In Memory of Rose Bortolon

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Métis Nation British Columbia extends sincere condolence to the families and loved ones of Rose Bortolon, a Métis Citizen and former MNBC Regional Director.

Rose Bortolon passed away on April 22, 2019, at the age of 72. 

Rose Bortolon was born in Faust, Alberta to mother Alice Cunningham born Wabaman, Alberta, and father Francis Cunningham born in Grouard, Alberta.

Rose was a bookkeeper for her husband’s company A. Bortolon Trucking Ltd., for 25 years and owned and operated their restaurant business for three years and their catering business for 6 Years.  Rose had volunteered more than 30 years to the Health sector and had been a volunteer with the Prince George Métis Elders Society since 1992.  Rose worked with the Elders in building an Aboriginal Elders Health Foundation that would be Métis specific.  Among the many recognitions, Rose received over the years, in 2005 she was named Citizen of the year for her 'dedication and passion and always went above and beyond what was required of a volunteer'.

Rose was elected in 2000 and reelected in 2004, serving 2-terms in office as MNBC Regional Director for the North Central Region to the 'Métis Provincial Council of British Columbia (MPCBC)' / Métis Nation British Columbia. Rose was the Provincial Minister responsible for Health and Elders and the Provincial Women's Chair.  She was very passionate about all of these portfolios.

Rose was a resident of Prince George BC where she lived with her adoring husband Angelo Bortolon and loving children and grandchildren.

Rose is deeply missed by her family, friends and community and Métis citizens across the nation.  We are very sorry for their tremendous loss.

May she rest in peace.

Rose Bortolon Obituary