August 30th, 1950 – May 25th, 2023

Rose Mary Hartney aged 72 years of Moose Jaw, SK, passed away on Thursday, May 25th, 2023.  Rose Mary was born in Regina, SK to Joseph L. and Madeleine (Nagle) Hartney.  She lived on a farm south of Drinkwater, SK until she began school at St Mary’s.  Thereafter she spent school days in Moose Jaw and weekends and holidays at the farm.  Rose Mary attended high school at Sion Academy and Vanier Collegiate, where she returned to teach English for 39 years, spending nearly 30 of those years as vice-principal.  She completed B.A., B.E.A.D., and Master of Education degrees at the University of Regina. 

Rose Mary was a lifelong supporter of all things Moose Jaw.  She spent her life in service to others.  She attended Church of Our Lady for 66 years, assuming leadership roles in liturgy, parish council, CWL and pastoral care.  Rose Mary taught, advocated for, and guided the education of countless students.  She supported colleagues and the educational and athletic programs at Vanier and in the community.  For a non-athlete, Rose Mary served many years on the Moose Jaw High School Athletics Directorate.  She was the Academic Advisor for the Moose Jaw Warriors, chair of the Providence Place Foundation Board, and secretary of Moose Jaw Crime Stoppers, along with many other volunteer activities.  She provided care for her family and friends, particularly those in their declining years.  Her service was characterized by generosity, leadership, loyalty, and kindness.

Rose Mary will be missed by many friends and family.  She leaves brothers, John (JoAnne) Hartney and Tom Hartney; sister, Kathleen (Del) McDonald; nieces and nephews: Desmond (Heather) Hartney, Aliya and Brooks; Maire (Ryan) Coulthard, Quinton and Aislynne; and Kent (Mandy) McDonald and Mia; along with many treasured cousins.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 10th, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Church of Our Lady, 566 Vaughn St, Moose Jaw, SK with Reverends Carlos Jimenez and Jake Ibay presiding.  Interment will follow in Rosedale Cemetery.  

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As an expression of sympathy, contributions in Rose Mary’s memory may be made to Church of Our Lady Building Fund, Vanier Collegiate Scholarship Fund, or Providence Place Foundation.  She would also be pleased with a kind word shared, a ride given, or a good deed done in her memory. 

Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane.  Andrew Pratt Funeral Director 306-693-4550