Rowe, Richard Lorne

Richard Lorne Rowe was born in Hanna hospital on Oct. 3, 1957. He was a nice boy who grew up on his parent’s farm near Stanmore, Ab. He attended Youngstown School and completed Grade 12. He was also involved in Youngstown 4-H Calf Club.
Richard was more or less a jack-of-all trades. While living in the Drumheller, Ab. area he worked on a farm, in the plastic factory and did some oil field work. Then he went to Abbotsford, B.C. to work as a plumber’s helper for a short time.
After he returned to Alberta he went to live in Trochu, Ab. and drove the rural mail route out of Three Hills for nearly five years.
While living in Elnora he did carpenter and cement work and later was on the crew that built the new Trochu school.
He was presently helping the Trochu Hotel owner remodel the Trochu Hotel.
Richard was a private person, was well liked by fellow workers and was always willing to help.
Our beloved son, Richard passed away from a fatal heart attack while playing his favourite game on the computer in Trochu on Dec. 12, 2016. He was 59 years old.
Richard is survived by his parents Lorne and Margaret Rowe of Hanna, Ab., a sister, Anne (Randy) Karren of Calgary, Ab. and three brothers, John of Spruce Grove, Ab., Leonard (Cheryl) of Calgary and George (Julie) of Ft. McMurray, Ab.
He is also survived by two nephews, Trevor Karren of Calgary and Jeff (Candice) Karren of Calgary; one grand nephew, Nathan Karren; two nieces, Megan Rowe of Edmonton, Ab. and Koryn (Jeffrey) Petrock of Ft. Saskatchewan, Ab.
A memorial service was held Sat. Dec. 18, 2016 at the First United Church in Hanna, Ab. Interment took place prior to the service at the Hanna Cemetery.
Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Richard’s memory.
Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Hanna entrusted with arrangements, 403-854-2758, www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

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