On Sunday, April 15, 2007 at the Foothills Hospital, Rowena Paull went to be with her Lord and Saviour. Rowena (Bonnie) was born in Elgin, MB March 8, 1934. She received her Nurses Training at the Brandon General Hospital, graduating as an R.N. in 1955. Rowena worked as a nurse in several locations including Chilliwack, B.C, Oxbow, SK, Brandon, MB, and Swan River, MB. Eventually, she settled in Virden, MB where she was the Director of Nursing at the Virden Auxiliary Nursing Home for twelve years. Her sense of adventure and interest in missions took her to Hay River, NWT where she was the Director of Nursing at the Hay River Hospital. There, she thoroughly enjoyed ten years working with the Sub-Arctic Pentecostal Mission and experiencing northern life. Rowena moved to Calgary, AB where she spent her retirement years. Rowena will be remembered for her steadfast faith in God, and unwavering patience and hope when trials came her way. She enjoyed reading, current events, family visits, taking care of her plants and loved animals. Rowena had a keen sense of humour and could always see the lighter side of life.
Rowena is survived by her daughters Rhonda Paull and Allison Paull (Calgary); two brothers, Glen McBurney (Gwen) of Campbell River, B.C, Ivan McBurney (Moyra) of Portage la Prairie, MB; sister Irene Chouinard of Sarnia, ON; and sister in law Margaret McBurney of Killarney, MB. Rowena was predeceased by her brother Bill McBurney in 2000.
Funeral Services will be held at Souris Gospel Chapel, (61 – 2nd Avenue South), Souris, MB on Friday, April 20, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside to follow at Elgin Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Liver Foundation, #227 Building B8, 2526 Battleford Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T3E 7J4 Telephone: 1 (888) 557-5516 or Compassion Canada,PO Box 5591, London ON N6A 5G8, Telephone:1.800.563.5437
In living memory of Rowena Paull, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences