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Laura Roske

March 8, 1944 ~ July 5, 2017

Laura Roske

Laura, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and good friend passed away peacefully on July 5, 2017, at Whitehorse General Hospital.

Laura was born in Wadena, SK on March 8th, 1944 and grew up in Southey, SK. She attended Teachers’ College in Regina, SK. The Roske family moved to Whitehorse in the winter of 1974. Laura retired from teaching in 2004. Family was blessed to see Laura and Harvey celebrate their 54th Wedding Anniversary on June 29th.

Laura enjoyed spending time with family and friends at Ladies Hospital Auxiliary, Writers’ Circle, swimming pool, Retired Teachers Association, and Whitehorse Baptist Church. Laura’s kind and gentle spirit will be remembered by all those whose lives she touched.

Laura is survived by her husband, Harvey; children Benita (Keith) Parkkari, Peter (Carolyn), Jason (Krista); three grandchildren (Kordel, Isabel and Kate), and special four-footed family member, Titan; sisters Esther (Bob) McNeill and Sandra (Al) Edey; numerous nieces and nephews and special family friends Pete and Marg McCracken and family.

A Memorial Service for Laura Roske will be held in the Town Hall Room at the Best Western Gold Rush Inn on Monday July 10, 2017 at 3 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ladies Hospital Auxiliary or a charity of your choice.


Comments (1)
  • 8 July 2017

    I was privileged to have taught with Laura at Selkirk Elementary. She taught and guided me through the beginning of my teaching career. An amazing teacher who provided students with understanding and guidance through their elementary years. I was blessed with her kindness, support, direction and friendship during my years of teaching. I will miss her smiles, kindness, practicality, caring, sense of humour and friendship.

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