In Memory Of


James Albert Rose

Mar 31, 1931 - Jan 21, 2021


Wednesday, September 8, 2021
1:00 pm
Chapel of the Rocky Funeral Home, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta


Pine Grove Cemetery


Memorial Donations in Jim's name maybe made to the Cancer Society or the Legion Poppy Fund.


Rose, James Albert


On January 21st, 2021 Sgt. James Albert Rose passed away after a vicious battle with cancer. How do you describe Jim’s life in a paragraph? Jim served his country with the PPCLI between serving in the Korean war, Vietnam, Germany, Cyprus as well as other deployments around the world. On September 12th, 1963 Jim successfully completed Ranger special forces training in Fort Benning, Georgia. Before military service Jim worked the trap lines of Northern Saskatchewan with his brothers and then went to the Klondike to work the river boats.

Jim’s life started in motion from the moment of his birth, March 31st, 1931, on the train that left from Edmonton heading towards Tisdale, Sask. Who knew that when he grew up, he’d travel to distance parts of the world? Jim had 4 brothers and 2 sisters, Ruth, Wes, Cliff, Dave, Donna and Wayne.

Jim is predeceased by his parents John and Martha Rose, along with his wife of 40 years Jean Ella Rose and his second wife Sylvia Rose.

Jim has three children Christine Anne, Patricia Colleen and Gordon Douglas. Jim has seven grandchildren Christy, Stephen, Kathryn, Ian, Neil, Kailynn and Teagan. Jim had several nieces, nephews and even more friends. He will be greatly missed by all.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Chapel of the Rocky Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 1:00pm.

Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements, 403 845 2626


Ellen Greeley :

Jim and my husband Bill Greeley met in Korea and became great friends. We had many good times when stationed in Griesbach, Edmonton. We attended their wedding (Jean) and watched their family grow. We visited them when they moved to Calgary and Rocky Mountain House. We had an emotional visit with them just before Jean passed away. When Jim married Sylvia a few years later we had many good visits with them too.
Jim was an unique gentleman, much like my husband. When God created those two gentlemen
He threw away the keys.

Wendy Patterson:

My condolence to Uncle Jim's family. Many fond memories of Uncle Jim and his family, Learn lots about life with him. With that awesome smile making a dull day bright, also great sense of humor. His days I often thought of hunting, fishing, camping and his days serving for our country were told
many times. R.I.P. Uncle Jim

Wendy Patterson:

My condolences to the Rose Family. Have lots of memories of him and Auntie, Jean. Uncle Jim also an avid hunter and spend some of it with my Dad. He also has a great sense of humor. He was nice to me because I was deaf. A many without discrimination, always there to answer any question I have.

Dave Rose:

Jim, brother Cliff and I played some really bad golf together, which I'll miss...a lot. He was unique, one of a kind, a considerate older brother. Who will we find now to sing "Abdul, the Bulbul Amir". Hard to say enough...a quote perhaps: "Star that gleams on a moss-grey stone, graven by those that love me-" R. Service, "Heart O' The North".

Donna Engstrom:

I miss you big brother!
Love your little sister.

Wayne Rose:

What can I say? My oldest brother, my boyhood hero, always kind and generous, especially to his mother, us, and then of course to his own family. The stories, yes the stories that inspired a fatherless boy growing up in small town Saskatchewan. My mother taught Sunday School at the original Pentecostal Church in White Fox, Saskatchewan and she would brag about her son who was in the army. There was nothing not to brag about. Fishing, camping, just spending time together talking about life and adventures, being taught how to do the basic survival things out in the wild.....these memories will last forever until we meet again dear brother. My heart is broken, but rest at peace in the arms of the Almighty.

Allan Hunter:

RIP Warrior. We Will Remember You!

Capt (Ret'd) Bill Dickson, CD:

When I was a young soldier in the 2nd Bn PPCLI, Jim was my Corporal. I never forget when we were on the Forced March Team in '59 in Wainwright. At the halfway point of the march I was on my knees throwing up. Jim grabbed me by my webbing , pulled me up and said, "Dickson, you fall out of the is race I'll ram this Sten gun down your throat!" What a guy!! I never forgot that. RIP Jumper.

Scott Seal:

As a former member of the British Parachute Regiment I’d like to express my condolences for a fellow Airborne Brother RIP on your last RV.

Vince Kennedy:

The Rose Family -
I write to express to the family the sincere condolences of the Patricias on the passing of Sergeant James Rose CD. Canada and the Regiment remember Jim's service, and your family I am sure are proud of that service. His story is a great one, an original, and he was one of the few Ranger tabs in the regiment. His name will be read in this year's list of the lost when we read that out this November 2021 in the Sacred Space in Beechwood, the National Military Cemetery, Ottawa. His name will also be listed in the 2021 edition of the Patrician’s Last Post section.
Should any of Jim's family want to maintain a connection with the Regiment, a gratis three year Memorial Membership in the PPCLI Association is available. Contact Mr Herb Kenny, the Membership Chairman, at, for details.
Thank you all.

Brigadier-General Vince Kennedy (Retired)
Colonel of the Regiment
Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

Tim Froning:

Will sorely miss our back nine chats at the course and am glad for getting to know you in the short time we had. Our sympathy to the family.

John Rheaume:

Quite the life and list of accomplishments. I never knew you however, RIP VP Airborne Ranger and thanks for your service this nation.

Allen Bruce:

Rest in peace Uncle Jim...I remember, as a kid, listening in awe to your stories about fishing and hunting and some of your deployments...gonna miss your sense of humor and that golden smile.

Marcel Beztilny:

A hard man, always with a big smile. RIP, Jim.

Daniel Scully:

RIP Jumper. Fair winds and soft landings.

Derek Rose:

A good life of a good man from a great generation with family, honor and adventure.
Thank you for your service, you will be remembered.
WO Rose D.B.

George and Heather Loomer:

Always enjoyed his smile!

Kevin Williams :

One heck of a man . RIP my old golf partner .

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