Sr Rose de Notre Dame OP died July 17, 2019 at the Convent in Guadeloupe. She was interred in the vault of the Dominican Sisters, Abymes, Guadeloupe after a joyful celebration in the packed parish church. She was in the 93rd year of her life and the 71st year of her profession. The local Dominican Sisters community remembers Sr Rose on the anniversary of her death.
Sr Rose de Notre Dame OP (Yvonne de Verteuil) was born on September 19, 1925 in Port of Spain to Jacques and Suzanne de Verteuil. They were a religious Catholic family of eight children. Three of them became religious (two Sisters and one priest who later left).
She entered the Dominican Congregation May 16, 1946 at Holy Name Convent along with Sr Bernadette De La Bastide OP. These two were the first local vocations in Trinidad. Sr Rose made First Profession February 28, 1948. She studied at Cambridge University, obtained her first degree, and returned to Trinidad.