Rosie Birch

1991 - 2020

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Rosie's Funeral Service

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Thursday 17th September, 15:00PM


Landican Crematorium Centre Chapel

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Anthony Nolan Trust


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Rosie. So aptly names. Beautiful inside and out

Mary foster

We didn’t know Rosie in person — and yet we Did .
This is due to her Beloved Grandma speaking so lovingly and proudly of her and her achievements
Rosie fought so bravely and pragmatically against her illness
Rest in Peace Rosie — but keep an eye on your family — remind them to learn to smile at the mention of your name once again

Brenda and Dave Large

Rosie your infectious smile and positive spirit got us through some tough times and will forever stay with me!
So many fond memories from The Challenge and escaping London to go walking in nature.
You were so kind and motivated to give others your best, what a legacy to leave for us to follow!
Ps your baking was pretty wonderful too. Love to all of your family xx


All we can say is our deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts Rob and Families.

Paul Mitchell and Yvonne

Rest in peace Rosie, your Grandad will look after you. XX


We treasure the many memories of times you spent with us,
The happiness, the laughter and squeals of all kinds of fuss.
We remember so many many times it fills our hearts with glee,
Thank you for sharing them with us Our Amazing Rosie Bee.

Love ya
Gran & Grandad
x x

Gran & Grandad

We will never forget the wonderful Rosie. She was a beautiful, kind, caring and generous person, who touched the lives of so many people.
We were so delighted that she and Rob found each other. They made a perfect couple.We were so lucky to have known her and to have her as our daughter-in-law!
Rosie you will always be in our hearts and in our thoughts.
Love forever xx

Andy And Karen

Words cannot express how sad I am at Rosie’s passing. Even though she wasn’t in my year group or studying my subject area, to know her was a privilege. She had a truly positive influence on every single person who knew her. She was truly one in a million and is a huge loss to her family and friends. The world is a poorer place without her here, but the impact Rosie has had on everyone will last forever.

Robin Dutfield

Dear Rosie
It has been such a privilege to have known you. Your kindness and thoughtfulness for others, your boundless enthusiasm for life’s adventures and your deepest love for Rob will be in my heart forever
You are and always will be sorely missed. Linda xx

Linda and Tegan

Our beautiful Rosie. Clever, Caring, Funny and Fearless, sometimes just wonderfully bonkers! You brought the sunshine into our lives, we feel your warmth every day. X

Mum and Dad.

With profound sadness and my deepest sympathy and condolence.

Oliver Lee

I was so dreadfully sorry to hear the sad news of Rosie’s passing. She was such a vibrant, creative and beautiful person. Words can’t describe how much of a joy she was to know and teach, always inquisitive with a thirst for knowledge. You will forever be in my thoughts. Much love xx

Niki Cartledge (nee Arrowsmith)

I had the privilege of working with Rosie at The Challenge and remember a kind, fiercely ambitious young woman who was passionate about the young people she helped. She was a pleasure to work with and made a huge impact in her tragically shortened life. I was deeply saddened by this news and send you all my sincere condolences.

Ellen Rutherford

Our deepest heartfelt condolences to your family.

keith cavanagh

I am incredibly sad to hear the news of Rosie’s passing. Rosie kindly inducting me on my first day at The Challenge in 2014 and I was really struck by her passion and drive. She was well known in our team for being hard working, caring and kind. I am grateful she was there to provide such a warm welcoming to The Challenge. I feel lucky to have known her.


Sending all our love and hugs, remembering a wonderful young lady who touched so many lives.

Helen, Travis and Boys

I didn’t know Rosie personally but know she did an amazing job reaching out and supporting our Merseyside office. I am thinking of Rosie and all of her family, friends and colleagues at this time.

Pauline Carney-Broster

A Bright and Cheerful colleague, Cafe Friend and Thoughtful supporter, regularly asking how things were going.
Fondly missed Hot Chocolate drinker. Testament to her that her outlook remained upbeat and friendly always.
We’ll miss your smiling face.

Charlie, Shelley and the Crisis cafe team.

Sending my sincere sympathies to you all on the sad loss of Rosie.

Lynn – Crisis Skylight Oxford

Lynn Mars

I worked with Rosie at Crisis. She will be hugely missed. xxx

Natasha Giraudel

Dear Rosie,
You brought out the best in everyone everyday.
Your enthusiasm for life, encouraged us all to be more adventurous, and embrace life to the full, and always with a smile and laughter.

The Kelly's

I knew Rosie from Wallasey School. Sam was in my form and stayed with me for many years. What a special family! Rosie was always so articulate, well mannered, creative, artistic, friendly and gorgeous. I am so sorry to hear of her passing, I can only imagine how devastating it is for you all. I just want to send my sincerest sympathies and empathy to you all and hope in some small way that I do think of her and she has a place in my heart. Lots of love to you all xx

Nancy Boyle

Rosie you brought so much happiness and laughter into our lives. You were a much loved granddaughter, and I will always remember you with love. Night Night , Sweetheart.X


Your family and friends loss is heavens gain. Rest in peace beautiful angel.

Diane and Stephen Greaves

Dear Rosie
We feel so lucky to have got to know you through Rob and enjoyed the sunshine you brought everywhere you went.
It’s was always so obvious how much of a compassionate and positive person you were and it was always a lot of fun to be around you and beautiful to see the deep love you and Rob so obviously shared. You will be so missed thoughts and love to Rob and all the families. XXX

Bec and Gareth Tear (nee Pearson)

Rosie or as our daughter Kathryn called her when they were only age 3, ‘ Wosie’ was a beautiful person inside and out, always laughing and happy. We have many happy memories of Rosie and Sam at both our children’s birthday parties and them visiting each other’s houses to play over the years. Rosie and Kathryn were such good friends, meeting at Tumble Tots in Wallasey Village.

Life takes us on different pathways and sadly the last time I saw Rosie was probably when she was 18 at Kathryns birthday party.

We are all so shocked and heart broken to hear the sad news of Rosie.

God bless Rosie and sleep tight.

Heartfelt sympathy to Sharron, Ian, Sam, Rob and family x

Debby & Paul Darwin

I was so very sad to hear the news about Rosie. I never actually taught her at Wallasey but she was one of those students that all the teachers knew because she was so friendly and warm to everyone. Sending love and strength to all her family x

Lindsey Darker

Rosie. My wonderful friend.
I’m so thankful you were in my life. You were endlessly fun and joyful, and many of the memories of the times we spent together bring a huge smile to face.
So incredibly generous, so thoughtful and caring. Always passionate about the things you did and cared about. Incredible baker! Thank you for dancing at my wedding, and I feel so honoured to have be able to attend your and Rob’s very special day(s!) in France.

Rob, Sharron, Ian, Sam, and all of Rosie’s family and friends – my heart goes out to you. Rosie’s warmth and light will never fade.

Beth & Pete Atkin

Rosie had a smile that could light up any room. She was such a genuine and fun person who wasn’t afraid to show people exactly who she was and what she liked. I always admired this about Rosie.

She was a pleasure to be around and I always enjoyed her company. I regret that we never stayed in contact after we finished school.

RIP Rosie. My thoughts are with Sam and the rest of her family xxx

Liam Tuffy

Rosie our beautiful niece – kind, funny, caring, loving and always lived life to the full, an inspiration to us all.
So many lovely happy memories that will remain with us forever,
Love Aunty Sue and Uncle Tim xx

Auntie Sue & Uncle Tim

I can’t believe the fact, of course in my lifetime I did not expect to see a year noted as a year of passing of a friend.
Such a tragic loss to this world.
Rosie you were fabulous, outgoing, crazy (in
A good way!), and soo very happy taking life in your stride.
I was fortunate to meet you with Rob in the beginnings of romance, the brightest spark you shared.
Your passing has imparted note to me- to seek happiness more, to be that bit more out there- grab life!

Rest in peace, I won’t forget your smile, and laugh, which are vivid in my memory.

Heart felt thoughts and
condolences to Rob, Sharron, Ian, Sam and family

Sarah Al-Adely

No words can make Rosie’s passing any less painful, but try and remember all of the good times you had together. xxx

Dave, Kim, Tabitha and Unity

Rosie, a very special person, loved by all!
God Bless


Just days after you passed, my brother was reflecting on what he – and we, as a whole family – have lost.
You were an aspirational soul who, as Rob said: “found ways to encourage me to do greater things”.
We’ve lost your physical presence, but your spirit and that encouraging positivity will live on.
And although it’s through tears right now, it’ll be through smiles in the future.
We all love you, Rosie.

Mike Lowe

Rosie – happy, kind, caring and generous – who left a lasting impression on all who met her. Sending strength and love to Rob and your families.

Sarah and Dan

In memory of Rosie, a beautiful, intelligent and fun-loving woman. Our thoughts are with Rob, Sharon, Ian and Sam. Xx

Elaine Edwards

Dear Rosie,
We only knew each other a few short years, but in that short time I have gained so much from you. Your kindness knew no bounds. You were such a warm soul who was so welcoming, generous and loving.
Your impact on our lives will last forever and i feel privileged to have known you. Rest in peace and know that we will always remember you x

Jo Mourant

Rosie, there is nothing I can write here that will even begin to do you justice, I always questioned what I did in life to deserve a friend like you, from making me dress up to watch Harry Potter to organising the best birthday weekends to mimicking slugs, you truely are one in a million and I have the best memories with you, life without you in it is going to be less magical.

I know you will continue to watch over and guide Rob as you do best.

Until we meet again, I love you so much.


Kara Convery

Rosie was one of my closest friends in school.
Rosie was so cheerful, bubbly, extremely creative and gave great advice and the best hugs. Rosie helped me a great deal through early years of life and I will never forget her. Lots of love sweet Rosie xx

Sophie Griffiths Munro

Rosie had a smile that could light up any room. She was such a genuine and fun person who wasn’t afraid to show people exactly who she was and what she liked. I always admired this about Rosie.

She was a pleasure to be around and I always enjoyed her company. I regret that we never stayed in contact after we finished school.

RIP Rosie. My thoughts are with Sam and the rest of her family xxx

Liam Tuffy

I have no words. They have all been said.
Just know that I will hold you in my heart always.
Aunty Chris and family x xx

Christine Terry

Rest in peace, Rosie.

Rob – I’m so sorry to hear this news, my deepest sympathies to you and your family.

PakWai Wu

Rosie, I will never forget your warmth and joy for life. Your passion for fighting injustice seems all the more pertinent now. As your mentor and then your friend I will always be proud of everything you achieved and the wonderful, strong and determined woman you were, you taught me so much even if you didn’t see it! You fought for everything that is right and it feels incredibly painful to think of you in the past tense. I am sure that your family knows how loved you were and I hope it brings them comfort to know that your friends and colleagues will continue your incredible work.

Lauren Kocher

I owe a lot to you. Your belief in people unlocked untold doors in them. Thank you.
You are a friend, a saint, and a warrior.

So much love x


Sending my deepest sympathies to you all. I will never forget those days we all spent together as kids – thank you for the lovely memories. Sending love to all the family. x

David Darwin

We’ll be with you and the family both ‘in spirit’ and outside the chapel today. Farewell Rosie, thanks for all the happy memories – such a beautiful person, always so fondly remembered x

Sylvia and Brian

Rosie was such a beautiful human – she made such a huge and overwhelming positive impact in her short life. I feel so lucky and grateful to have known and loved her.

Isabel D'Mello

Rosie, where to begin? I’ve been sat here for a while just wondering what to say, but no words will express just how sad I am to hear of your passing.

Time flies, and it’s been a while since we last spoke but news of your passing has brought back some of the best memories from back in the day; we couldn’t stop laughing when you used face paint to paint me as David Bowie from the album cover ‘Aladdin Sane’ as part of your art project, the laughs and experiences we shared when going to New York with the rest of the the sixth form gang, the drunken parties and the late night chats too.

I regret that we lost touch, but these memories il hold closer to me than ever before.

Rosie, you’re one in a million and will be missed by all who knew you. Sleep tight x

Liam Clarke

You were so wonderful and so kind and compassionate. You were always on the “right side” and spent your life for others. I am thinking about your family today.


Thank you for being so kind and nurturing, you always believed in your team at the Challenge and was a great support to me and others during some tough times. Your passion and fire for what you believed in was motivating and encouraging and most of all you always knew how to have fun! (Thank you for Thirsty Thursday & Fizz Fridays they were the best). Your sense of humour, your infectious smile and our exchange on skin regimes was what made working with you all so easy and fun. You will be greatly missed Rosie, RIP xx

Freya Selassie

A wonderful ball of positive energy, love and selflessness – taken far too soon. All our love x

Tom and Sara Pearson

With love xx

West House 2009

Heartfelt condolences to Rob and all Rosie’s family on this sad day.

Jean Relf

So sorry for your heartbreaking loss. I used to work with Rosie at The Challenge and we stayed in touch after that through Walking PIG – another of the many things that Rosie organised to bring people together. I certainly can’t sum up what made Rosie so special in nearly as eloquent a way as Rob managed in the service but she was genuinely one of the kindest and most fun loving people I have ever had the privilege to have known. I will be having a large glass of wine for her tonight – I hope you agree that she would approve! Love Jude x

Jude Sandalls

When we first met Rosie through Rob we couldn’t believe how easily she brought smiles to faces and how she had dedicated her life to help others (and how lucky Rob was to have such a wonderful girl!) The smiles and dedication continued and so did the superb relationship of R&R. Their wedding “festival” was a beautiful thing and Rosie a beautiful bride, still full of energy and wanting to ensure everyone had a good time. Memories of Rosie will be of smiles, energy, compassion, love and the happiness she brought to those around her.

Rachel and Will

The thing I remember about Rosie was her Gran showing us maps of where she was on her travels around the world. I think she was so brave & courageous.May the Angels come to greet her.

Pat Arrowsmith

I can’t even begin to explain how sad I am that you are gone, Rosie. It is hard to imagine this world without your smile. Ever since we were little, you’ve always made me feel the world was a better place when you were around. Thank you for being there for me, helping me to see that ‘different’ is actually brilliant and always picking up where we left off, despite different primary and secondary schools. Though we drifted through the Uni years, you have always held a special place in my heart and I know you’ll have been making people smile and better themselves in everything you did.
I hope Auntie Jane is looking out for you up there and showing you the ropes of life as an Angel – I asked her specially, to look for that lovely little girl from Tumble Tots. She’ll help to make sure you are watching over us all, and guiding us down the right path, especially your Mum, Dad, Sam & Rob.
I will love you and miss you always – – my first ever true friend, that loved me for me, and I loved you for you.

Sharron, Ian & Sam – I am not sure any words I can say will help at the moment, but I am sending you so much love. Your whole family is so very special to me, and I am so glad ‘Wosie’ and I picked eachother to play with on that day at Tumble Tots. xxx

Rob – We didn’t get the pleasure of meeting, but as an outsider, looking in, I can see how happy you and Rosie made eachother. I am so glad you both had your time together, and am sending so much love at this difficult time. xxx

Kathryn Darwin

I met Rosie when I started at The Challenge in 2015. She welcomed me with her bright smile and positive energy and we spent the evening sitting on the sticky floor of a pub chatting like old friends, such was the ease she put me at after 5 minutes! She spoke so passionately about the young people she helped and of her worldwide adventures. Rest in peace dear Rosie. My deepest sympathies go out to you all.

Khuong Ngo

I did not get to meet you Rosie but I did hear lots of lovely things from your mum! Deepest sympathy to Sharron & Family xx

Paula H

In memory of a very special work colleague, with love Ciara Devlin

Ciara Devlin

Dear Rosie, you achieved so much in your lifetime R.l.P Heartfelt condolences to Sharron,Ian and family, and to everyone who loved Rosie

Liz Ellams

Beautiful Rosie

I will remember you for your kindness, compassion and integrity. Not forgetting your sense of fun, fabulous dance moves and gift for making everyone smile.

Becky Cranfield

with fond memories of a happy smiling girl

family in southport

Incredibly sad to hear of Rosie’s passing. I had the privilege of mentoring Rosie at The Challenge. I remember how she would speak passionately about tackling injustice, the strength of her convictions and the deep care she had for those around her. Large quantities of tea were drunk and the occasional confusing moment when we received work emails meant for each other! My sincere condolences

Rosie Evans

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