In Memory of




Obituary for Rosemary Astley (Straub)

It is with heavy hearts, we announce the passing of a beloved mother, grandmother, and aunt, Rosemary Ann Astley in her 86th year. Rosemary went to be with the Lord peacefully on February 3rd, 2024 surrounded by her family.

She is survived by her loving children, Theresa, Gerry (Janet), Sharon, Barbara (Les), James, and Ken (Tracy). There are 11 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Predeceased by her husband Gerald, parents Joseph and Julia Straub, sister Jean Newman and sons-in-law David Hayden and Robert Viscardi. Rosemary will be sorely missed by cousins, nieces, nephews, church family and numerous friends.

Mom's first church was St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church where she received the Sacraments, including the Sacrament of Marriage to the love of her life, Gerald Astley on June 1, 1957. A couple years after they were married, they resided on Cedar Street and were one of the founding families of St. Gregory Roman Catholic Church. Mom instilled in all her children the love of Jesus and was the ultimate role model. Mom was actively involved in the Catholic Women's League for over 60 years and remained as a faithful member until her passing. In her last few years, she returned to St. Patrick's as her home church.

Our Mom will be forever remembered for her smile, incredible kindness, compassion and tender spirit to help anyone who was in need. Not to mention her amazing baking skills for all the neighbour kids, church functions, and family to enjoy (coffee cake, YUM!).

Rosemary and her husband Gerald owned and operated Gerry's Ceramics. Rosemary was then employed by Billian’s Grocery Store and Sobeys until her retirement from there in 2004.

We would like to sincerely thank the PSW's at Fairview Mennonite Home for their wonderful care they gave to our Mom. They provided an immense assistance that supported our Mom to remain independent in her apartment. We would also like to express our gratitude to Home and Community Care (Dr. Sandor, Tara & Darlene) for their unwavering and immediate assistance to enable Mom to remain at home.

Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas St N, Cambridge, ON N1R 5N6 (519)-740-0669. Visitation Sunday February 11th, 2024 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm with Prayers at 8pm. The funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick's Church Monday February 12th, 2024 at 10 am. The family request donations be made to St. Patrick's Church. Cremation to follow with interment at Mount View Cemetery.
Mom and Dad will be Forever with the Lord.