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Rose (Keagan) Caldwell

February 15, 1948 ~ October 19, 2019 (age 71)



Veronica Rose Caldwell

North Sydney

February 15, 1948 - October 19, 2019


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our loving mother, sister and friend Rose.

Born in North Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Marion (McCarthy) Keagan.

Rose is survived by her three daughters, Tracey (Sandy), Lisa (Percy) and Alana; step son, Darrell Roland; her grandchildren, Mitchell, Rebecca, Emily, Jeoffory, Morgan, Brandon, Nicholas, Lucas and Great grandchildren Maxim, Abigail and Lily.

Rose is also survived by her sister Mim, Brothers George (Joanne), Douglas (Patricia) and Peter. Sisters in Law, Mary Ellen, Bernadette, Linda (Armond), Betty (Carl), Brother in law Stewart (Gret) as well as many nieces and nephew.

Besides her parents, Rose was predeceased by her husbands, John Penny and Allen Caldwell, sons John and Edward. Granddaughter Bailey, Brothers Michael "Pete", Charlie, Edward (Marilyn), brother in law Donnie (Maisie) and her niece Kelsey Keeling.

Rose worked for several years at the Cape Breton Hospital where she formed many long-lasting friendships with her co-workers.  She spent many weekends with her best friend Isobel relaxing with her Washabuck family.

Special thanks to Dr. Waver and staff for their compassion and care.

In keeping with Rose’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service.

Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney.

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