Rosemary was born February 22, 1924 in West Bend, Wisconsin to Phillip and Rose Gutschenritter. She had an older sister Gertrude Webb. Rosemary was predeceased by both her parents and her sister. Rosemary moved with her family to Canada at a young age to a farm near Davidson, SK. She left Davidson to attend Sion Academy in Saskatoon as a boarding student. She was a bright student and graduated early. Too young to attend university at the time, she enrolled in business college, and went on to work shortly after that. Rosemary was both fortunate and unfortunate in love – she married three times and lost all three partners to accident or illness.
Rosemary had four children with her first husband Jim Crickett - Charles Crickett (Debra), Coralee Crickett (Allen Banner), Cheryl Laliberte (Neil), and James Crickett (Lynda Riordin). Jim died tragically in a farming accident in 1955.
In 1958 she married Jim (Hap) Forsyth, adding two stepdaughters to the family - Gail Forsyth and Cheryl Wilson (Jerry). Hap and Rosemary were very active in the Lion’s Club. He passed away in 1972 shortly after heart surgery. Rosemary married Henry Baron in 1982, sadly he passed away in 1985 from cancer.
Rosemary had seven grandchildren, Laura Crickett (Andrew), Erin Crickett (Steve), Casey Banner, Jenna Banner, Mellisa Essenburg (Bruce), Heather McLeod (Ben), and Amber Forsyth. Heather & Ben gave her four great-grandchildren, Madison, Spencer, Fynn, and Bauer who were the joy of her life in her later years.
Rosemary was a lover of all things purple and the color will always remind us of her. Rosemary was awarded the Silver Spoon for volunteerism in 2011. She was a lifelong volunteer at the YMCA Opportunity Shop for over 50 years, making many friends and finding infinite treasures. Rosemary was our treasure, and she will be most definitely missed by her family and friends.
At Rosemary’s request there will be no funeral. The family will have a celebration of life at a later date. Rosemary will be laid to rest next to her first husband, Jim Crickett, in Woodlawn Cemetery in Saskatoon. In lieu of flowers, if it pleases you, Rosemary requested donations to the Heart Fund, Cancer Research or Diabetic Fund.