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Wallace Rowe

Obituary of Wallace Raymond Rowe

Passed peacefully away at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Center on January 9, 2022, Wallace Raymond Rowe of Red Harbour in his 66th year.

Leaving to mourn his wife, Brenda, of 45 years; Daughter, Fern  (Bradley Brewer) of Edmonton, AB; Son, James (Pamela) of Onoway, AB. Grandchildren:  Megan and Clarissa Brewer and Ewan and Sean Rowe.  

Sister, Cornelia Warren, Burin; Sisters-in-law: Joan Green (Gary) Red Harbour, Kathy Rowe (Paul Gunning) Fort McMurray; Brothers-in-law: Michael Power, Burin and Malcolm Senior, Red Harbour.

Nieces and nephews: Lisa Barter, Cheryl Loughlin, Sonya Vaters, Misty Power, Rachel Green,  Michael Rowe and Jeremy Green and their families

Special Aunt, Gouldie Hollett; Special cousins: Melvie Hearn, St. John’s and Shane Foote (Vivian), Burin; Special close friends and neighbours plus a large circle of other relatives and friends.

Predeceased by parents, Levi and Dorothy Rowe; parents-in-law, John J. and Maud Senior; Brother, Hughie Rowe; Sister, Debbie Power; Brother-in-law, Stanley Warren; Sister-in-law, Eleanor Smith; infant granddaughter, Sarah Rowe.

Wallace married Brenda on June 19, 1976 and together they raised their two children, Fern and Jamie at their home in Red Harbour. He started working at a young age at the fish plant in Burin.  When that closed, he transferred to the plant in Marystown.  When the cod fishery closed, he decided to go back to school to pursue an education in the trades.  With determination and drive, he successfully became a Journeyperson Welder and joined the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers in Edmonton where he worked until his retirement five years ago.  An exceptionally hard worker, he sacrificed much time away from his family to ensure that they were well provided for and that they lacked for nothing.His proudest accomplishments were his children, and in the past 13 years, his grandchildren. 

He gave back to his town and church by serving on the town council and church boards over the years. He was always eager to lend a hand where needed and was kind to all he met.

He loved the outdoors and early mornings and spent most of his waking hours outside, whether in the woods, working round the yard and garage, salmon fishing, moose hunting or just talking to people.He  will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Wesley United Church, Red Harbour.

Due to the current Covid situation, and further reflection, the family has decided not to have visitation as previously planned.

A private funeral service will take place at the Serenity Chapel on Sunday.  Please join the family at (website) at 2PM.

Proof of vaccination and government issued identification will be needed for both visitation and the Funeral Service. Please wear mask and sanitize hands on entering and exiting building. Everyone is asked to sign the contact tracing sheet and register to attend funeral service. Together we can do this.

During these exceptionally difficult times, we at Serenity Funeral Home are exercising ways to ensure public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our trusted staff will be following regulations in conjunction with the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador in co-ordination with the Embalmers & Funeral Directors Board of Newfoundland & Labrador. For more details please visit the COVID-19 section of our website.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Burin.

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