24611 BartlettBartlett, Rosemary Jane….

Rosemary left in a state of peaceful equilibrium from St. Joseph’s Hospice Care in London, Ont., on December 05, 2014. Born in Toronto May 11, 1929. Beloved daughter of the late Emily Rose (Whittington) Bartlett and Fred Lamble Bartlett. Sister of the late David Bartlett and his widow, Betty, of Manotick. Aunt of Michael Bartlett and his wife Doreen, also of London, and of Peter Bartlett and his partner Rick Savage, of Nottingham, England. Following graduation, Rosemary worked for the Physical Education department of the Toronto Board of Education. She then moved to share her passion for elementary-level Phys Ed with student teachers at the London Teacher’s College. She returned to Toronto in 1975 with her beloved aid, “Mr. Whistle” to teach a new generation at Toronto’s Bedford Park Public School. She retired in 1986 and returned to London. Rosemary was a life-long volunteer, beginning with her service as President of the Queen’s Alma Mater Society in 1951-2, while concurrently a member of the varsity swimming team. She has since served in several Queen’s Alumni roles. In London, following retirement, she volunteered actively with the Women’s Auxiliary to Mission Services of London, the St. Joseph’s Breast Care Program, the Wesley-Knox and Colbourne Street United Churches, Northern Hospitality Meals, Muldrew Lake Cottagers’ Association and others. She became the proud owner of the 85-year-old family cottage that her father built on Muldrew Lake in Muskoka – she was canoe cargo en route to her first stay there at three months – where she subsequently enjoyed crafts, swimming and canoeing. She cherished time on the deck with family and friends. She was a mentor to many, including first-time swimmers and paddlers, knitting and craft enthusiasts, medical school interviewees, and volunteer teams providing support to the disadvantaged. She brought humour, enthusiasm, intelligence, practicality, goodwill, and grace to every gathering. Rosemary’s family celebrates the support received from friends, neighbours, and health care providers – particularly the remarkable team at St. Joseph’s Hospice Care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Fred Lamble Bartlett Memorial Award at Queen’s University, Mission Services of London, or the Wesley-Knox United Church. Visitation on Wednesday December 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. Funeral Service on Thursday December 11 at 11:00 am at Wesley-Knox United Church, 91 Askin Street, London. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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