Memorial Guest Book for Hugh Allan Rowe

This guestbook was previously hosted on Legacy.com for visitors to my father’s obituary. At the one year anniversary they request you to pay an ongoing hosting/storage fee to keep it online. Since I’m not sure how much I trust them as guardian of these tributes to my father I’ve decided to replicate here on my blog. If you would like to leave a message, please use the comment function at the bottom of this post.

HUGH ALLAN ROWE
Age 71, Hugh died peacefully on Saturday evening, 20 August 2011 at his home in Dollard des Ormeaux, Quebec, surrounded by his family. He bravely battled cancer for twenty months. Hughie, as he was known to many of his childhood friends and family, was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia to Retha Day and Jack (Eli) Rowe. He moved to Montreal in 1941 and grew up in Rosemount as a member of the 9th Avenue gang and then had a very successful career as a stock-broker, financial advisor and options trader. Hugh was the exquisite, darling husband of Maureen (ne Harrold) for the past 34 wonderful years, beloved father of Marjorie (Ralph), Corinne (Clive), Catherine (Paul), Ryan (Kun), Anna (Antonio) and Max (Greg), and grandfather of Alex, Melanie, Michael, Christopher, Lina, Brandon, Courtney and an eighth (a grand-daughter) on the way. He is fondly remembered by his first wife Lise Verret. An avid runner for thirty years, Hugh completed several marathons and was a champion of healthy living and an amateur body-builder. He was a decades-long member of the Libertarian Party of Canada, a member of the Mensa club, and he read books and newspapers extensively. Hugh loved to watch sports – particularly his beloved Montreal Canadiens. He was very proud of his extensive stamp collection. He had also conducted a large study of his familys history back to the mid-17th Century. In recent years he went on many amazing road trips with his wife Maureen and loyal dog Davey to explore different corners of North America and Europe. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society or to the St. Marys Hospital Foundation. Many heartfelt thanks to Dr. Adrian Langleben and the wonderful nursing staff at the St. Marys Oncology Treatment Centre. Visitation will take place at Rideau Funeral Home (4275 Boul. Des Sources in Dollard-des-Ormeaux) from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, and 7:00pm to 9:00pm on Wednesday 24 August 2011. The funeral service will take place at the same location at 2:00pm on Thursday 25 August 2011.

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August 28, 2011

Dad, you were a great father. You will forever be in my heart and my memories. I will love you always. Your daughter, Anna.

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Anna Rowe,
Montreal, Quebec
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August 28, 2011
There is no death….only a changing of worlds. May you and your family forever the presence of this man in your hearts and at your side.
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Cathy McCarthy,
Durham, North Carolina——–

August 27, 2011

Dear Marj and Rowe Family:
May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.
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Linda Martin,
Garson, Ontario——–

August 27, 2011

Thank you to everyone who wrote and for the love and best wishes. It is appreciated at this time. Dad was a huge presence in my life and it is with great sadness that I realize he is no longer a phone call away. Reading your words means a lot to me.

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Marjorie Rowe-Callisto,
Laval, Quebec——–

August 27, 2011

mr rowe its your son in law anthony ,,just want to say that u were the best father in law any1 can ask for ,going to miss our nights wathing the habs play r.i.p
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anthony mule,
montreal——–

August 25, 2011

Dear Maureen & family. My deepest & heartfelt sympathy at this time for such a tremendous loss. Hugh will be sadly missed but keep yourselves strong for future ahead. All my love. Pauline——–

August 25, 2011

Our hearts are sore to lose such a kind, gentle and humerous friend. We send hugs and prayers to Maureen and family. Rest in peace my friend Hugh.
Les Wilton (a member of the 9th Avenue Gang) & Ishbel Wilton
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Lester & Ishbel Wilton,
Gananoque, Ontario——–

August 24, 2011

My deepest sympathy to the Rowe family
St Mary’s volunteer
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mari arias,
montreal, Quebec——–

August 24, 2011

May his sole rest in peace – our deepest sympathy to the Rowe Family. Mubashir & All HEED Team
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Mubashir Niaz,
Abu Dhabi——–

August 24, 2011

Our prayers, thoughts and love go out to Maureen and the Rowe Family. The memories of all you shared will always stay in your hearts.
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Bob and Frances Cartman,
Montreal, Quebec——–

August 24, 2011

My deepest sympathy to all of Hugh’s family . May he rest in Peace.
Shirley Lane Halifax( Hugh’s cousin)
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Shirley Lane,
RR#2 New Germany, Nova Scotia——–

August 24, 2011

Our deepest sympathy to Anna and Ryan and the Rowe family.
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Linda Sneath,
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec——–

August 23, 2011

My sincerest condolences to Catherine and her family.
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Maria Candido,
Dollard des Ormeaux, Quebec——–

August 23, 2011

Our sympathies to Maureen, Ryan, and Anna from your former neighbours on Oxford Crescent ….. the Rosenblums (Stan, Donna, Mike and Adam)
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Stan Rosenblum,
Newmarket, Ontario——–

August 23, 2011

Our deepest sympathy to all the Rowe family. May the love and memories you shared help you through this difficult time.
Carol (Kerr) and Derrek Tutte

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Carol Tutte,
Ottawa, Ontario
——–August 23, 2011

Dear Maureen,
Ever since we moved to Brockville, I have been reading the Gazette online. I was so sad to read of Hugh’s death. Deepest sympathy to you and your family. A friend from our Book Club days,
Rosemary McGowan
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August 22, 2011

To Hughie’s loving family,
May it comfort you to know that we are thinking of all of you at this time of sorrow in Newfoundland. We are happy that Hughie had kept in touch with us all these years through letters, cards and phone calls keeping us in the Rowe family loop and updating us on your family in particular. Hughie was a favourite cousin of my late mother and her siblings. We are very proud to have known such a fine gentleman. We looked forward to his visits and conversation about family geneaology very much. We shall miss his reaching out to us with love and affection as his father, Jack, did before him. We will keep our memories of him burning in our hearts and minds forever. God bless all of you.
Carole Anne, Ken, James (Julie), Joseph (Sue-anne), Jeff (Susan) and Juliana Coffey.

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Carole Anne Coffey,
St. John’s, Newfoundland——–

August 22, 2011

My sincere condolences Ryan. My prayers are with your family and you.
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Raj Koona,
Wellington, New Zealand——–August 22, 2011

We say “May you be spared further sorrow”.

My sincerest condolences to you and your lovely family.
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Carol Wainer,
Beaconsfield, Quebec
——–August 22, 2011

My heartfelt sympathy to you at this time at the loss of your dear husband. The two of you seem to have had a wonderful relationship- much to be admired & an inspiration to other couples….I hope to see you again soon at the MLUWC bookclub meetings

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Carole Newberry,
Beaconsfield, Quebec——–

August 22, 2011

You passed away on Saturday evening Dad, after a brutal fight with cancer. You may no longer be able to speak to me as I am used to but your spirit is still with me. When I go out running, you’re with me every step of the way and it feels awesome. How about a race to the finish line Dad? I love you so much. Your Sonny Boy.
~
Ryan Rowe,
Chapel Hill, North Carolina——–

August 22, 2011

May you be comforted by the wonderful, happy memories and love you shared together.
With love, Janet and Brian Timms

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Janet and Brian Timms,
Dorval, Quebec——–

August 22, 2011

My deepest sympathies to Catherine and her family, my thoughts are with you.
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Lori Bradley,
pierrefonds, Quebec
——–August 22, 2011

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
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Judy Andres,
Medicine Hat, Alberta——–

August 22, 2011

Sincerest Condolences
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Rosa Verdecampo,
Montreal, Quebec

3 thoughts on “Memorial Guest Book for Hugh Allan Rowe”

  1. I was just trying to find my uncle’s obituary (James Partick Rowe – MTL North) after I just found out that his sister-in law (Janice Parker Sullivan) died on June 1st, 2014 when I came upon this website. I was not aware that Hugh Rowe had died. Allow me to pass on my sincere condolences to you and his extended family.

    Through a strange coincidence, Hugh became my dad’s (John Thomas Rowe – but he went by Tom Rowe) and later my financial advisor while we both lived in Montreal. Hugh and I talked a few times about our family trees being from Newfoundland and yet we were never able to link them together. My dad died of Alzheimer’s in Feb 2013 and I moved to NJ in 1993.

    I wanted to pass on the following website in case you have not yet seen it (http://www3.sympatico.ca/john.rowe/#7 entitled “Rowes of Newfoundland”). My family tree starts in Chapter 7 – Rowe of Carbonear with James Rowe (1845 –1935) who married MARY MURPHY. Then onto FRANCIS Joseph ROWE, JAMES Alphonsus ROWE and then John Thomas Rowe (listed incorrectly as THOMAS Joseph ROWE).

    Again sorry for your loss.

    Derrick Rowe

  2. Hey Ryan,

    I’m sorry to hear that your dad has passed away. I hope all is well with you and Anna, and your mom. Sounds like you are pretty involved in …well…pretty much everything. That’s really cool. Anyhow, hope you guys are all doing good.

    Best wishes…Mike.

  3. I was googling around and came upon this site and was rather shocked to see that Hugh had passed away nearly 4 years ago. Though we were not blood-related we both had our roots in Newfoundland – his from Heart’s Content, mine from Carbonear. For many years we traded family information back and forth and I actually visited him at home in Dollard a couple of times. Though I’ve been investigating Rowes of NL for over 20 years Hugh had been at it much longer and provided me with much info in the early years. In recent years, however, we lost touch mainly because we had exhausted all our resources.

    I do have a blood connection to Derrick Rowe, above, (half first cousin, once removed) and personally knew his grandfather (my Dad’s half brother) in Verdun.

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