108 - Edwina Josefa Rosland - Rossland, British Columbia
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N 49° 04.525 W 117° 46.927
11U E 442880 N 5436134
Quick Description: The Edwina Josefa Rosland gravestone is located in Mountain View Cemetery about 7 km from Trail on Hwy. 3B. Plot Location: Section 3 - Plot 51.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 8/10/2014 11:21:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMM8F8
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Long Description:
Edwina Josefa Rosland was born in 1900 and passed away in 2008 at the age of 108.

Mountain View cemetery was established in 1930 and is currently an active cemetery. There are approximately 7,700 interments.

"108-year-old was a real card shark
Edwina Rosland, Trail, B.C.'s, oldest resident, will be remembered for much more than just her age.

Rosland, 108, died last week. She was just a doll, and everyone just loved her,"" says Margot Wright, who worked with the centenarian."

Rosland had lived in Trail's Columbia View Lodge for more than 17 years. Staff members say she was the last one to leave the parties, and the first one to pick up the cards.

She couldn't count her own hands but she could sure cut the deck, says Margot Wright, a therapist at the facility.

Edwina learned crib late in life. She was in her 80s the first time she picked up the deck, but she loved it.

And she was good.

The feisty senior took to the game quickly, earning a reputation as a card shark in the close-knit community. She won her first inter-city crib tournament at the age of 93.

She even played the game on her 108th birthday on May 7.

The great-grandmother immigrated to Canada from Norway in 1927. After her husband died, she raised her five daughters on her own.

Wright says Edwina will be missed greatly.

There are some people who are 108 and don't live much life, but when you can be like her and have such a great spirit - your memory can live on forever."

Source - BC CTV News: (visit link)

Darcy Wintonyk, ctvbc.ca
Published Friday, August 1, 2008 3:46 PM PDT

There is a dedicated bench located in Rossland in memory of Edwina Josefa Rosland: (visit link)

Timeline for some events that took place during Edwina Josefa Rosland's lifetime:
1900 - Edwina Josefa Rosland was born in 1900
1900 - Reginald Fessenden transmits the world's first wireless spoken message via radio
1902 - The first symphony orchestra in Canada
1902 - Le Roy the first true Canadian "production car" is built
1907 - Canada Dry Ginger Ale is first bottled
1907 - Proclamation sets fineness & weight of silver & bronze coins of Canada
1908 - Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery, is published
1908 - Canadian branch of the Royal Mint opens in Ottawa
1909 - The first Grey Cup game;
1910 - Royal Canadian Navy formed
1914 - The First World War begins Britain declares war on Germany on behalf of the British Empire, including Canada
1917 - Women won right to vote
1917-1921 - Alcohol prohibition
1919 - Canadian National Railways established
1920 - New Canadian small cent coin is released
1924 - The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed
1927 - To celebrate Canada's Diamond jubilee the first coast-to-coast radio broadcast is made
1929 - North American stock markets crash and the Great Depression begins
1929 - Women are considered "Persons" under Canadian law
1934 - The birth of the Dionne quintuplets attracts international media attention
1938 - FDR dedicates Thousand Islands Bridge connecting US & Canada
1939 - In WW II - Canada declared war on Germany
1941 - Japanese interred in B C interior after bombing of Pearl Harbor
1942 - Over 22,000 Canadians of Japanese descent are stripped of non- portable possessions
1958 - Wooden Roller Coaster at Playland - Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver - opened
1959 - Eisenhower routes Canadian premier Diefenbaker message off the Moon
1965 - Maple Leaf becomes official flag of Canada
1969 - Abortion and contraception legalized in Canada
1969 - Canada's House of Commons approves equality of French-English language
1979 - Canada puts its 1st gold bullion coin on sale
1980 - O' Canada officially becomes the national anthem of Canada
1980 - Terry Fox began cross-country Marathon of Hope
1986 - Expo 86 held in Vancouver
1996 - Blizzard dumped 59 inches of snow in British Columbia
1999 - The Mars Polar Lander was launched
2000 - First Homeless Allowed to Vote
2002 - Canadian Multiculturalism Day Proclaimed
2006 - Cindy Klassen Canada's Most Decorated Olympian
2008 - Edwina Josefa Rosland passed away at the age of 108
Location of Headstone: Mountain View Cemetery

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