Sr. Rose Margaret Kanski


Sr. Rose Margaret Kanski, a Sister Servant of Mary Immaculate, passed away at Nyack Ridge Nursing Home in Nyack, NY on April 10, 2020. She celebrated 65 years of Consecrated Life this year.

Sr. Rose Margaret was born on February 3, 1938 in Fairfield, North Dakota. She was the third youngest of a family of 15 children born to deeply religious parents. The family of Peter & Mary Kanski nurtured their children with a deep faith and an unconditional love which also fostered two vocations to the consecrated life +Brother John, CSsR and Sr. Rose Margaret. She entered the Congregation on July 24, 1955 and professed her final vows in Ancaster, Canada on August 15, 1961. She was one of 16 women who entered the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate from St. Demetrius Parish in Belfield, ND. Her first mission was at our Home of Divine Providence, an adult care home in Chestnut Hill, PA. Sr. Rose Margaret was gifted with culinary skills and became an expert cook, serving the needs of the elderly graciously and lovingly. She served in this ministry for most of her religious life in several other homes including: Villa of Divine Providence in Lansdale, PA, Catholic Seminary in Washington D.C., St. Mary’s Academy and St. Joseph’s Adult Care Home in Sloatsburg. She died peacefully in her sleep on April 10th at Nyack Ridge. 

She is survived by her sisters, Ann (Roy) Basaraba, Betty Haverluk; brother, Harry Kanski; sister-in-law Janice Kanski. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Peter and Mary Kanski; brothers and sisters-in-law William Kanski, Sam and Margaret Kanski, Brother John Kanski, Pete and Martha Kanski, Nick Kanski, Steve Kanski, Fred Kanski, Leona Kanski; sisters and brother-in-laws, Walt and Helen Malkowski, William and Josephine Klym, Tom and Irene Klym.

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