Eleanor Rowland

Eleanor Mabel Rowland

Tuesday, June 18th, 1946 - Saturday, July 18th, 2020
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Passed away July 18, 2020 in her 75th year

Eleanor was born in Powassan, Ontario on June 18, 1946, the youngest of 7 children. Her first years of school were in a one room schoolhouse. She later attended Powassan High School with thoughts of being a teacher. After also considering a career as an airline ticket attendant, she decided on a career in banking.

Eleanor met her future husband Mike through a co-worker, who thought they would make a great couple. She was right! They were married in North Bay on October 12, 1968 and that was the start of their wonderful life together. This fall would have marked 52 years together.

When their first child, Karen, was born, Eleanor became a stay at home mom. A few years later Lisa was born, and the family was complete. Eleanor loved raising her daughters and being home with them. As the girls became teenagers, Eleanor went back to work for a while. Once the first grandchild arrived, she retired for good. Mike joined her in retirement in 2008.

Mike and Eleanor have many cherished memories of travelling, and spending time together on their daily walks

Eleanor spent her adult life actively involved in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in a variety of ways, and particularly loved serving in the temple.

Eleanor will be lovingly remembered by her husband Mike, their children Karen Rowland and Lisa (Graham) Wing. Eleanor will also be fondly remembered by her six grandchildren, Colton, Andrew, Melanie, Matthew, Courtney, and Christine.

Predeceased by her parents Thelma Dallyn and Merritt Smith, sisters Jean (Adam) Veitch, Shirley (John) Dutchik, Fay (Keith) Keuhl and brother William. Survived by brothers James and Herbert

Service will be held on Friday, July 24, 2020. We know that there are many who would have wanted to attend her service and be with our family at this time. Due to the current pandemic restrictions it’s necessary for us to request that her funeral attendance is by invitation only.

Interment will follow at Groveside Cemetery, Brooklin.

Thank you to Barnes Memorial Funeral Home and members of the Oshawa Ward for their support.

In memory of Eleanor memorial donations to Thyroid Cancer Canada or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, July 24th, 2020 |
    Friday, July 24th, 2020
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
    632 Thornton Rd. N
    OSHAWA, ON L1J 6T6
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    Private Service
  • Interment

    Groveside Cemetery
    5155 Baldwin St.
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Lucinda Sawler

Posted at 11:13pm
My sincere condolences to the family, Mike, Lisa, Karen and her beautiful grandchildren that we shared so many stories. I did Eleanor's hair for the past 15/16 years, we had a very special relationship that will be forever cherished and missed.
We trusted and talked openly and honestly about our children, our lives, our relationships, our decorating and whatever else was going on in our lives and the world. I would schedule many of her hair appointments on Friday's, I would tell Eleanor it was because it was a beautiful treat for me to end my busy work week. With Love Lucinda xo

Sue Barnsley

Posted at 10:30am
A dear friend and loving mother. You will be missed.
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Shirley & Denis, Sharon & Scott, Art & Carolynne

Posted at 06:21pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Sending all our love.
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Posted at 09:36am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Sue Barnsley

Posted at 10:23am
It is with great sadness I learned of the passing of Eleanor. She had a kind heart and a great love of family. She was a close friend for many years when my girls were little. I appreciated her kindnesses and her gentle manner.

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