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Rosewarne Gord and JeanROSEWARNE, Gordon Earle and Jean Adele (Golden) - Jean died peacefully on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Muskoka Hills Retirement Villa at the age of 91. Gordon died peacefully on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the Huntsville Hospital at the age of 92.

Gord and Jean united in love and marriage on March 1, 1952. This year marks their 65th wedding anniversary.

Proud parents of Anne Sova and Sandra Rosewarne.

Jean is predeceased by her siblings Louise Verner, Georgette Golden, Betty Laut, Jack Golden and William (Bill) Golden. Gord is survived by his siblings Norm Rosewarne and Margaret Huckle.

Both are survived by many nieces and nephews.

Having deep family roots in Muskoka, Gord and Jean were born and raised in Bracebridge. In 1901, Gord's grandparents emigrated from Scotland to farm the land. Jean's parents emigrated from Ireland. Her father John G. Golden was a lumberman who operated logging camps in Algonquin Park and Golden City. As a land developer, Golden Beach Road was named after the Golden family in 1927. As a young adult, Gord worked alongside his father (Earle) and brother (Norm) at Muskoka Garage in Bracebridge. Gord was the owner of Gordon Motor Sales and Holiday Esso. He also delivered the Toronto Star daily to residents across Muskoka. Later in his career, he operated the Esso Gas Bar. Gord was a connector. He had a gift for remembering names and faces of his customers including cottagers and townspeople. Gord was a Rotarian and fundraiser. His hobbies included cars, garage sales and shopping. When he wasn't working, he spent almost all of his waking hours at the cottage on Golden Beach. Describing himself as a "naturalist", he embraced the waters and trees, gardening and feeding the chipmunks. Gord enjoyed tremendous camaraderie from his neighbours in town and at the lake. Having an inquiring mind, he was a voracious reader, philosopher and story teller. Gord had a quick smile and was charismatic to the end. "The main thing is to keep smiling", was his life advice to his daughters.

Jean attended the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. After graduation, she returned to her hometown and was employed at the Royal Bank. She helped Gord operate his businesses as a bookkeeper. Jean was a faithful member of the Bracebridge United Church. Music was her passion. Her life was centered on family and her "girls". She played the clarinet in the Muskoka Concert Band. Jean enjoyed playing bridge, reading Harlequin romance novels, cooking and baking fudge. She also loved cottage life. Always upbeat, Jean was strong willed, generous, giving and had a terrific sense of humour. Very content, she often commented she was "happy as a lark". Lives well lived.

Gordon and Jean will be honoured at a private family service. In the spring, they will be laid to rest, together in Bracebridge. 

Donations to Alzheimer Society of Muskoka and South Muskoka Hospital Foundation are welcome.

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Rosewarne Gord and JeanROSEWARNE, Gordon Earle and Jean Adele (Golden) - Jean died peacefully on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Muskoka Hills Retirement Villa at the age of 91. Gordon died peacefully on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the Huntsville Hospital at the age of 92.

Gord and Jean united in love and marriage on March 1, 1952. This year marks their 65th wedding anniversary.

Proud parents of Anne Sova and Sandra Rosewarne.

Jean is predeceased by her siblings Louise Verner, Georgette Golden, Betty Laut, Jack Golden and William (Bill) Golden. Gord is survived by his siblings Norm Rosewarne and Margaret Huckle.

Both are survived by many nieces and nephews.

Having deep family roots in Muskoka, Gord and Jean were born and raised in Bracebridge. In 1901, Gord's grandparents emigrated from Scotland to farm the land. Jean's parents emigrated from Ireland. Her father John G. Golden was a lumberman who operated logging camps in Algonquin Park and Golden City. As a land developer, Golden Beach Road was named after the Golden family in 1927. As a young adult, Gord worked alongside his father (Earle) and brother (Norm) at Muskoka Garage in Bracebridge. Gord was the owner of Gordon Motor Sales and Holiday Esso. He also delivered the Toronto Star daily to residents across Muskoka. Later in his career, he operated the Esso Gas Bar. Gord was a connector. He had a gift for remembering names and faces of his customers including cottagers and townspeople. Gord was a Rotarian and fundraiser. His hobbies included cars, garage sales and shopping. When he wasn't working, he spent almost all of his waking hours at the cottage on Golden Beach. Describing himself as a "naturalist", he embraced the waters and trees, gardening and feeding the chipmunks. Gord enjoyed tremendous camaraderie from his neighbours in town and at the lake. Having an inquiring mind, he was a voracious reader, philosopher and story teller. Gord had a quick smile and was charismatic to the end. "The main thing is to keep smiling", was his life advice to his daughters.

Jean attended the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. After graduation, she returned to her hometown and was employed at the Royal Bank. She helped Gord operate his businesses as a bookkeeper. Jean was a faithful member of the Bracebridge United Church. Music was her passion. Her life was centered on family and her "girls". She played the clarinet in the Muskoka Concert Band. Jean enjoyed playing bridge, reading Harlequin romance novels, cooking and baking fudge. She also loved cottage life. Always upbeat, Jean was strong willed, generous, giving and had a terrific sense of humour. Very content, she often commented she was "happy as a lark". Lives well lived.

Gordon and Jean will be honoured at a private family service. In the spring, they will be laid to rest, together in Bracebridge. 

Donations to Alzheimer Society of Muskoka and South Muskoka Hospital Foundation are welcome.

SimcoeObituaries.com

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