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Richard Thomas Rose
Age 86 years and 4 months
Died at Pleasant View Towers, St. John’s
Died March 16, 2023 at 5:35 p.m.
Tommy was a brilliant visionary who saw what he wanted and made it happen. He made his dreams come true! Growing up humbly in a small community (St. Carol’s) he knew what being poor entailed. His determination, work ethic and stubbornness served him well whereby his dreams became his reality many many times in life.
Particularly in 1989 his dreams and hard work collided and he was the proud owner of the “Cape Cordell” which was a multi-purpose fishing vessel. Cape Cordell continued to help Tommy realize his dreams and goals in life in an absolute manner.
He was a generous man. He made sure his family was well taken care of as well as helping many people along the way!
Sylvia was the apple of his eye. He loved her for 66 years. Right to his last days his affection and love for Sylvia was notable.
His family knows he is likely fishing with Jesus and the disciples today. Tommy everyone hates that you are gone but we are happy you are home free and painless. We will always love and miss you until we meet again.
Tommy spent forty plus years fishing during which time he owned several long liners (co-owner of Reliable One, owner of Gulf Stream, Rose Venture and Cape Cordell). He enjoyed gardening, ski-dooing, going in the woods to cut firewood, going out in speed boat and hunting turrs, and there was moose hunting in the Fall. He loved to have a great meal with family and friends. You could hear him making wisecracks and laughing lots of times at himself like the time he went to a business dinner at a restaurant and noticed this white stuff in a bowl. He had no idea what it was. He took a big forkful of the white stuff and started to eat. Well…the intense pain and his watering eyes made him swallow quickly as it was “hot horseradish”. We still remember the laughter as he told his story.
Tommy is survived by his wife Sylvia, daughters Marilyn and Valma and sons Lorne and Todd, and daughter-in laws and son-in laws as well as grandchildren and great grandchildren, siblings and other assorted family and caring friends.
Tommy is preceded in death by son Owen, father Thomas and mother Elizabeth, brothers Malcolm, Isaac and Ralph and sister blanche.
Special thanks to Liz Kane who diligently cared for Tommy daily for 4 years, Nurse Practitioner Mary at Pleasant View Towers and nursing staff.
Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Sunday, March 19 and Monday, March 20 from 2-4 p.m. Funeral service will be held from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, March 21 at 2 p.m. with interment to follow at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Blackmarsh Road. The service will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend.
Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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329 Freshwater Road
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