Rosemary Lehtovaara (née Caron) passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband Ron, her three children Craig (Jennifer), Glen (MaryAnne) and Karen (Craig), eight grandchildren, brother Donald (Judy), sister-in-law Gayle, and members of her extended family. Rosemary is predeceased by her mother (Dorothy), father (Cecil), brother (Joseph), and nephew (Michael).
A primary school teacher for more than thirty years, Rosemary excelled professionally due to her remarkable compassion for others. In retirement, she enjoyed baking, sewing, reading and walking with her dog Mazi. Her greatest enjoyment, however, came from gathering with family. She was proud of her children and grandchildren. She will be missed by all who were touched by her humour and generosity; particularly by her husband, children and grandchildren who knew her to be the heart of the family.
We would like to thank the medical staff who cared for Rosemary and supported our family; in particular, the public health nurses of Island Health, and the doctors of the oncology units in Victoria and Nanaimo. At the request of Rosemary, there will not be a memorial service. Donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation.Obituary