2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

Ken Rose January 23, 1963 - August 30, 2013

Suddenly on Friday August 30, 2013. Ken Rose age 50 of Mountain.Beloved husband of Shirley. Loving Dad of Jeremy and Geena. Cherished son of Elizabeth (Bobbie) and the late Donald Rose and dear son-in-law of Ted and Lois Ray. Dearly loved brother of Eileen (Phil), Janice (Todd), Marjorie (Scott) and brother-in-law of Susan (Keith), Roger (Diane), Barry (Sherri) and Bob (Margie). He will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Fondly remembered by the Ray and Rose Families.

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Ken will rest at the Byers Funeral Home, 2990 Church Street, South Mountain (613-989-3836) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. A Funeral Service will be held at the Mountain Township Agricultural Hall, 2967 Lough Road, South Mountain on Wednesday September 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. Interment Knights Cemetery. By family request donations may be made to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be made at


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    Kevin Guy says

    My deepest sympathy to the Rose family. I will always remember playing many minor hockey games in Winchester with Ken as a defense partner.

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    Ron Hass says

    Shirley,Jeremy and Geena and extended family!
    Our deepest sympathies go out to all of you. I wish our words could ease your great loss.

    I know he loved you all.

    He will truly be missed by all.

    Sydney, Bailey, Morgan, Kim & Ron Hass

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    Linda and Andy Laverie says

    So sorry for your loss… We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers

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    richard ferland says

    To Shirley and family
    C’est avec stupéfaction que nous avons appris le décès subit de Ken.

    Même s’il y a longtemps que nous nous sommes vus, le réseau d’éleveurs demeure aussi un beau réseau d’amitiés et de liens sincères qui font que son départ nous attriste profondément.

    Nous pensons à vous en ces jours difficiles et espérons que vous aurez autour de vous tout le soutien nécessaire pour passer au travers cette épreuve.

    Nos plus sincères condoléances.

    Odette et Richard Ferland

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    Lynn Lee says

    My heart is broken for you and the kids.Ken is a man that I held very very high in the Ayrshire world. Y’all have bred such high quality and outstanding animals over the years. Ken was a man that always made time to talk with me when I was in his presents.I will miss his great wisdom.

    Yours Truly

    Lynn Lee

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    Joanne Sidorchuk says

    Shirley, Jeremy, Geena, Elizabeth, and Family~
    I cannot find any words that will ease your pain or express the sadness I feel for your loss. Please feel the love and support of your family and friends, and know that we are here to be called upon at anytime to help out, give a hug, listen to your sorrow or just sit in silence beside you.

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    Kim Milne (Imrie) says

    My condolences Shirley, Jeremy and Geena. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Ryan, Kirsten, Sarah and Kim

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    Gayle MacLennan says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bert, Gayle (Simmons) MacLennan

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    Sheila Jordan says

    Dear Shirley and family…

    No words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.


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    Major Neal Matthews says

    I haven’t seen Ken since our High School days. Always recalled him as a decent guy and good friend from my youth. My thoughts to your family, Ken.

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    Ann MacLeod says

    Our thoughts are with you all. I am so appreciative of our many found memories and laughs as children playing with our cousins in the farm house, fields and the barn. Ken has inspired so many people through out his life.

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    Kent Allen says

    Ken certainly made life interesting. Going to Madison in the late eighties, on the top deck of a cattle truck was quite an experience with him. 36 hours I have never forgotten!3f

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    Russell G Gammon says

    Shirley and family: What a terrible shock to hear about Ken. He was such a talented and hard-working man and so engaged in his life as a farmer, dairy producer and Ayrshire breeder. He leaves a huge legacy. Blessings of comfort and strength to you all.

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    Alex Cumming says

    I couldn’t help but think about the many times I spent with Kenny traveling and or attending meetings. The thing that struck me the most was that he always had nothing but the highest praise for the character and accomplishments of his wife and children…something we all could learn from. Rest in knowing that.

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    Isabel Cheney says

    Shirley and family, I am so sorry for your loss, may you find peace and comfort in knowing that there are many people that care deeply for you, your family will be in my prayers

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    Annic Coupal says

    Shirley and family,
    I am saddened to hear of your sudden loss. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

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    David Warren says

    Shirley, Jeremy and Geena….we send our most heartfelt condolences to you all on your recent loss of Ken…. Dave, Cathie, Leigh and Jenna Warren

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    Debbie Westenbroek says

    Shirley and Family

    My heart goes out to you. I know that there will be difficult days ahead of all of you. Remember the good times that you all shared as a family as having heard you at work, and having known Ken, were many. Also, lean on your family and friends. Prayers for strength. Talk to you at work. Your friend and coworker, Debbie

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    Marcia Foster says

    My deepest sympathy, Shirley, in the loss of your husband. May you be upheld by the love and support of family and friends and heal in the memories of cherished moments.

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    Susie (Baker) Floresco says

    Dear Shirley

    My heart hurts for you – and I know that it’s nothing compared to the anguish of your loss.

    Sending loving thoughts to you and yours.



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    Willyan & Andia de Jong says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .

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    jose aquino says


    On behalf of myself, and the other radiologists of OHRIA ,sincere condolences for you and your family.

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    Jacquie Rose says

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of yu all at this difficult time.

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    Mary Ferguson says

    Dear Shirley, Jeremy and Geena:
    It is with profound sadness that I extend these thoughts and prayers to you all. Ken was one of my favourite patients and I always enjoyed our many visits and his positive smile and encouraging words. I loved how he always used people’s names when speaking to them. He loved his family and was very proud of all of you. He told me about taking his Mom out for lunch and how he enjoyed their time together. May God grant you His peace during this difficult season in your lives. I am so, so sorry. Hugs: Mary Ferguson

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    Brian Patty and Tinkler Family says

    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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    Jennifer Barkley says

    My deepest sympathy Shirley to you and your family at this most difficult time. May you find strength and comfort in all those who surround you in the days to come.
    Jennifer Barkley (former co-worker)

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    Linda Ross says

    Shirley Jeremy and Geena,
    My heart goes out to you during this unhappy time. Know that I am thinking of you, and will help in any way possible.

    May memories of Ken’s life, filled with laughter, love and hard work give you comfort.

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    Colleen (Coco) & Jack Weedmark says

    Sad to hear of Ken’s passing, sympathies to all the families.

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    Ian Hammond says

    Dear Shirley and children,

    Please accept my deepest condolences on the death of your husband and father. I know that I speak for all of the radiologists at WDMH in telling you how much your excelent judgement and hard work are appreciated. Our thoughts are with you.

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    Devon Morrow says

    Deepest Sympathy to the Rose and Ray families!

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    Dave ,MayLynne and Alex Hendsbee says

    Ken and the family have been in our thoughts since we heard the news .Ken helped make Alex the man he is becoming with his coaching and freindship and will be loved by our family for this .

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    Brenda, Bob, Laura & Matt Jarvis says

    Shirley, Jeremy, Geena & family, we are very saddened to hear of your loss and would like to express our sincere condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Kathy Patterson says

    Dear Shirley & Family,

    My deepest sympathies to you and your family. So sad to hear about your sudden loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.


    Kathy Patterson


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    Jen Fontaine says

    Shirley and family, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathies go out to you in this sad time.

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    Harold&Barbara Rader says

    We were sadden to see the passing of Ken and wanted to let you know that we felt a wonderful friendship had just begun only year&1/2 ago,but seemed like we knew him fora lifetime. Being at your farm twice once to see the herd and purchase a calf Viva & the other to pick her up was such a great experience just talking & laughing with this happy go lucky fellow that could warm anyone’s heart in a matter of minutes!!as a matter of fact we had planned to call after next week to let him know the results of A-A show & possibly make another visit.Our hearts reach out to all of you now & in the days to come.Treasure the milestones of memories that you were all able to have with him as ours are much shorter,but seem like we’ve know him forever.His Canadian yea,smile from ear to ear,chuckle & all his knowledge of the herd & the firm handshake when we departed will always remain with us.We still would like to keep in Touch and with each passing day may your sorrow be lessened and your memories will grow much stronger……our deepest sympathy USA,PA Ayrshire friends,Harold&Barbara Rader

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    Victoria, Jorde and Peyton Hess says

    We are so sorry to hear of Ken’s sudden passing! Out thoughts and prayers are with you in the difficult time.

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    sue and phil watson and family says

    We were very saddened to receive word of Ken’s passing. We offer our condolences to all the family. We have not connected for a while but thoughts went back to Nationview School and 4H projects. Also happenings at the Royal in TO. You are a great family. It will take time to mend but please know that your are very much in our thoughts.
    Sincerely Sue and Phil

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    Joanne & Brad Sweet says

    We are very sad to hear of Kens passing, we enjoyed spending time with you both on the Carribean Cruise. Our Thoughts are with you Shirley during this difficult time.

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