James Ronald Rose, age 79 years, died on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at St. Paul Lutheran Home in Melville, SK. He was born in Regina, SK, on Tuesday, May 24, 1938, to James and Bertha Rose and was the second of three children.
James “Ron” took over the family farm as a young man and never looked back. Farming allowed him to do what he loved to do most, working with his cattle, riding his horse and growing crops. Ron had a passion for nature and enjoyed going up north to fish and hunt. He loved taking his family camping and cooking the daily catch over an open fire. Ron was a husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle and gave of his time freely. He was always there with a hug when needed; we never doubted his love - family was family!
Ron was predeceased by his parents, James (Bud) and Bertha, son Richard, brother Robert and niece Susan Braithwaite. He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife of 50 years, Kaye; daughter Laurie (Richard) Koval and their children Katelyn and Parker; daughter Ronda (Aaron) Hahn and their children Austin and Samantha; son Ken (Carey) Rose and their children Morgan, Emett and Brooke; grandchildren Tyler, Jordan, Sydney and Makenna; sister Betty Braithwaite; nephews Robert (Chrissy) Braithwaite and their children Taylor, Megan and Emily; and James Braithwaite (son Tyden).