It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Peter M. Rowlands of Jean de Baie, NL (formerly of Stephenville, NL) on Sunday, June 02, 2019. Surrounded by his loving family and care givers, Peter passed peacefully, at home, at the age of 93 years.
Peter is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Dalton of John's Pond, St. Mary’s Bay; his siblings: Ida (Ontario), Madonna (St.John’s) and Raymond (Jean de Baie); his nine children: Angela (Clarence Casey - CBS, NL), Donna (David Weber - London, ON), Peter (Brenda - Lansdowne, ON), David (Cynthia - Gander, NL), Joe (Julie - Dartmouth, NS), John (Colette - Lawrencetown, NS), Ray (Brenda - Mount Pearl, NL), Philip (Laura - Embrun, ON), Cathy (Tony White - Shediac, NB). He also leaves behind a loving legacy of twenty-three grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren and a large number of nieces and nephews.
Born in Jean de Baie, May 6, 1926, he moved to Stephenville during the construction of the Ernest Harmon Airforce Base, where he met and married Mary. He was employed in various capacities throughout his life, ending his working career in 1984 as first engineer of MV Fred J. Agnich (operated by GSI/Texas Instruments). People were high priority to Peter. He was a community-oriented person, and generously volunteered with various service groups – including a lifetime membership with the Lions Club. He loved to laugh, sing and tell stories, and was considered a natural entertainer by all. He liked nothing better than a house full of family and friends. He will be dearly missed.
Peter was predeceased by his parents, John Tom and Mary (Murphy) Rowlands; brothers: Phonse, John-Joe, Len, Jack, Rod, and Joe; sisters: Theresa, Lucy, Mary and Margaret; son James and granddaughter Kayla.
Visitation will take place at Wiseman’s Funeral Home, Marystown, on Thursday June 6 from 7-9 pm and Friday June 7 from 1-8 pm followed with a Vigil from 8-9 pm. Funeral service will take place at Sacred Heart Parish, Marystown on Saturday, June 8th at 11am. Interment will follow at Star of the Sea Cemetery in Jean de Baie.
Flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made in his honour to the Marystown Lions Club, PO Box 277, Marystown, NL. A0E2M0 President Edna Power 709 279 2948.
Forever in our hearts…
“Our Family Serving Your Family”