Stella Annie Rowe (Farnell)
June 5th, 1935 – May 18th, 2022
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Stella Annie Rowe announce her passing at Western Long Term Care, Palliative Care Unit on May 18th, 2022 at the age of 86. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her children: Wanda Gillespie, Donna Gabriel (Keith), Jackie Philpott (Glenn), Pat Jewer (Brian), George Rowe (Karen), and Susan Rowe; grandchildren: Mark Philpott (Robyn), Erin Lill (Toby), David Gabriel (Courtney), Michael Gabriel (Jeanna), Ryan Gillespie (Blain), Steve Jewer (Kristina), Jason Philpott (Kyla), Pete Jewer (Ramie), Jillian Philpott (Andrew), Kyle Walsh, Adrianna Rowe (Anthony), and Megan Rowe (Calum); great-grandchildren: Emily and James Lill, Jared, Logan, Mason, Zachary, Nicholas and Aria Philpott, Grace, Isabelle, Nicholas and Liam Gabriel, Aiden and Avery Wilgosh, and Breah Jewer; siblings Don Farnell (Donna), and Margo MacLean; and in-laws Edna Wilson, Selma Davis (Mel), Don Rowe (Peggy) and Mary Slade (Nick); as well as a large circle of extended family and friends.
Stella was predeceased by her husband George Rowe; parents Georgina and John Farnell (Betty); siblings: Gerald Farnell (Betty), Regina Lassi (Bill), Sharon Lukomski, John Farnell (Uncle Johnnie), Peggy Mullen, Lynn Dawson, and David Farnell (Linda); parents-in-law Emily and Fred Rowe; and in-laws: Patsy and Ralph Rowe, Malcom Davis, Art Slade, and Gerald Morey.
In keeping with Stella’s wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be a funeral service at Fillatre’s Funeral Home Chapel, 4 St. Mark’s Avenue on Monday, May 23rd at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Jocelyn Cook officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Patricia Cemetery. The family requests that all visitors wear a mask.
The family wishes to extend our thanks to the staff at Mountain View Retirement Centre, which was home to Mom for the last two years. We also extend our thanks to the staff at the Palliative Care Unit for their gentle, loving care in her last days.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Western Memorial Regional Hospital Foundation in support of the cuddle bed project in palliative care. In her honour, we know that Mom would love it if you take your loved one out for an ice cream and a drive on a sunny day.
You may view the live stream for Stella’s funeral service by clicking the following link: