Aunty Rosie Obituary, Death – The news that Aunty Rosie, a beloved figure in the Kings Cross community, passed away the other night has broken our hearts. Aunty Rosie was well-liked by the people who lived in the Kings Cross neighborhood and was a familiar face at Wayside for a good number of years. At the Wayside Chapel located at 29 Hughes Street in Potts Point, there is a memorial that has been set up in honor of Aunty Rosie. You can access the chapel through the café.
Even though a lot of us are aware that Rosie has been sick for a very long time, I was still caught off guard by this development. Rosie was a one-of-a-kind and remarkable person. She could be naughty at times, and she was definitely not everyone’s cup of tea; however, she had a fantastic sense of humor, was always up for a chat, loved reading, and was exceptionally intelligent. Many people were taken aback when they found out that she was also very caring because they had met her on one of her bad days.
One day, while I was sitting in Macleay Street and not feeling very well, Rosie came over, asked if I was okay, whether or not I wanted a bottle of water or any help, and was just so sweet and kind. Whenever we saw her huddled outside Woolworths during the winter, we never failed to tell her to get the heck out of there and return home. And just the week before, she dashed out in front of my car, ignoring the pedestrian lights, prompting me to yell at her to “Rosie, be careful” as she made a break for it across the street.
Rosie, You played a significant role in my time spent in Potts Point, and there are a lot of people who, including myself, will miss your cheekiness. Anyone who would like to pay their respects by visiting the memorial, writing in the guest book, or laying a wreath or flower on the altar is more than welcome to do so. When we have more information about the memorial service, we will be sure to share it with you.