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Shirley Ann Rowse

June 26, 1939

July 4, 2023

We are deeply saddened to announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Shirley Ann (Welch) Rowse on July 4, 2023, at Parkwood Hospital in London. Shirley was surrounded by her loved ones as she entered eternal rest in her 84th year. She was a cherished wife to Harry Rowse for an incredible 65 years and a devoted mother to Scott, Jeff, Barbara Moss, and Terry. Shirley’s legacy will live on through her grandchildren Cameron, Joshua, Adam, Geoffrey, Dillon, Stephanie, Sara, and Matthew, as well as her great-grandchildren Emily and Kaitlyn. She also held a special place in the hearts of her son-in-law Geoff Moss, daughter-in-law Michelle Rowse, and numerous nieces and nephews. Private family arrangements have been made, and a celebration of Shirley’s life will be scheduled for a later date.

The Rowse family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated staff of the Oncology floor at LHSC and Parkwood Hospital for their exceptional care during Shirley’s illness. Their unwavering support and compassion provided tremendous comfort to her and her loved ones during this challenging time.

In honor of Shirley’s memory, the family kindly requests that memorial donations be made to the Terry Fox Foundation. Contributions can be made online at terryfox.org or sent by mail to: The Terry Fox Foundation, 200 – 250 Ferrand Drive, Toronto, ON M3C 3G8. If you prefer to make a donation by phone, please call 1-888-836-9786. Your generous support will help continue Terry Fox’s legacy of raising funds for cancer research.

Although our hearts are heavy with grief, we find solace in remembering Shirley’s loving presence and the lasting impact she had on those fortunate enough to have known her. She will be greatly missed and forever remembered as a treasured wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.

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