Margaret Rowe was born in Co. Tyrone, England. She arrived in Newfoundland on
29th March, 1946.
Margaret Agnes (nee Hunter) Rowe
Warbride Name: Margaret Agnes Rowe
Date of Birth: May 29, 1920
- Feb. 18, 2011
Maiden Name: Hunter
From: Norther Island, Strabane, Co.Tyrone
Husbands Name: Earnest Rowe Royal Air Force
Date of Marriage:
Ships Name: Scythia March 1946
Date of Departure: Liverpool ?
Date Arrived in Canada: ?
Port of Arrival: Pier 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Date Arrived in NL: 29th March, 1946
Settled in: Corner Brook
Children: 7, Colleen, Hunter, Janet, Yvonne, Ivan, Frances, Richard
Information updated by Colleen, Nov. 1, 2010.
Infomation updated by Annette Fulford April 15, 2011.
Governor General's Caring Canadian Award
Margaret A. Rowe
Awarded: December 10, 2007
Margaret A. Rowe, Conception Bay South, Newfoundland & Labrador
A British expatriate and devoted Red Cross volunteer, Margaret Rowe has offered outstanding service to citizens of her community and province. For 20 years, she has helped organize a reunion of war brides hailing from all over the province, to foster support and lasting friendships among women. She further assisted in the writing and publication of a semi-annual newsletter as well as a book of stories about war brides, the profits of which have provided scholarship funds for their families. In the Conception Bay South area, she has assisted numerous victims left homeless by fire and directed many community food and clothing drives. She has also tended to seniors and shut-ins, and given freely of her time and energy to help members of her parish.
Passed Away On: 18/02/2011
(1920 – 2011) — Passed peacefully away at Admiral’s Coast Retirement Centre on Friday, February 18, 2011. Predeceased by her husband, Ernest and brother Jim. Leaving to mourn her loving children, Colleen (Peter Martin), Hunter (Selma), Janet (Larry Hoskins), Yvonne (Roger Jefford), Ivan (Monique Gaudreau), Frances (John Morgan) and Richard, 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, sister Milly (in Northern Ireland) and family; sister-in-law Rose (in England) and family. Also her special friends, the Newfoundland War Brides and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to the owners and staff of Admiral’s Coast Retirement Centre for their exceptional devotion and loving care during our mother’s stay. Visitation in the James J. Hickey Memorial Funeral Home, Kelligrews Sunday, 2 -4 and 7 -9 pm, Monday 10 -12 noon. Funeral service in St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Upper Gullies on Monday, February 21, 2011 at 2 pm.
Photo from Royal Canadian Legion
Lest We Forget Volume 6.
Margaret has a story in
the War Bride book, We Came From Over the Sea
, page 43.