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and many friends including several of her own son's friends, many who would drop in alone to visit her and have tea and fresh baked goods.
Marion really enjoyed the simple things in life such as her family and friends, Christmas, bowling leagues in her younger years, Friday night 45's card games for loonies/toonies, baking for her sons and visitors, grocery shopping, weekend shopping trips to Maine, her Toronto Blue Jays (especially her weekend at the Skydome for two games), the annual local MLB Playoff Baseball Pool (she won this Pool in 2011), gardening (she won the Tamarack Park Street Streetscape Competition Award for outside floral beautification in 2017) and reading her morning newspaper, magazines and bible daily.
The family wish to thank the staff at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital, especially the staff in the Palliative Care unit. Also, very appreciated was the compassionate care and professionalism of the local ambulance service staff.
There will be no visitation at the Funeral Home.
There will be a grave-site funeral service at 2:00 pm, Friday at St. James Cemetery next to St. James Anglican Church in Jemseg. Marion will be buried alongside her parents and brothers.
Reverend Eugene Munn will be leading the grave-site service.
All friends are welcomed.
Flowers can be brought to the gravesite if friends wish.
Any donations may be made in memory of Marion to The Fredericton Terry Fox Run for cancer research or to The Fredericton Shelter.
Bishop's Funeral Home, 540 Woodstock Road have been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Online condolences and the sharing of memories may be expressed through www.bishopsfuneralhome.com