It is with broken hearts that the family announces the peaceful passing of Debbie Rowlinson, at the age of 65, at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Monday, April 21, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Best friend and loving wife of 45 years to Larry Rowlinson. Cherished mother of Lauri, Jen, Shannon (Brian), Dave (Kelsey) and Amy (Chris). Devoted grandmother of Jessica, Colton, Ryder, Megan, Ella, Jack, Brodin, Bailey, and Cole. Sister of Judy Reed and sister-in-law to Ruth (Bryan) Chappell. Remembered by several nieces and nephews and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Predeceased by her parents Jack and Eleanor Wilson, and by her in-laws Bill and Betty Rowlinson. Debbie was a longtime employee of William’s Pastry and a devoted volunteer of the Sarnia Girls Silverstick. She was a longtime active member of Paterson Memorial Presbyterian Church, and loved being with and spending time with family. Debbie was an amazing wife, mother and grandmother, and will be missed by all those who knew and loved her. We will treasure her kind heart, beautiful smile, and joyful, loving personality. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday April 24, 2014 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Paterson Memorial Church on 120 Russell Street, Sarnia on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with visiting one hour prior to service time. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca
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