Roseanne Kervin

Roseanne Kervin(Koko) Louise (nee Sinclair)

February 4, 1940 – April 29, 2012

Daughter of William Charles Sinclair and Mary Alice Sinclair (Crandall); sister to Adeline, Margaret, Edward, Lloyd, Henry, Dorothy, Marion, Lola and Bill and numerous aunties, cousins and friends too numerous to individualize. Mother to amazing artist, blues guitarist, her handsome son, William Todd Kervin. Sweet Momma to her “rotten kid” Chadwick Allen Kervin, and loving mother to “Fawny” Fanika-Daniele Podlesnik Kervin. Loving KOKO to Isaiah Drake Podlesnik Kervin her one and only grandchild, best friend to Ron Schmitke and Lilyanne Louise Podlesnik.

Our hearts greatly mourn Roseanne’s crossing over. Joy overflows knowing that her pain is no more. Peace reigns fully as she dances with her forefathers, foremothers, brothers, sisters and son. Contentment resides within knowing her decision to love and accept the Creator and his Son.

Roseanne was strikingly beautiful inside and out, so beautiful in fact that she won a beauty pageant in Bonneville and led the parade riding a horse. Strong heart of gold, generous giver to all, her unending generosity will be felt forever…be thankful and grateful to her if she ever touched you with love.

Roseanne’s excellent work ethic was a rarity in this day and age. She started her careers ironing shirts for the Canadian Military at C.F.B Cold Lake. She moved to Edmonton and worked at the Charles Camsell Hospital as a nurse’s aide. After that she spent some years working for Celanese. Diverse with ambition, Alberta Trucking/City of Edmonton, took Roseanne on as an apprentice welder. After turning her gaze to studies, she found herself employed at Alberta Hospital Edmonton. During her 32 years of dedicated and joyful service, she tested numerous departments. She found her niche in the admitting department. Her lovely heart and jovial personality illuminated the workplace like a summer sunrise. You know Roseanne was on shift when laughter was heard emanating from the admitting desk by the many co-workers who respected and congregated around her to absorb Roseanne’s pure sense of humour.

This most amazing woman was an accomplished performance artist, jigging her way across Alberta, gathering hundreds of trophies mostly 1st place, and winning many prizes. Her hand created an astounding number of crochet blankets, which of course, those who know Roseanne’s generosity were given with love.

I, Chadwick Allen Kervin, her last son, beautiful wife Fanika-Daniele Podlesnik Kervin, the daughter she always wanted and her grandson, Isaiah Drake Podlesnik Kervin, will always miss Sweet Momma. We have joy in our heart and spirit knowing that she is with her family on the other side, and she is pain – free!

With deepest gratitude, we would like to sincerely thank the entire staff at the Misericordia Hospital, especially the 7th floor staff for all their professional service. If you ever visit Port Hardy, come and say hi to the Kervin’s.

Roseanne Louise Sinclair Kervin… Mourn her…Remember her in your hearts.

A Celebration took place on Friday, May 4, 2012 from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the chapel of Howard & McBride Westlawn, 16310 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton where a funeral service was held on Saturday, May 5 at 10:00 a.m. Internment took place at the Holy Cross Cemetery.

Footprints… “The Lord replied, My precious, precious child. I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you only see one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you…”

Roseanne generously said those who attended her Celebration of Life… Her last act of generosity.

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