Former resident of Quesnel Rose Iverson celebrated her 100th birthday May 2, 2016, in Fort St. John. Friends who were planning to attend a celebration there were unable to do so because of wild fires in the area. Belated birthday wishes go out from your many friends here.
Almeda ‘Rose’ Reagan was born in Kingston, Ont. May 2,1916 to Francis Reagan and Pearl Brown. She was raised by her step parents, Richard and Pearl Headon with her step brother Jack on a farm at Wainwright, Alberta.
In Aug. 3, 1934 she married Otto Iverson. They moved to the Cariboo in 1936 during the great depression to find work. During this time son Francis Reagan and daughter Pearl (Brown) joined the family. Otto joined the Canadian army in 1941. While he was overseas they lived on the Moffatt Ranch caring for the animals and garden at Alexandria south of Quesnel, along with her daughters Martha Pearl Iverson (Peterson) and Frances Rose Iverson (Philpott).
During that time Rose worked at the Diamond View Store at Alexandria. Martha’s husband Charles passed April, 1998. Rose lived in Fraser Village in Quesnel for some years before moving to Ft. St. John in 2010 to live with her daughter Fran after her daughter Martha passed. Following a fall in which she broke her hip she now lives at the hospital care facility in Fort St. John.
She is remembered by many Quesnel residents who want to wish her all the best.
Her grandchildren include Elizabeth Rose Peterson (Welch), Raymond Otto Peterson, Gary Shane Lowery, Kristine Louise Lowery (Silver) Craig Lee Lowery, Kelly Jean Philpot (Patrick) and great grandchildren Ashley Christine Peterson, Zack Peterson, Jolene and Kevin Welch, Reede Lowery, Miriam Lowery, Ariel Lowery Tanner Lowery, Sawyer Lower, Brady Gervais and Taylor Gervais.
– Submitted by Ruth Scoullar