Rose Lillian was born to John and Christina Hoffer in Regina, Saskatchewan on November 7, 1929. Rose had 3 sisters Dianna, Elsie and Pearl; 2 brothers Johnny and Ben. Rose attended grade 1 at Peerless school, grades 2 to 9 at Stoney Acers school and for her grade 10 year moved to Cupar to attend school and be a nanny. During her grade 10 year she moved back home to help her parents with the farm and her siblings.
She worked at Kelvington Hotel, Smith’s Café in Endeavour, Ning’s Café and the Golden West Hotel in Preeceville. During spring and fall Rose also helped area farmers with planting and harvest, especially Uncle Tony and Auntie Lena Hartl.
Rose met and fell in love with Peter Steppan, they were married on October 19, 1949. Together they raised a bushel of kids…. Brian, Bruce, Daniel, Wayne, Bradley, Warren and Melody. Rose and Peter farmed in the Rockford district until Brad and Carol took over the family farm. They then purchased a home and moved to Preeceville in 1994.
Rose was very active with Ketchen Lake Bible Camp, Crystal Lake Bible camp, The Gideon’s, church activities, too numerous to list, and visiting many, many friends they met along the way.
Rose spent countless hours lovingly making quilts for her kids, grandkids and great grandkids. They will always be cherished.
She is predeceased by beloved husband Peter; her parents John and Christina; brothers Ben and Johnny; and son Bruce.
Rose leaves to cherish her memory her children Brian (Margaret), Daniel (Margaret), Wayne (Carol), Brad (Carol), Warren (Val), Melody (Dale), and Laurie. Her 22 grandchildren, a great many great grandchildren, and numerous family and friends.
The Funeral Service was held on July 11, 2021 in the Endeavour Fellowship Chapel, Endeavour, SK with Pastor Bradley Steppan officiating. Tributes were shared by Rose’s Family. The interment followed in the Rockford Community Cemetery with Stephanie, Raschelle, Melinda, Kristie, Kirby, Ashley, Jessica, Jenna, Heidi and Stacey serving as casket bearers. Memorial donations may be made to Ketchen Lake Bible Camp or to the Gideon’s as gifts of remembrance. Messages of condolence may be shared at preecevillefuneralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Preeceville Funeral Home.
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