Brian Murray Rose (ne McCarthy) passed away in Kentville, NS, on April 12, 2023. Brian was born August 28, 1949, and raised in the Fort Garry area of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
An eager member of the Boy Scouts and of Winnipeg-area little league baseball, Brian eventually worked as a bus driver and carpenter before finding a long career as a meat cutter. Moving to the East Coast in the 1970s, Brian settled on the South Shore where he worked for a succession of country grocery stores in Chester, Bridgewater, and Lunenburg, retiring from Scotia Trawler (Foodland) in his sixties. If you ate the local Germanic pâté Lunenburg Pudding anytime in the first decade of the 21st century, there’s a decent chance Brian made it for you.
Solitary by nature, Brian kept a small circle of dear friends. He lived for blues music, old westerns, hardboiled detective novels, and science fiction. Self-taught in areas ranging from carpentry to astronomy to radio repair, he had an engineer’s keen mind for how things worked. He loved animals, and accepted people with gentleness and patience.
Brian is predeceased by his parents, Marjorie and William (both of Winnipeg)' his brother, David Rose (Winnipeg) and his daughter, Lisa McPhaden (Winnipeg).
Survived by his sister, Kerol Rose (Emanuel Jannasch); by three children: Michael McPhaden (Christine Horne), Jacob Rose/Mooney (Alexis von Konigslow) and Caitlin Rose (Bruce McGaw), and by four grandchildren: Jack, Oliver, Dorothy, and Elliot. Brian’s family would like to thank the staff at Orchard Court Nursing Home for their support, friendliness, and honesty.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook, NS, B4R 1B9 (902-679-2822).