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Rosalie Canty
  • May 05, 1955
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  • November 15, 2016

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Obituary

Rosalie Jean “Rosie” Canty, passed from this life on November 15, 2016 after a valiant battle
with cancer. She was born on May 9, 1955 in Salem, Oregon, the daughter of Maurice and
Eloise Bender.
Rosie’s smile would brighten anyone’s day and she was considered “mom” to so many – her
own sons, Ren, Trent (who preceded her in death), and Shane Bigelow; her grandchildren
Isabell, Nicole, Erik, Evelyn, Brooklyn, and Jaclyn; and countless “unofficial” children. Additional
“children” include patients who Rosie worked with as a pediatric nurse at Arnold Palmer Hospital
for Children, women who were under Rosie’s care as teenagers when she worked as
housemother at Orlando House of Hope, and many others who, as friends, looked to Rosie for
nurturing and support. She seemed to have boundless energy and love for everyone who came
into her life.
She is survived by her husband, Frank Canty, mother and father Eloise and Maurice Bender,
sister Pam Wenger, brother Nathan Bender, sons Ren and Shane, 6 biological grandchildren,
three stepsons and 7 step-grandchildren along with a number of nieces and nephews.
She lived life trusting in the Lord who instilled her with joy, fearlessness and unconditional love
for others. She will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22, at Discovery
Church Central, 4400 S. Orange Avenue, Orlando FL. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be
made to the Orlando House of Hope, PO Box 560484, Orlando, FL 32856.


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  1. Kim Kirk says:
    19 Nov 2016
    I love you my friend and I will miss you so very much. I will never forget all the fun times we had with each other and the kids. I feel so blessed to have known you and am honored to call you my friend. You have touched so many and are loved by all. Rest in peace Rosie.

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    19 Nov 2016


  3. Kim posted an image:
    19 Nov 2016
    Rosie's 60th bday
    Rosie's 60th bday

  4. Kim posted an image:
    19 Nov 2016
    Kim,Alex,Rosie
    Kim,Alex,Rosie

  5. Kim posted an image:
    19 Nov 2016
    Isabells iceskating bday party.
    Isabells iceskating bday party.

  6. Kim posted an image:
    19 Nov 2016
    Fun time in the pool.
    Fun time in the pool.

  7. Kim posted an image:
    19 Nov 2016
    Movie night in the park at Leu Gardens
    Movie night in the park at Leu Gardens

  8. Kim posted an image:
    19 Nov 2016
    Ms. Rosie & Wendy celebrating Kim's 43rd Birthday.
    Ms. Rosie & Wendy celebrating Kim's 43rd Birthday.

  9. Kim posted an image:
    19 Nov 2016
    Mother's day dinner cruise.
    Mother's day dinner cruise.

  10. Kim posted an image:
    19 Nov 2016
    Decorating Christmas cookies with our girls.
    Decorating Christmas cookies with our girls.

  11. Laurie and Adam Carneiro says:
    18 Nov 2016
    Sending out deepest sympathies with love and prayers. We are asking God to comfort you and fill you all with his peace.

  12. Deborah Diamond lit a candle:
    18 Nov 2016
    Lit since November 18, 2016 at 11:01:49 PM

  13. April shluzas says:
    18 Nov 2016
    I love you forever Rosie.. you were a amazing mother, friend, guide in life.. you lived life to the fullest and loved so many along the way.. Andrews and I will forever miss you and will see you again one day. Rest in peace Rosie and dance like you've never danced before

  14. Cherie lit a candle:
    18 Nov 2016
    Lit since November 18, 2016 at 11:51:01 AM

  15. Dave Gentry says:
    18 Nov 2016
    Rosie made a tremendous impact on my family and especially on my daughter, one of those who called her "mom". Her warm smile, calm spirit and genuine concern and compassion leaves a void in many lives, including ours. I thank God for the gift of her friendship through the years and look forward to seeing her again in heaven.

  16. shelly cannon says:
    18 Nov 2016
    when i first meet Rosie and Frank they became like Family. she will be missed and what an awesome lady inside and out. She is walking streets of Gold for sure with crown full of Jewels for all the Blessings and Faith she had & done on this earth. It was such an honor to have her in my life

  17. Debra Lanigan-LaMonica lit a candle:
    17 Nov 2016
    Lit since November 17, 2016 at 11:30:21 PM

  18. Jennifer Harlan bowman says:
    17 Nov 2016
    I have wonderful memories growing up with Rosie and Pam on Detroit St. it was so exciting when we connected after all these years on Facebook. A few years ago my sister and I was able to visit with Rosie, frank and her sweet parents. This was such a thrill for us. I am so grateful For this time. WE talked about wonderful childhood memories. The Bender family are an amazing family. I am a life they touched with the love of Christ. Love you sweet friend..

  19. Toni Hoobler and Family says:
    17 Nov 2016
    Our deepest sympathy. In our thoughts and prayers. Sending our love.

  20. Jennifer Harlan bowman lit a candle:
    17 Nov 2016
    Lit since November 17, 2016 at 11:47:26 PM

  21. Toni Hoobler lit a candle:
    17 Nov 2016
    Lit since November 17, 2016 at 11:43:15 PM

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