It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Phyllis "Rosalie" Tenderenda after a long and courageous battle with colon cancer on Nov.2, 2022. She was born in Caledonia Queens County NS. on Nov 13th, 1948 and was second of eight children to the late Robina and Walter Harrington of Nova Scotia.
Rosalie lived in the Silverwood-Fredericton area since her marriage on Dec 30 1972 after spending her youth in Glenholme NS. She is survived by her loving husband of 49yrs, Richard Tenderenda of York Care Nursing Home, her children Andrew Tenderenda and Anita Morrison (Stewart) both of Fredericton, and a multitude of relatives. Rosalie was a devoted wife, mother and proud grandmother.
Rosalie was always the one person family called when they needed help or advice on anything. She knew a little bit about everything, from what was going on in the family, financial advice, house and car repairs, cooking, to general life guidance. She became a second mom to many. She was a strong soul, who had a knack for making everyone feel heard and welcomed. She had a huge heart that seemed to be able to love everyone with patience beyond measure and would always lend an ear and help out when she could. She will be remembered for her good nature, internal strength, freely given hugs, and words of wisdom.
She worked for many years at Zellers. You would have heard her voice many a time over the PA and then with Glenna Rasley as her receptionist for over 20yrs until her retirement. She loved her family, visiting beaches in Liverpool NS, ice cream, movies, music, square dancing, a good game of cards, conversation over a cup of tea, baking nanaimo bars, cookies, banana breads, and all variety of foods, and most of all, as the true thrifty Scottish girl she was, she loved a good sale.
Stories, memories and condolences can be directed to the Chipman Funeral home, or York Care Nursing home. In lieu of flower donations we ask you donate blood if you can, with a special thank you to all the donors who gave in the past that allowed us to keep her a little longer. For those who can not, please donate to the charity of your choice. Special thanks to the staff of 3E at the Dr. Chalmers hospital for their wonderful care in her final days.
Per her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation will take place at the Chipman Funeral Home and interment will be at a later date in Nova Scotia. There will be a Service of Remembrance held on Tuesday, November 15th at 7pm at Holy Family Church - St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish 1500 Hanwell Road, and will be live broadcast for those who can not attend.
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Arrangements are in the compassionate care of Chipman Funeral Home & Crematorium (339-6612).