Obituary for Rosemary Teixeira (McGrath)
TEIXEIRA, Rosemary Theresa
(November 18, 1950 – August 4, 2017)
After a long battle with ovarian cancer, Rosemary Teixeira passed peacefully with her family by her side at the age of 66. Rosemary loving wife and soul-mate of Joe Teixeira, beloved daughter of late Robert McGrath and Grace McGrath, loving sister of Joe McGrath and sister-in-law Erna McGrath, Ken McGrath and partner Susan Sutherland, predeceased by Bob McGrath and sister-in-law Susan McGrath. Much loved sister-in-law Mary Helia Isabelle, brothers-in-law Dan Isabelle and John Jose Duarte Teixeira. Rosemary was the loving Aunt of Kathleen Marie McGrath, Steven McGrath, Marie McGrath and Adrian Cowell, Joanne and Mark Graves, Robin and Corey Copping, Gary and Elizabeth McPhee, Richard Maraschiello, Adam and Debbie Maraschiello, Nicholas and Whitney Maraschiello. She leaves behind many friends and relatives who will truly miss her. Rosemary married the love of her life, her teenage sweetheart Joe Teixeira on July 18, 1970, celebrating 47 years of marriage! Rosemary was a driven professional and entrepreneur focused in the insurance industry with St Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company, American International Group, Transamerica Corporation and went on to start her own company Teixeira & Associates (Employment & Recruiting Consultants). Rosemary gave up her business to look after her ailing mother. She had a secret love of travel and was a voracious shopper returning with one extra piece of luggage after every trip. When diagnosed with ovarian cancer in July 2012, she remained dedicated in her work and in her will to fight her illness. She remained a brave, positive and strong woman, even throughout her final months. Special thanks to all the staff at the Credit Valley Hospital, everyone at ParaMed and all the staff at The Carpenter Hospice who looked after Rose keeping her comfortable through to her final hour and the Smith’s Funeral Homes for making the arrangements. Rosemary requested to be cremated. Visitation at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line (one stop light north of QEW), BURLINGTON (905-632-3333), on Friday from 6-9p.m. Funeral prayers will be held in the chapel on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 10:30a.m. In lieu of flowers, please send all donations to The Carpenter Hospice in Burlington.
Loved forever, never forgotten.