Rosalie June McDonnell, age 75, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Chatham, daughter of the late Charles and Monica (Searson) Thibodeau. Beloved wife of Mike McDonnell and proud mother of Tim (Brenda), Kelli (Matt) Crowley, Sean (Amy) and Dan (Tamara). Loving grandmother of Meagen (James), Quintin, Cullen, Lance, Cornelius, Monica, Steven, Fynn, Amelia and great-grandmother of Caileigh and Owen. Survived by her siblings; Judith, Murray, Jim (Christine), Mike (Judy), Gary (Karen) Thibodeau, Kathy (Dan) Greener, Mary Ann (Fred) Kranitzki, Jerry (Carol), Len (Ann) McDonnell, Agnes (Ken) Croxford and along with many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Rosalie was predeceased by brothers Bill and Charles, sisters-in-law Claudia and Crystal Thibodeau and father and mother-in-law Tim and Kate McDonnell and brother-in-law Walter McDonnell. Rosie opened her heart and door and gave selflessly to her family and friends. A true lover of life. She will be missed.

May the road rise to meet you

May the wind be ever at your back

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

And the rains fall soft upon your fields

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Monday, January 8, 2018 from 5-8 p.m. at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Stratford-Perth Hospice Project, Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice through the funeral home. 519.271.7411.

Service Information

Monday, January 8, 2018
From 5-8 p.m.
W. G. Young Funeral Home

Memorial Donations
Stratford-Perth Hospice Project
Canadain Cancer Society
Heart and Stroke Foundation


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