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Makhan, Rosemary (née Rosemary Brown) (Died on 26 Jan 2014)
appeared in Oakville Beaver, 29 Jan 2014, p. 15

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MAKHAN, Rosemary (Brown) Born and raised in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia to the late Ruth and Calvin Brown, Rosemary passed away suddenly on January 26, 2014 in her 69th year. Predeceased by her son Kenneth and brother Morris, Rosemary is survived by her husband of 47 years Chris, daughter Candice, brothers Leonard and Stephen, dear friend Margaret, as well as many friends, cousins, nieces and nephews. Rosemary moved to Halton Region from Nova Scotia, where she worked and raised her family while enjoying summers at Cameron cottage on the shores of Lake Huron. Rosemary's love of sewing and fabric led her to Acadia University where she obtained her B.Sc. in Home Economics. In addition, she graduated from the Home Economics programs at Nova Scotia Teachers College and the Ontario College of Education. She taught high school Family Studies for many years before starting her family. Rosemary learned quilt making from her mother Ruth; an interest that was later rekindled when she made a baby quilt for her daughter, Candice. In 1977, Rosemary founded the Halton Quilters' Guild and went on to win many awards for her beautiful quilts. A gifted artisan, she turned her passion in to a career, lecturing and teaching, as well as publishing several books and patterns through That Patchwork Place and under her own label, Quilts by Rosemary. She will be fondly remembered for her calm and gentle nature. Always compassionate and caring, Rosemary supported many causes, including Yonge Street Mission, Acts of Kindness, Halton Women's Place and others. After her son's struggle with mental illness, she actively supported the Schizophrenia Society, organizing the donation of a quilt made by members of the Halton Quilters' Guild using one of her award-winning patterns. The quilt was used as the prize in a raffle to raise funds for the society. Rosemary's kindness continues to be extended to others through the Trillium Gift of Life Network. Cremation has taken place. Friends may attend at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line, (one stoplight north of QEW), BURLINGTON, 905-632-3333 for visitation on Friday, January 31, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. and a Service and Celebration of her life on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 1 p.m. Reception to follow. www.smithsfh.com.

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29 Jan 2014
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26 Jan 2014
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    Latitude: 43.4473682625124 Longitude: -79.6665048808289
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Makhan, Rosemary (née Rosemary Brown) (Died on 26 Jan 2014)