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Sheila Anne Rowan

August 2, 2014

Sheila Anne Rowan

1940 -2014

Our family is deeply saddened to announce the death of Sheila Rowan on August 2, 2014. Sheila is survived by her twin brother Larry (Elaine) Rowan of Beaumont, AB. and her sister Eileen (Lawrence) Thoner of Saskatoon. She is also survived by her nephews Doug (Tracy) Rowan, Greg (Michele) Rowan and Matthew (Jackie) Rowan, the nephew’s children, and by numerous cousins. She was predeceased by her parents Bill and Chrissie (nee Graham) Rowan.  Sheila was born at Young, SK. on April 22, 1940, and raised there until 1953 when the family moved to Plenty where they lived until 1955. After moving to Saskatoon, Sheila completed high school at Sion Academy. She worked as a secretary, first at an insurance company for seven years and then in the biochemistry department at the U of S for 13 years. Then she went to work for 21 years at Cogema’s Cluff Lake mine and as a buyer for that company at its Saskatoon office. In her retirement, she drove school bus and provided support to a number of senior friends. Sports played an important role in Sheila’s life.  She played with the Saskatoon Imperial Softball team for many years. A natural first baseman -- tall, left-handed, and having a long reach -- she earned her life-long nickname "Stretch." The Imperials, with Sheila on first base, won many league and provincial championships. In 1970, they won the Canadian Softball Championship and the team represented Canada at the World championships in Osaka, Japan. Sheila was also a four-time Canadian curling champion. In 1971, 72 and 73, she won the Canadian Ladies Curling Championship with the Vera Pezer team. In 1992, she skipped her senior ladies team to another championship. Sheila has been inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame and the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame. She is also a member of the Saskatchewan Curling Association Legends of Curling Honor Roll. Sheila also loved to play golf. The highlight of the golf season was the Slobstick, a weekend of golf, fun and fellowship with curling and golf friends at Waskesui. Her faith was important to Sheila and, even in the midst of sports tournaments, she would make time to find a way to attend Sunday Mass. The family extends special thanks to Trevor and Julie and staff at Applewood Manor Personal Care Home for their concern for Sheila over the last four months, to the staff at RUH for their outstanding care in the week she spent there after her stroke and to the many friends who kept vigil with her at the hospital.  Vigil of Prayer will be held on Tuesday, August 5 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 6 at 10:00 a.m. Both services from St. Paul's Co-Cathedral (Spadina Cres E and 22nd St E). Interment to follow beside Sheila’s parents in Young.  Memorial donations to St. Patrick’s Cemetery Fund (c/o Arnold Wilderman, Box 305, Young, SK. S0K 4Y0) or the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan would be gratefully accepted.  Arrangements in care of David Polzen - MOURNING GLORY FUNERAL SERVICES (306-978-5200)

 Service Information

Vigil of Prayer
August 5, 2014

7:00 PM

Mass of Christian Burial
August 6, 2014

10:00 AM

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