The death occurred at Toronto General Hospital on Thursday, September 27th, 2012 of Linda Rowe of Huntsville.
Beloved wife of Earl Earl. Dear sister of Sandy and her husband Glenn McLachlan, Shelley and her husband John Martin and Kim and her husband Dan Marshall. Loving aunt to Candice, Sara, Matt, Curtis, and Spencer and step-mother of Katie and Jill.
Visitation will be held at the Mitchell Funeral Home on Monday, October 1st, 2012 from 5 to 9 p.m.
Funeral Service will be held at All Saints’ Anglican Church, Huntsville on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Transplant Association or St. John’s Anglican Church, Ravenscliffe, building fund, would be appreciated.
Sue Harriet and Craig Gallello
Linda, you are indeed among the angels now. Since the moment I met you, you were an inspiration. Full of life, kind, generous, strong and fun. To me, your were one of the “pioneers”” for transplant awareness and support. You and Earl
I am so sorry to hear about this, Linda was an amazing person, and was a pleasure to work with. My thoughts go out to Linda’s family.Dorothy
I was so sad to hear that Linda had passed away, and even more sorry that I was unable to attend the funeral or visitation. Linda was an inspiration to everyone in Huntsville and she will be sadly missed. My mother always enjoyed her visits when she lived in Muskoka Landing.Mary Spring
To Earl, Sandy, Shelley, Kim and family;
My thoughts are with you all for your loss of a shining star.
Linda never let her own health issues stand in the way of taking on new projects, careers, or giving loving support to others and was deeply connected to all of her family.
Every new cause she took on, was done so unselfishly … with deep dedication and devotion. I will remember Linda by this saying. “There are no problems in life
Dear Shelly and familyI was so sorry to hear of Linda’s death, she was a real fighter and lived life to the fullest. May she rest in peace.
Thinking of you at this difficult time with love and prayers. Joanne
My late Father & sister Esther were neighbours & friends to the Rowe family in Toronto for many years & together with all the rest of us grew to love Linda very much.our prayers & thoughts are with Earl & his family.
Trish and Richard Lambert
Linda was a dear friend and will be truly missed. Our condolences to Earl and the family
Janice and Bill Paterson
Linda was very helpful to me professionally and was a dear friend that we wished to have spent more time with. Her life always seemed to be a fight against incredible odds. Perhaps now she can rest. Their love through all the adversity is an example to us all. Our thoughts go out to Earl and the family
Sandy Tyers & Claude St. Denis
We didn’t have the opportunity to meet Linda. Our connection is through Sandy. Our condolences go to Sandy and the entire family at this very difficult time. We are sorry for your loss.Sincerely, Sandy & Claude
Carmen and Patrick Portelli
Shelly, Our deepest condolences to you and your family. We admired Linda as a colleague but loved her as a friend. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
God Bless You Linda.
So sorry to lose such a GEM!! We met in Windsor at the CTA Games for the first time. We were in the same age group and hung around together all week! Then again in Quebec City we spent time together! She was a Classy Lady! RIP my friend!
Charlene and Jay Neill
We are very sorry to hear about your sister Shelley and John. We are thinking of you at this very sad time.Charlene and Jay
So sad to hear of Linda’s passing. My heart goes out to all of her family and friends.
Constantine & Darlene Karolidis
Shelley, our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time.
Constantine & Darlene Karolidis
To Earl, Shelley and all the family I want to send my sincere condolences! Linda’s world was pretty big and she made it wonderful and better. I feel so honoured to have had her in my life for so many years. This community will not be the same but let’s keep the generosity she so freely gave going forward in her memory.
My deepest sympathy to Linda’s husband and family. I first met Linda about 20 years ago. She was a tremendous gift to our community and helped so many, in so many ways, especially the lost and abandoned animals at the animal shelter. Most recently she ‘adopted’ an antique one-horse-open sleigh that had been just sitting in my backyard and needed a new home. Linda saw the potential to rebuild the old sleigh and I think she and Earl did just that. Good for you Linda ! You will be very much missed by everyone in Huntsville. God Bless.
Mary Jane Smith
Sandy. My condolences go to you and your family at this very difficult time. I didn’t know Linda personally but, over the years have heard and seen her picture for her many medals through the transplant games, her dedication to the Animal Shelter and will remember her as a great female voice over the local radio station!
Dear Earl and family,We were very saddened to hear of Linda’s passing. She was an extraordinary person, and will be missed not only by you and all her family, but also by her community and the transplant community in which she was so involved. We feel blessed to have known her.
Diane, George, Holly and Lance Tyszka
I got the chance to meet Linda back in 2008 when she came to Windsor for the transplant games. I even got to interview her in a video I put on Youtube. I am a 2 time kidney recipient and wish to offer my condolences. You can see that video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx6w_V2WQl0
Shelley, my deepest condolences. Linda was a gift to the profession and all those who had the priveledge to work with her, and be helped by her. My thoughts are prayers are with you and your family.
Sharron & Bob Noble
Our deepest condolences to all of Linda’s family and friends. A very sad time for all.She will be greatly missed. She was a wonderful inspiration to all who knew her.
Chuck & Barbara Ellis
Dear Earl & Family, Sandy, Shelley, Kim, and families, Please accept our most heartfelt condolences. Your are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you and help in this most difficult time.
To the family of Linda,I met Linda in 2008 in Windsor, I had the chance to play badminton with her at the Canadian Transplant Games. She was such a kind, respectful and inspiring person. My sympathy to you.
Louise Delisle, MontrÃ©al
Kurt and Lila Penner
Linda was an incredible inspiration to everyone she met. Her advocacy for the transplant program was exemplary. “We can shed tears because she is gone
Todd Lawrence & Marilyn Bird, Waterloo, ON
One of the nicest people that you would ever want to meet. Rest In Peace, dear Linda.
Dear Earl & family:You have my deepest sympathy
and heartfelt condolences on Linda’s passing.
I extend my condolences
to all the Rowe sisters & their families.
Linda was a vibrant part of the Huntsville community and will be missed by everyone.
God Bless Linda!
I’m extremely saddened to hear of Linda’s passing. She was such a fighter and I was SHOCKED to hear this news. I was a transplant friend of hers for over 20 years. We got especially close in 2005 when she helped to look after me at the World tx. games in London, Ontario. I was physically ill and she helped me tremendously. Ever since then I had a special place in my heart for her. I will miss her tremendously! My thoughts and prayers go out to Earl Earl, and Linda’s family and other tx. family and friends. We have lost a dear soul but know that she is in heaven with many other loved ones looking down on us. Yes it’s hard right now but one day, we who believe in GOD, will see her again and that belief helps us in this time of grief! God Bless you all!
Andrew G Claytor II
It saddens me to hear of the passing of a dear friend to all. Linda was loved by all that came to know her and will be missed .My condolences, may God give you Peace. God Bless, Andrew and Mary Claytor, Virginia
Tom and Laura Olsen
Dear Shelly and family, We are so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. Inspite of so many physical challenges that she faced she lived her life to the fullest and gave so much to so many people. She will be sadly missed.
So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. She wasa wonderful person….will miss her on the radio…..she was always a great supporter of the Animal Shelter…She left a legacy…
a tremendous loss to our community, all citezens, large and small. She will be missed dearly
Jane and David McPhee
Dear Earl and Family, So sorry to hear of the lost battle that Linda fought for so long. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her. She was a great asset to the Animal Shelter for Huntsville and her family and many friends. What a great gal! We will all miss her dearly.
Shelley – thinking of you and your family at such a difficult time. Linda was truly an inspiration as a classmate, colleague and friend. I know how proud you were of her – she touched so many lives. I have thought of Linda often and fondly over the last few months. I’ll miss her.
Earl, I am so sorry for your loss. Linda was such a community spirited woman – Do yo remember getting the Forester and saying – well, what is Linda doing this week? You saw the world together and I’m sure you shared wonderful times that you will cherish forever.
Lauri Noble Briner
Dear Sandy, Shelly and Kim, so sorry for the loss of your sister Linda. ‘The Rowe Girls’ I remember when I first met you all when we were young. Together you were such an awesome and somewhat intimidating force to someone new. This was because you were so close to each other. There seemed to be a special connection between you. My heart goes out to you and your families. May God give you solace in this most difficult time. Lauri Noble Briner
I am so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. She was an inspiration to anyone who new her. She will be missed by everyone including her furry friends.Barb Greer, Windsor ont