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ROWE – Nina (nee Goodkey)

June 6, 1927 – July 11, 2010

Nina Rowe (nee Goodkey), beloved wife of John Rowe of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2010 at the age of 83 years.

Nina was born and raised in Calgary. A true Alberta Pioneer. She was a dedicated volunteer for her kids’ school and later in life for her Seniors Group The Parkdale Nifty Fifties. She dedicated her life to her husband and family especially her grandchildren. She loved square and round dancing, camping and entertaining friends and family.

Besides her loving husband John Rowe, Nina is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Peggy Rowe; daughter-in-law Tracy Rowe; and grandchildren, Jennifer Rowe, Trevor Rowe, Westley Rowe and Ryan Rowe. She is also survived by her brother Walter Goodkey; sisters, Mary Yahn and June Shearer; brother-in-law Al Shearer and Paul Durose; and sister-in-law Edna Benedetti. Nina was predeceased by her son David Rowe; brother Jack Goodkey; sisters, Georgina Lockett, Ethel (Pep) Whitburn, Joan Durose and Minerva Sheard.

A Celebration of Nina’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, July 19, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Nina Rowe, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Ken Youngsaye :

    Tracy, please accept our condolences at your mother-in-law’s passing, especially so soon after Dave left you. Hazel and I will remember you in our prayers and give our support to you and your family in this time of grief.

    Ken & Hazel

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  2. Deb Lovejoy (nee Edie) :

    Sorry to hear of Nina’s passing. I knew Jack & Nina growing up in Parkdale and University Heights as My parents Ralph & Beth Edie were good friends with them both.RIP.

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  3. Maureen Sumner (Clayton) & family :

    We wish to send condolences to the Rowe family on behalf of the Clayton family(Maureen, Muriel & David). We knew Nina and Jack from our parents square dancing days as well as all the campfires we sat around together at Margaret & Earl’s(mom & dad’s) Acreage. Many happy times and lots of laughs. Nina was a sweet, kind woman and she will be remembered fondly.

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  4. Patricia Oxendale :


    I was sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Take care of your Father and youself at this time. My thoughts are with you


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  5. Jackie Spring :

    Dear Peggy, Terry and family
    Please accept my condolences on the passing of your mother. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time. Deepest sympathy.

    Jackie Spring

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