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Bessie Annie (Poch) Rosia

December 28, 1928 ~ January 25, 2020 (age 91)



   It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bessie Rosia, formerly of Bellevue, AB.  Bessie passed away peacefully January 25, 2020 at the Southwood Care Centre in Calgary, AB at the age of 91 years.

   Bessie was born in Frank, AB on December 28, 1928 to loving parents, Charles and Mary Poch.  She was raised to appreciate all of life blessings, no matter how small, and to treat everyone with kindness and respect.  As a young woman, her beautiful smile and caring nature caught the attention of a handsome gentleman, Lawrence Rosia.  The happy couple married on November 19, 1949, and over their sixty-five year marriage they raised three wonderful sons and created countless happy memories.

   When she wasn’t busy taking care of her family and home, Bessie enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing and doing crafts.  She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and a true friend.  More than anything, Bessie treasured her family and time spent with them.  Precious memories of her will stay in our hearts forever.

   She will be lovingly remembered by her sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Larry and Carol Rosia; Wayne and Sherri Rosia; and Gene and Juanita Rosia; as well as her beloved grandchildren, Tony, Loren, Lisa (Brett), Kyle, Erin, Tanner, Nick, Amanda (Willy), Steven (Melissa) and Annie; her great granddaughters, Taylor, Sydney and Eva; as well as her extended family and many friends.

   She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence; her parents, Mary and Charlie Poch; her grandson, Ryan; and her sisters, Marion and Myrtle.

   The Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Fantin’s Funeral Chapel (13461, 20 Ave., Blairmore, AB) with Rev. Renso Castellarin officiating.  Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Alzheimer Society of AB/NWT (, or Allendale Professional Centre, 306 – 10430, 61 Ave., Edmonton, AB T6H 2J3).  Condolences may be registered at

Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.

(403) 562-8555

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Memorial Service
February 1, 2020

1:00 PM
Fantin's Funeral Chapel
13461-20th Avenue P.O. Box 268
Blairmore, Alberta T0K 0E0

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