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Rose Marie Irene (nee: Banack) Neilson


Neilson, Rose vintage edited

1950 – 2020


It is with profound sadness that the family of Rose Marie Irene (Banack) Neilson announces her peaceful passing on March 19, 2020, at the age of 69 years.


Rose was born on July 16, 1950, in Camrose, Alberta. Among her many talents were sewing, knitting, cross stitches, quilting, flower arranging and ballroom dancing. She also loved the outdoors, and in the summer spent many weekends enjoying her family while out camping and fishing. When it was too cold to be outdoors, she’d love to bake cookies, make tea, and throw on a Disney movie or figure skating while creating something with her sewing machine. She was a dedicated blood donor and would even donate platelets.


She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 42 years, Bob; children, Jennifer (Paul) and Cory (Emilee) and five grandchildren. She will also be missed by numerous relatives and friends.


In light of the escalating health crisis, travel restrictions and government guidelines, the family has had to accept that we are currently unable to give Rose the send-off that she deserves. A Celebration of Life will be planned at a later date.



To send condolences, please visit


Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home

St. Albert Chapel

(780) 458-2222