Rosalie Anne Canning
1933 - 2024
Rosalie Anne Canning
Visitation Information
Sunday, June 16, 2024
Visitation Time
12-12:45 pm
Visitation Location
Trinity United Church
Service Information
Service Date
Sunday June 16, 2024
Service Time
1 pm
Service Location
Trinity United Church
Burial Information
Burial Date
Sunday, June 16, 2024
Burial Location
Riverside Cemetery, Upper Stewiacke
Requested Charity
Riverside Cemetery (Upper Stewiacke), Presbyterian Cemetery (Diligent River) or charity of choice
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Rosalie Anne (MacKay) Canning - It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my mother, Rosalie, peacefully on Thursday, June 6, 2024 in Debert Court. Rosalie was the second child of 9 born to the late Wallace and Mildred (Fulton) Mackay in Newton Mills, Nova Scotia. 

Rosalie grew up on the family farm working with her father and family members.  After completing high school at Brookfield Rural High School, Rosalie attended Success Business College in Truro, completing a book keeping program.  She held many positions over the years doing books for several companies; the most memorable was the Springside Credit Union which was in our house for many years. 

Rosalie married her husband of 69 years, Laurie Canning (deceased 2023) on August 12, 1954.  Rosalie was a stay at home mother, until her family had grown; along with this she played the organ in church on Sundays also at many weddings and funerals.  She was also involved in the church and UCW.  Rosalie enjoyed dancing, there were very few Saturday evenings missed going to an old time dance somewhere in Colchester County. 

In 1980, Rosalie and Laurie moved to Sussex, New Brunswick to open a business where she did the bookwork.  The dancing continued in Sussex, joining a square dance group and often amazed the locals at dances doing the polka to a good fiddle tune.   Following their retirement Rosalie and Laurie moved to Lower Onslow.

Rosalie is survived by son, Jamie (Tami); brothers, Kenneth (Evelyn) MacKay, Gordon (Cheryl) MacKay, Gary (Eleanor) MacKay; sisters, Ethel (Ross, deceased) Ervin, Leta (Glen) Ells, Janet (John, deceased) Kent, Mary (Rodney) Kincaid, Shirley (Howard, deceased) Graham; grandchildren, Janelle, Joanna and Matthew; great grandchildren, Addison, Pippa, Maddyn, and Kai; extended family members; several nieces and nephews and Terry and David.

Visitation will be held 12 - 12:45 pm on Sunday, June 16, 2024 and funeral service will be 1 pm in Trinity United Church, 415 Onslow Road, Upper Onslow, Reverend Glenn MacLean officiating. A reception will follow in the church basement, followed by burial in Riverside Cemetery, Upper Stewiacke.

If so desired donations to the Riverside Cemetery, Upper Stewiacke, Presbyterian Cemetery, Diligent River, or to a charity of choice are welcomed.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Tributes, words of comfort and memories may be shared at:

Rosalie Anne Canning