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The Vancouver Sun
Obituaries - 2007



Vancouver Sun January 4, 2008 (Friday)
McDONALD - Flora, RN
, passed peacefully away with her family at her side on December 31st at Pinegrove Place. She was proud to nurse until the age of 65 and also enjoyed singing, bingo, shopping, cards and spending time with her family. Her Nfld. wit and humor will be remembered. It's with heavy hearts we say goodbye to our dear mother, grandmother and friend. Born September 25, 1913, in Western Bay, Nfld., she lived the last 21 years of her life in Richmond, BC. Devoted wife and mother, she is survived by three daughters: Frances McDonald, Amelia McDonald (Philippe Cote) and Claudette Hildebrand (Ralph Hildebrand), 7 grandchildren: Luke and Victoria McDonald, Jonathan and Benjamin Cote, Tia, Layna and Keith Hildebrand. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Pinegrove Place for all their kindness extended to our mother over the past three years. A special thank you to Nurse Kim, Telma, Gertrude, Dr. David, Dr. Dennis Chin and Holy Family Hospital. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2008 at Richmond Funeral Home, 8420 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Covenant House or a charity of your choice.

ROWLANDS, Eda May [with photo]
Vancouver Sun August 25, 2007 (Saturday)
Eda May Rowlands
passed away peacefully on August 17, 2007 in Vancouver during her 101st year. Eda was born in Everett, MA, USA, on March 1, 1906, to Albert James and Fannie (Wheeler) Randell. The latter, having come from Newfoundland, were living temporarily in the Boston area. The family moved to Nelson, BC in May 1907 and to Trail, BC in 1914. Eda completed her schooling in Nelson and Trail and graduated from Victoria Normal School in 1925. She then taught in several BC schools (many were one-room), including Wynndel, Kerr Creek, Warfield (where she initially taught all grades and did the janitorial work for $100/month) and Trail.

She married Edward (Ted) Howell Rowlands at Knox United Church in Trail on June 26, 1930, and they resided in Trail until moving to Vancouver in June 1967. As well as being a devoted wife to Ted and mother to two sons, Eda loved her garden, and was very active in the Trail United Church and the Eastern Star. Upon moving to Vancouver, Eda and Ted attended St. John's United Church in the West End, enjoyed golf at Stanley Park, and spending time with their older son Mervyn and his family in North Vancouver.

Eda is survived by a son, Bob of Madison, WI, USA; two daughters-in-law, Roma Rowlands of Madison, WI, USA and Marcia Rowlands of North Vancouver; four grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a niece, Judy Wiesinger (nee Lane) of Corvallis, OR, USA, and one nephew, Keith Lane, Rossland. Funeral and burial arrangements are pending. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Haro Park Centtre, Vancouver for all their constant care to her. Memorials may be made to Haro Park Centre Foundation, Haro Park Centre, 1233 Haro Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 3Y5.



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