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December 25, 1934 ~ January 17, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Rosemarie Cocciolone of Coleman, AB on January 17, 2024 at Peaks To Pines Senior Lodge. She was 89 years of age.
Rosemarie Cocciolone “Tootsie” was born in Coleman on December 25, 1934 to parents Joseph and Rosie Cocciolone. She was the youngest of a long list of siblings: Esther, Nata, Josie, Frena, Danny, Harry, Frank, Tony and Joey.
Rosemarie lived a simple quiet life and took joy in a few notable things. She liked cleaning and painting the home that she was born and lived in until she moved into York Creek Lodge a few years ago. She loved dogs and when owning a dog wasn't practical, she had a menagerie of stuffed animals, most of them dogs, in her house. An additional precious thing in her life was her friendship with Helen Juhlin, her best and most wonderful friend of over 65 years. Helen was always there to guide and take her out for groceries and appointments. Rosemarie was a colourful character and was loved for it. Her hair in pin curls and a hairnet was how she started her day. Her love of rouge and creative use of eyebrow pencil was also something that endeared her to us all.
Rosemarie was a lady who took the utmost pride in cleaning, not just her own home but for others. She worked her heart out to do the best job she could wherever she worked. Woe to anyone who messed up a shiny floor or muddied up a rug! She got the nickname Tootsie back in the day as many women were called “Toots” by the guys. She didn’t care for it but it stuck for many years though she made a point of being called Rosemarie, Rose or even Rosie. Her brothers especially loved to tease her and she took it as good-heartedly as she could. She lived the longest of the siblings who all predeceased her. She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews who meant the world to her.
A Graveside Service will be held in the spring: 11am on Thursday, May 23, 2024 at the Coleman Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Crowsnest Pass SPCA (PO Box 725 Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0), or the Peaks To Pines Residents’ Association (PO Box 580 Coleman, AB T0K 0M0). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca).
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555