A resident of Chatham, Rosemary Brodie passed away peacefully at the Chatham-Kent Hospice with her loving family at her side on Monday, May 30, 2022 at the age of 91.
Born in Chatham, Rosemary was the daughter of the late Roy and Stella Kehoe and her beloved birth mother Josephine (Lozon) Kehoe.
Adored wife of the late Vern Brodie (2011). They began their love affair on the local skating rink, and they were happily married for 62 years.
Cherished mother of Susan Brodie, Scott Brodie (Julie) and Alleta Schiller (Vince).
Exceptionally proud Grandma to Dylan Brodie, Deacon Brodie, Nick Schiller, Jack Schiller, Holly Demers, Jay Renaud and Matt Schiller.
Great-Grandma to Maddox, Story, Olivia, Dakota, Natalie and Maya.
Dear sister to Jean McTavish (late Ray), Linda Boel (Ted), Jessica Fox (Mike), Dale Donna "DD" Jansens (Chris), Denis Kehoe (Leslie), and Greg Kehoe.
Also missed by nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.
Rosemary worked in numerous sales jobs in textiles, later managing the Polka Dot Fabric Store.
At age 50, Rosemary founded Rosemary's Ladies Wear on King Street, which she ran successfully and proudly for over 25 years, displaying her work ethic and tenacity for success. Over the years Rosemary built many lasting friendships within the business community and customers.
She was a talented seamstress, having made numerous skating dresses and clothes for her daughters over the years. She was an integral part in starting the Chatham Figure Skating Club.
Rosemary will be remembered for the love and pride she had for her family.
As per Rosemary's wishes, a private family service will be held with interment to follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery.
Donations made in memory of Rosemary to the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation would be appreciated.
Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com
McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, 519-351-2040