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Passing on a legacy of love

Rose Jarman invests in future research to honor cherished memories
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It’s never too late to build a legacy. At 98 years old, Rose Jarman is taking action to help the next generation.

“Heart & Stroke research has given me a lifetime of living,” says Rose. The Saskatoon resident has had three heart attacks, and credits advances in research with saving her life each time. Now, Rose’s decision to become a Legacy donor will help others benefit from future life-saving research. “The world is changing and we need to keep up with change and medical research,” she says. “Our younger generation needs to be prepared and educated.”    

<p>Rose Jarman with the Heart & Stroke Distinguished Service award, which she received in 2017.</p>
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Rose Jarman with the Heart & Stroke Distinguished Service award, which she received in 2017.

 

By including a future gift in her Will, Rose is building on an incredible volunteer commitment to Heart & Stroke. For more than 50 years she has canvassed to raise funds during our February Heart Month campaign.

For Rose, who was born the ninth of 12 siblings on a Saskatchewan farm, family has always been important.

In 2004, Rose’s second husband, George, died of a stroke. A year later her beloved son, Zenon, died from cancer at the age of 56. Investing in tomorrow’s breakthroughs, Rose says, helps research continue, but it’s also a positive way to ensure the memories of her loved ones carry on.

"I can't express in words what Heart & Stroke means to me. I'm glad that when I leave this earth young people will be educated with research."