Rosalie Ann Coons
Rosalie Ann Coons passed away at her Chesterville home on April 23, 2005. She was 36.
She was the daughter of Shirley Acres and the late Frederick S. Coons. She is survived by her much loved second dad, Bernard Curran, and his daughters Gail (Richard McMillan) of Chesterville, Susan (Paul Bongers) of Kars, Cheryl (Rodney Rudiak) of Baker Lake, and Lynne (James Hume) of Oshawa. She will be sadly missed by her aunts and uncles: Freeman and Carole Acres of Vernon, Frederick Acres of Val Caron, Ross and Sharon Saunders of Niagara Falls, Dorothy McMenomy of Inkerman, Irene Hindley of Guelph, Orval and Ella Morton of Inverary; and their families, and the family of the late Fanny Foster of London.
Visitation took place at the Chesterville Funeral Home on April 25. The funeral service conducted by Rev. Brian Kauk and Kathryn Otley at Holy Trinity Anglican Church on April 26 was centred on a musical theme in keeping with Rosalies main interest.
The casket was piped into and out of the church by cousin Donald Stoodley. Organist Dawn Campbell led the congregation in familiar hymns and was joined by husband Roy in a duet Take up Thy Cross. Beautiful violin and organ selections were offered by Donald J. McPhee and Catherine O. Defreitas. Cousin Kaitlyn Deavy played Amazing Grace on guitar. Readings by cousin Kari Cochrane and good friend Dierdre Bekkers were from Revelation and Corinthians. Cousin Cheryl Deavy shared her memories of Rosalie to complete the service. Rosalie graduated from Chesterville and Maple Ridge Public Schools and from North Dundas District High School as an Ontario Scholar. She obtained her B.A. in Political Science and History at McGill University. After working in the insurance industry in Toronto, she returned to school at York University and was working towards her Chartered Accounting Designation at a Cornwall office when diagnosed with cancer.
Numerous donations were received for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in her memory. Perhaps more research will soon spare others from the effects of this dreadful disease.
Other donations were gratefully accepted for the Chesterville Anglican Church, the Chesterville United Church, and the Winchester Hospital.
Burial took place at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville with cousins Rhonda Acres, Helen Saunders, Nancy Acres, Robert McMenomy, Kevin Acres; and good friend Carolyn Edwards, ably acting as pallbearers.