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Obituary for Richard "John" Rose


With deep sadness we announce the death of Richard John Rose, 68, of Mitchell, ON, on Monday, November 28, 2022, who having fought a brave battle with disease, departs to join loved ones who went before.

John was a kind, thoughtful, and loving husband to Karen Rose. A proud and dedicated father to Krista Knudsen (Ted) and Trevor Rose (Brooke). A delighted and involved grandfather of Benjamin Knudsen, Clara Rose, Elliott Knudsen, and Natalie Rose. A dear brother and dependable rock to Judy Jansen, Joanne Dawe (Brad), Jackie Wietersen (Dave) and brother-in-law of Marcy Rose-Mueller (Randy). He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews and their families. Remembered fondly by Karen's children Candace Balsdon, Shawn Balsdon (Leah), and grandchildren Hailey, Jak and Royce.

Predeceased by his beloved parents Donna (2021) and Laverne (1995) and brother Jeff (2006).

John worked at Canada Fab and Progressive Wood for over 25 years. He strongly believed in the importance of doing a job right, if you were going to do it at all.

John filled rooms with his laughter and was never happier than when he was with his family. An avid fan of sports, John spent much of his time playing and cheering on baseball and hockey. John could often be found at Mitchell Legion or the Mitchell Golf Course sharing a story and a beer with his friends.

Family and friends will be received at the Lockhart Funeral Home, 109 Montreal St., Mitchell on Saturday, December 3rd from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Those wishing to attend the visitation are asked to schedule a time at or by calling the funeral home at 519-348-8643. John's funeral service will be held Sunday, December 4th at 2:00 p.m. at Lockhart Funeral Home (scheduling not required for service).

Memorial donations to Arthritis Society Canada or SickKids Foundation would be appreciated and may be made at