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Henry Clifford (Hank) Rosen


Stoker 1st Class, RCNVR


Born: 19 Jul 1925, Fort Frances, Ontario


Died: 16 May 2004


ROSEN, Henry Clifford (Hank) - It is with heavy heart and sadness we announce the death of our beloved husband, dad, papa and friend who slipped away quietly with his family beside him on May 16, 2004, after a short battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving family: wife, friend and partner Helena; Janie (Gene) Gamache; Jeffrey (Kim) Rosen; Leslee (Stephen) Smith; Bradley (Veronica) Wickham; the love of his life, his granddaughters, Gianna (Lance) MacKinnon, Elana Gamache, Evann Wickham and the "boys" as he called his grandsons, Trevor and Nicholas Rosen and Josh Smith; the "apple of his eye" great-granddaughter Emilie MacKinnon (age 20 months) and a new brother or sister for her due in August; also survived by brother Nels (Mary) Rosen and family, sister-in-law Ruby Raincock and family, and many relatives in Canada, USA, Sweden and Europe. Hank was born in Fort Frances, Ontario on July 19, 1925. His family moved from there to New Westminster, BC when he was sixteen years old where he attended Trapp Technical School. He joined the navy at age seventeen and served on the minesweeper, HMCS NORANDA. He was discharged in 1945. He was a life member of the Coquitlam Legion and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Hank was also one of the original "Old Timers Hockey" members of the Coquitlam Ambassadors, which took him to many different tournaments with the Hi-Lite International Tournament in Japan! Hank had a way with people wherever he went and enjoyed a good party and camaraderie with everyone. He enjoyed his work with the district of Coquitlam for 35 years and retired a few years later to Penticton, which he "loved", but he still had a yen for Coquitlam. In keeping with Hank's wishes, a Celebration of his life will be held at the Coquitlam Legion Hall, 1025 Ridgeway Ave., Coquitlam, on Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 1:30pm. In lieu of flowers, tributes to the Cancer Society or the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. We love you always "Papa".  (Vancouver Sun 18 May 2004)


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