It is with heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our social butterfly, Rosa Wheatley, on Monday, July 17, 2023.


It is difficult to describe what made Rosa so special, but if you had the privilege of knowing her, you understand. She genuinely loved people. She was proud to be a long-time resident of Wawa and enjoyed giving back to her community. She taught us the power of kindness and generosity, that you are never too old to learn something new and to do what makes you happy.


Rosa brought light, love and sparkle into all of our lives. She will be missed by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, siblings, honorary family and numerous friends.


A visitation will be held at the First United Church on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. until the Celebration of her life at 2:00 pm with Mrs. Lorna Chiupka officiating.

Following the celebration of life, you are welcome to join us for light refreshments at 59 Broadway Avenue, Wawa, ON.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Lady Dunn Health Centre.

(Arrangements entrusted to Kerry Funeral Home, Wawa.


  1. So very sorry for your loss. Rosa was a wonderful lady who had style and class but more than that she was kind and generous to a fault! Rosa had a way of making people feel comfortable around her and she will be missed by all who knew her.

  2. Dave and Tracy Blackmore

    so sorry to hear about Rosa passing, she was such a nice woman and always had a kind word for everyone she met. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  3. Awe, so sad to hear this. She was a beautiful lady. My condolences to family and friends.
    She will be missed.

  4. Judy Lessard (Orr)

    Deepest condolences. Ross was a great lady and I will miss seeing her about town

  5. Sorry to hear about Rosa! She was a wonderful and elegant lady with a great smile.

  6. Jude charbonneau

    So sorry to hear this news. She was special. Sincere condolences to all the family.

  7. Rosa was a true rose of many colors. She could paint a room with smiles the moment she walked into a room. One of the most friendly faces in this town. RIP Rosa you will truly be missed by so many.

  8. Donald & Gabrielle landry

    We are dipply sorrows for the familly to lose a good person like Rosa ,we knew her senses herby in 1970 and each time we’ve seen her she’s ad a big smile and ad a few words to say, she’s was very pleasant ,goodbye Rosa