A resident of the Hartford Home in Morrisburg for the past six months, Rose “Bernie” Sisty passed away at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Sunday, November 11, 2012. She was 90.
Rose was born in Preeceville, Saskatchewan, on September 18, 1922, to her parents Ole and Theodora Bjornstad (nee Tesluck).
Rose served as a chef in the Canadian Air Force from 1939-1945, and while she was stationed in Saskatchewan, she met Dominic “Cooke” Sisty. Eventually, they got married and had two daughters, Pat and Joan.
Rose worked as an interpreter at Upper Canada Village, and she was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 370 in Iroquois for many years.
She will be sadly missed by the ladies of her various sewing circles and the many people she touched during her 50 years in Iroquois.
Rose is survived by her daughters Pat (Carole) of Cornwall and Joan Anderson of Ottawa, her granddaughter Inika Anderson (Rob) of Ottawa and her brother Orville Bjornstad of Preeceville, Saskatchewan.
She was predeceased by her husband Dominic “Cooke” Sisty and her sisters Olga Copsey and Jennie Haddad.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Iroquois, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Legion service was held on Tuesday evening at 6:45 p.m.
The funeral service was held at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 14th at 1 p.m., with Rev. Janet Evans officiating.
Interment followed at Iroquois Point Cemetery. Pallbearers were Rob Chaput, Eric Vallee, Danny McLaughlin and David Lapier.
Donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.