Captain Rose Harley was promoted to glory from her home at Macquarie Lodge (NSW) on Monday 9 November 2020, surrounded by her loving family.
Rosamond Adriana van Boven was commissioned in 1952 as part of the Intercessors session in the Canada and Bermuda Territory. From college, she was appointed as a corps officer to Kemptville Corps, Ontario (1952), followed by Montreal Corps, Quebec (1953-4), Gananoque Corps, Ontario (1955), and then Hamilton Corps, Ontario (1956-7).
In July 1957, Rose resigned from formal ministry. She later met and married Alan Harley, a lieutenant in The Salvation Army at the time, and together they shared life, love and created a family.
In July 1998, Rose was reaccepted into officership and took up an appointment at the School for Biblical and General Studies where she faithfully served until her retirement in December 2002.
In retirement, Rose continued to work closely with Alan in ministry. Together they were on staff at Brengle Institutes for Officers in several territories, and holiness seminars in various parts of Australia.
Our love, sympathy and prayers are with Major Alan Harley, Peter, David, Catharine, their families, granddaughter Natalie, as well as the many friends honouring Rose’s life. May God bring comfort to those who mourn her passing, confident in the knowledge that Rose is now with her Lord and Master.
“Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; Guide me in your truth and teach me
For you are God my Saviour, And my hope is in you all day long”(Psalm 25:4-5).
The funeral service for Captain Rose Harley was held on Friday 13 November at Campsie Citadel, conducted by Lieutenants Jon and Pat Corey and supported by members of the Sydney Veterans’ Band.