Online Donation Page in memory of
Mrs. June Rock

June Rock of High River, AB, passed away peacefully April 8th, 2019, at the Southwood Hospice in Calgary at age 73. Born to Arnold and Helen Milsap of Lamont, AB, she grew up on the family farm and excelled at high school academics and athletics. In 1966 she completed a diploma in nursing from the University of Alberta and began work as a Registered Nurse. The same year, she married George Rock, with whom she shared her life for nearly fifty-three years. A caring and practical person, her career combined nursing, adult education, and healthcare administration. She was valedictorian of her Bachelor of Nursing class at Athabasca University in 1991 and went on to complete a Master’s degree in Adult Education at the University of Calgary. She capped her professional career as the Registrar of the Alberta Association of Registered Nurses. Throughout, she remained a staunch advocate for her patients and her colleagues. To view the full obituary, please see:!/Obituary

Visit here for more information about June’s incredible career, as authored by George Rock.

In June’s memory, donations may be made to support a newly established graduate scholarship with the Brenda Strafford Centre on Aging, or towards Dr. John Kelly’s research with the Clark H. Smith Brain Tumour Centre.

Tax receipts will be sent from the University of Calgary (Charitable Registration # 10810 2864 RR0001) to the email address provided below – you may need to check the ‘Junk Mail’ folder.

For any questions, please contact Lorraine Lafferty, Advisor, Major Gifts, at or 403-220-2695.


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