Rosario Bergado Yumul

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Rose van Blijenburgh on February 12th, 2011, after a valiant battle with Leukemia. She was 77 years young. Rose will be deeply missed by her husband, Maarten, her sons Victor and Karel, daughters-in-law May and Melissa, her grandchildren Vedder, Zaiya & grandson-to-be Felix, her sister Emily, and extended family and countless friends. Rose was born in Quezon City, The Philippines on June 16th, 1933, moved to Canada in 1967, and lived a beautiful life in Mission, BC. She is predeceased by her parents Victor Sr. and Trinidad, and her brother Victor Jr. Rose had a magnetic and vibrant personality that touched everyone she met.

A funeral service will be held at St. Joseph’s Parish at 32550 Seventh Avenue in Mission on Friday, February 18th, 2011 at 2:00pm. A reception will follow at 3:00 pm. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mission Memorial Hospital, Canadian Blood Services, or B.C. Cancer Society.

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