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Rowena Currie

Rowena Agnes Currie, a beloved mother, nanny, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away on July 25, 2023, at the age of 100, at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital in Stone Ridge, NB. She was born on September 27, to the late Hazel and James White, and was the eldest of six siblings.

Rowena was predeceased by her husband, Gerald Currie, her special companion, John Couturier, and her brother, Edison White. She is survived by her two daughters, Kimberly Pond (John) of Durham Bridge, NB and Katheryn Martin (Glenn) of Woodstock, NB. She leaves behind her grandchildren, Jessica, Gerald, and Travis Pond, Jeffrey, Mallory, and Riley Martin, as well as her great-granddaughter, Chloe Knox. Rowena is also survived by her siblings, Guida Rog, Shirley Dunnett, Floyd White (Gail Anderson), and Mildred Anderson (Charlie). She will be missed by many others dear to her, including her sister-in-law, Faye White.

Apart from her dedication to her family, Rowena found great joy in dancing, shopping, camping, sunshine, flowers, and having a good hairstyle. She took great pride in her lifelong career with NB Power and enjoyed sharing stories of her experiences. Her warm and loving nature touched the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing and loving her.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff in 3SW at the DECRH, especially Dr. Khaleduzzaman, for their compassionate care and going above and beyond for Rowena and the entire family.

Visitation will be held on July 29, 2023, from 6 to 8 pm, at York Funeral Home in Fredericton. A Funeral Service will take place the following day, July 30, 2023, at 3 pm, at York Funeral Home’s T. Gordon MacLeod Memorial Chapel, officiated by Pastor Chris Bennett. A Private Interment will follow at Seymour Memorial Cemetery in Kingsley, NB, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the MS Society, Lupus New Brunswick, or the Birdton Cemetery.

The passing of Rowena Agnes Currie, aged 100, on July 25, 2023, at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital in Stone Ridge, NB, is mourned by her loving family. Born on September 27th to Hazel and James White in Stone Ridge, NB, Rowena was the eldest of six siblings, including Guida, Shirley, Floyd, Edison, and Mildred.

In addition to her parents, Rowena was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Currie, her special companion, John Couturier, and her brother, Edison White. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Kimberly Pond (John) of Durham Bridge, NB and Katheryn Martin (Glenn) of Woodstock, NB. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jessica, Gerald, and Travis Pond, Jeffrey, Mallory, and Riley Martin, and great-granddaughter, Chloe Knox. Rowena’s siblings, Guida Rog, Shirley Dunnett, Floyd White (Gail Anderson), and Mildred Anderson (Charlie), as well as her sister-in-law, Faye White, are among the many others who will miss her dearly.

Beyond her most cherished role as a dedicated mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt, Rowena found immense joy in dancing, shopping, camping, basking in the sunshine, admiring flowers, and maintaining a stylish hairstyle. Her long-standing career with NB Power stood as a testament to her professional accomplishments, and she took great pride in sharing anecdotes from her time there. Those fortunate enough to know and love Rowena will always remember her genuine warmth and miss her deeply.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude and appreciation to the compassionate staff of the 3SW at the DECRH, particularly Dr. Khaleduzzaman, who went above and beyond in providing exceptional care for Rowena and her family throughout her time at the hospital.

Visitation will be held at York Funeral Home in Fredericton on July 29, 2023, from 6 to 8 pm. On July 30, 2023, at 3 pm, a Funeral Service conducted by Pastor Chris Bennett will take place at York Funeral Home’s T. Gordon MacLeod Memorial Chapel. Following a private interment at Seymour Memorial Cemetery in Kingsley, NB, a reception will be held in Rowena’s honor. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made to the MS Society, Lupus New Brunswick, or the Birdton Cemetery.

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