At his residence, on Friday, November 4, 2011 of Hensall in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Betsy (Payne) Rowcliffe and the late Jean (Cavill) Rowcliffe (1985). Dear father of Billy-Joe and Denise Rowcliffe and Joanne Rowcliffe and Bob Simpson all of Hensall, Timothy and Cherie Rowcliffe of Kanata; Thomas and Melissa Roberts of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Dorothy and Sean Corry of Seattle, Washington. Dear grandfather of Lily Rowcliffe; Matt and Karla Simpson, Brianne Simpson; Joshua, Lydia, Edward Roberts; Beth and David Corry and great-grandfather of Declan Simpson. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Peggy and Geoffrey Craven of Victoria, B.C. and Ronald and Annette Rowcliffe of Sarnia. Predeceased by his son Alan Rowcliffe (1962).

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street (one street west of Main), Exeter on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held at St. Thomas Anglican Church, 5 John Street, Seaforth on Tuesday, November 8th at 2 PM with The Rev’d Karine Farmer officiating. Interment Hensall Union Cemetery.

Donations to Hensall Union Cemetery would be appreciated by the family.

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