Rose Josephine Carleton (nee Salloum) passed away peacefully April 29, 2020 with family by her side. She was born August 5, 1926 on the family farm near Gouverneur, Saskatchewan, the third of eight children; the first to be born in Canada, to hard working Lebanese immigrants. She married Alex Carleton in July of 1954, who preceded her death in 2016. Rose loved people, especially her large family. She could make anything taste great, feed the masses and was not happy unless everything was consumed. She shared her love of foods and crafts with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Crocheting afghans, needlepoint, sewing and gardening were her hobbies. She was quick with the wit, nursery rhymes and memorized verse. She taught us to be kind and proud; that everyone was equal and you could do anything if you put hard work and your mind to it. Her life was a living example of Ephesians 4:32-"And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ." For many years Rose stayed at home raising her kids then went on to run the Carmel Coffee Shop in downtown Swift Current. She made many lifelong friends from the Pharmacy, Doctor's Office, Law Offices, Barber Shop and surrounding businesses; as well as many Monday specials for her customer's to enjoy. She was a lifelong member of the F.O.E. Eagles, Swift Current branch and enjoyed her time working alongside and catering banquets with the other members. Rose was preceded in death by her loving parents George and Shamse Salloum; brothers Eddie (Florence), Habeeb (Frieda), Fred (Anne) and Albert; her sister Phyllis McCallum and brother-in-law Al Salloum. She is survived by her friend Howard Heard; her sisters Helen (Salloum) and Mary (Jack McWhirter), brother-in-law Jim McCallum and sister-in-law Madeline Salloum; her daughters Debbie (Bob Tait), Diane (Doug Corrins), Mary-Lou (Dan Gates), Lisa (Darcy Tienkamp); her son Ed; and her cherished 15 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. We would like to thank the many friends and family that have offered their heartfelt condolences and prayers, as well as the staff and management at The Meadows in Swift Current who were so caring, and helped to make Mom's last month's comfortable. At this time, we will be having a small family service, and later, when it is safe to do so, a large celebration of life with friends and family. "Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound..." Donations in Rose's memory can be made to the: Lung Association, Saskatchewan, 1231 - 8th Street East, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7H 0S5. Warren's Funeral Home were entrusted with the arrangements. For further information call 306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy on the family tribute wall.
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Lung Association of Saskatchewan
1231 8th Street East, Saskatoon SK S7H 0S5