Irene Rowe

1940 - 2022

Irene Shirley Rowe – Peacefully surrounded by family at Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound on Sunday December 18, 2022. Irene Shirley Rowe (nee Ferguson) - of Sauble Beach, passed away in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Douglas Rowe for 39 years. Dear mother of James Rowe (wife Beverly Prieston), of Strasbourg, SK, Darlene (husband Vaughn Lawrence) of Sauble Beach; and mother-in-law of Debbie Roote of Saugeen First Nation. Cherished grandmother of Amy Issel (Husband Jason Issel), Jason Lawrence (Partner Sydney Walker), and Katie Lawrence (Partner Zack Casemore); and great-grandmother of Liam Tyner, Emma Rowe, Ava Rowe, Alexia Issel, Nathan Lawrence, Natalee Lawrence, and Mia Casemore. Irene is sadly missed by her brother, Robert Ferguson (wife Barbara Ferguson), of Owen Sound; sister-in-law Jean Ferguson of Owen Sound and by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Rhea Ferguson; a son, Robert Rowe (2009); brothers, Harold Ferguson, Charles Ferguson, and Manley Ferguson (wife Helen); and grandson Evan Rowe. Irene’s family wish to express their gratitude to the doctors and nursing staff of the Owen Sound hospital, especially the Dialysis Unit and also Dr. Blake of London Health Science Center. Private family arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Interment in Zion Cemetery, Hepworth at a later date. Donations to Bruce Peninsula Hospital Foundation (Wiarton) or to the Owen Sound Hospital Foundation – Dialysis Unit would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed online at

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