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  • Rose Marie Burns

  • Passing Date:Tue, Sep 27 2022
  • Funeral Date:Sat, Nov 12 2022
  • Viewing:Friday, November 11, 2022 2-6 PM
  • Funeral Location:St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church
  • Resting Location:Bell's Funeral Home
  • Wishes:St. Mary's Restoration FundOne's choice
Rose Marie Burns (Grattan)
August 30, 1937 – September 27, 2022

It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Rose Marie Burns, wife of the late William (Bill) Burns, of Miramichi, NB at Miramichi Regional Hospital on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at the age of 85.

Born in Doyle’s Brook, Rose Marie was the daughter of the late Harry and Mary Ellen (Walsh) Grattan. Rose Marie was a member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. She was retired after a thirty-four-year career with Canada Post (Newcastle Post Office).

Rose Marie was a loving wife to Bill, and the two were rarely seen without each other. They enjoyed walking, stopping to join friends for coffee and being with family. She was a person of strong faith and a believer in the power of prayer. She could be found each day saying her rosary for all her many special intentions. Rose Marie was devoted to her family. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She would never miss a hockey, baseball, ringette game or a music recital and was so proud of all their accomplishments. Oh, how she adored her little great grandson, Otto.

Rose Marie liked tending to her flowers, playing cards, and bowling with her lady friends. She appreciated her Tim Horton’s coffee, blueberry muffins and regular lunches at the Kingsway. She loved shopping and had a great eye for fashion. She frequently attended the Miramichi Timberwolves hockey games and music nights at Ritchie Wharf. She enjoyed spending time with family at the cottage in Oak Point. She was a die-hard Maple Leafs fan with Darryl Sittler and Doug Gilmour being her all-time favourite players.

Rose Marie will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by son Gordon (Carla) of Miramichi, NB; daughter Judy Saunders (Tim) of Miramichi, NB; grandchildren, Spencer (Lauren) Burns of Fredericton, NB; Tessa Burns of Fredericton, NB; Stephanie Saunders (Chris ) of New Glasgow, NS; great grandson Otto Burns of Fredericton, NB; sister, Alice Loubert (Nathan) of London, ON; brother, Reg Grattan (Mona) of Doyle’s Brook, NB; sisters- in-law; Theresa Regan of Miramichi, NB; Barb Regan of Miramichi, NB; Shirley Burns of Miramichi NB; Monica Hovey of Plaster Rock NB; Anna Curtis of Moncton, NB; brothers-in-law, Leo Burns (Susan) of Fredericton, NB; Donald Burns (Joan) of Sillikers, NB; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, Rose Marie was predeceased by her brother Harry Grattan Jr. and half-siblings; Benedict Regan, Murdock Regan, Andrew Regan and Mary Soucie-Matheson.

The family will receive visitors at Bell's Funeral Home on Friday, November 11, 2022 from 2-6 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 11 AM with Father Godwin Kalu officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The funeral service will be livestreamed at the following link:

In Rose Marie’s memory, donations can be made to the St. Mary’s Restoration Fund or to a memorial of one’s choice.

The family expresses appreciation to Dr. Kruger, Dr. Losier, the nursing and professional staff at the Miramichi Regional Hospital. As well, thank you to Colin & Sara Williston and the staff of Riverbend Residence for welcoming Mom and providing her with exceptional care during her short stay.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Bell’s Funeral Home, 651 King George Highway, Miramichi, NB. Telephone: 506-622-3600. Messages of condolences can be sent to

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