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Rosa's insatiable curiosity extended to military subjects, as well. When she researched the role of Nepalese Ghurka regiments in World War II and learned of their shabby treatment after the war, she created a program of privately financed care for these unsung heroes. In 1992, Queen Elizabeth II made Rosa an Honorary Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in recognition of her long-time commitment to the Ghurka Welfare Trust.

In addition to Ellice, she is survived by a daughter, Nancy Hayward, sons Nathan and Pierre Hayward, and five grandsons. Her daughter Rosa Hayward Jones died in 2006.

Rosa McDonald, throughout her life, remained sharp as a tack. Her wit and warm good humor will be missed by all who knew and appreciated her.

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