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Rowter; Althea Theresa

Posted By Obits On December 20, 2017 @ 4:53 pm In Obituaries | 25 Comments


ROWTER – Althea T., 87, of Maitland Bridge, passed away peacefully in North Queens Nursing Home, Caledonia on Tuesday, December 19, 2017.
Born in Devonshire, she was a daughter of the late John and Annie (Coade) Carver.
Althea was a life long member of St. Paul’s United Church, Maitland Bridge where she served as church secretary and was a member of the choir. She was also a member of the WMS and the WINS for many years. She enjoyed quilting,, gardening, and knitting many socks and mittens for her family. Althea was an active community member volunteering countless hours to many causes and community minded events. She enjoyed preparing and working church suppers and other community hall events. Above all, Althea loved to spend time with her family especially her granddaughters and great grandsons. She will be lovingly remembered for her “nanny trailer rolls” and her flower and vegetable gardens.
She is survived by her son Frank of Hammond’s Plains; her grand daughters Angela Rowter (Chris Barnes) and Sally Rowter (Alphonso David), both of Hammond’s Plains; her great grandsons Jack and Josh Keeping and Brandon Ridgley.
Besides her parents, Althea was predeceased by her husband Arnold “Tim”; her sisters Zora, Dora, Lurleen, Beulah, Mae, Jean, Helen, Pauline and Marguerite, her brothers Kenneth and Edward, her sister in law Bertie and brother in law Allen.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Visitation will be Friday, December 29, 2017 from 1 until 2 p.m. with funeral service beginning at 2:00 p.m. both in St. Paul’s United Church, Maitland Bridge. Reverend Carol Smith officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Maitland Bridge. Reception will be held in the Maitland Bridge Community Hall following the service. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Maitland Bridge Community Hall. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlerfuneral.com

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Condolence from Wanda J Horton on December 20th, 2017 5:35 pm

I am very sorry to hear of Althea’s passing . She was such a Sweet , Kind person . She could easily make you Laugh
and Smile at any moment . I have missed her since she left Hillsview .

Wanda J Horton

Condolence from Muriel Canning on December 20th, 2017 5:42 pm

Sorry to hear of Althea’s passing .I have many fond memories of the times we spend together .

Condolence from Vernon & Joyce Hawkes on December 20th, 2017 9:40 pm

Our condolences to all the family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Carl & Sue Demmons on December 20th, 2017 10:34 pm

Quite a loss: to her family, to the community, and to her many, many friends. We will all miss her ready smile, her laugh, her conversations, her willing spirit, and her sharing ways.
Sincere condolences to Frank and all the family. May Althea rest in peace, after a life well lived.

Condolence from Rob and Sandra Carver on December 20th, 2017 11:16 pm

Dear Frank,

Your mother was an important part of my life as I was growing up and I have fond memories of her. She was fun to be around, had a great personality and was always positive in her outlook. Her gardening skills were remarkable and I still have a few of her peonies. I will remember her ready smile, her hardy laugh and her kind and caring ways. She was a great asset to her community and I know she was missed when she moved away. These past few years have not been easy and our prayers and thoughts are with you and your girls at this time.

Love and Blessings, Rob and Sandra

Condolence from Donna (Minard) Hartling on December 20th, 2017 11:20 pm

Frankie & Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I have many fond memories of visiting her at home and catching up on all the news. Althea was a wonderful and generous person. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Condolence from Don and Libbie Webster on December 21st, 2017 8:02 am

Please accept our sincere condolences. Althea was such a dear friend and so kind to all. Her loss has been felt in the community and among her friends since she moved away. I will miss just knowing that she is’ there’, but she has earned her eternal rest and will long be remembered by those whose lives she touched. RIP, our friend.

Condolence from Betty Lou Wamboldt on December 21st, 2017 8:13 am

To Frank and family: Sorry to hear of your Mom passing, Take care.

Condolence from Dianne Wamboldt on December 21st, 2017 11:49 am

To Frank & family

I was so sorry to hear of Aunt Althea’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed.
My condolences to you all.

Condolence from Frank n Janet Smith on December 21st, 2017 12:03 pm

Frank n Family. So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a great person. I always remember her for her beautiful flower garden and her phlox was so pretty. She had a smile for everyone and loved to carry on and have fun. She will be missed dearly by all who knew her . RIP Althea.

Condolence from Stan & Joan Canning on December 21st, 2017 12:23 pm

Please accept our Sincere Condolences. Althea was a wonderful lady, always very friendly.
She will be missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
God Bless you all.

Condolence from David and Deirdre Reynolds on December 21st, 2017 8:51 pm

Althea will be missed. Those chats with her at the Maitland Bridge suppers in July and those extra deserts were treasured by our entire family. She was also an unrivaled church and community leader.

Condolence from Iona Charlton and Carma on December 21st, 2017 10:13 pm

To Frank, Sally, Angie and families. I Have found it very difficult to visit Althea and watch her go downhill these last couple of years, facing her illness very bravely. She was a wonderful caring person, and she enjoyed every visit, even as she missed her family most of all. She has been sadly missed in our community and church, and many prayers offered up for her wellbeing.Rest in peace, Althea.From Iona and Carman.

Condolence from Mike and Beverly Llewellyn on December 23rd, 2017 8:16 am

To Frank and family… I mourn the passing of this lovely soul. So sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Jean Alcock on December 23rd, 2017 8:34 am

Sorry for your loss, Althea will always be remembered for her love of life and the sparkle in her eyes.

Condolence from Ken Bennett on December 23rd, 2017 11:35 am

Frank,so sorry to read about your mum’s passing especially this time of the year. You have great family support in Angie and the boys having lost a great nanny as well. Sounds like your mum was quite active in her life and her community which also left lasting memories for a lot of friends.

Thinking of you and your family Frank

Ken/Brenda Bennett

Condolence from Norm & Sue Green on December 23rd, 2017 12:14 pm

Thinking of you Frank. Our condolences.

Condolence from Liz Emenau (Minard) on December 24th, 2017 4:45 pm

Frank and Family,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. I always enjoyed visiting your family home, and Althea would greet me with a bright, welcoming smile. No matter what she may be doing in the kitchen, she took the time to make me feel right at home. She was a very special lady and I’ll always remember her kindness. My condolences to you and your family.

Condolence from Judy andrews on December 25th, 2017 1:21 pm

Frank and family. So sorry to learn your Mom has passed. She was such a special person who gave me so many great memories. Rest in peace Althea.

Condolence from cedric@susan smith on December 28th, 2017 8:00 am

sending our deepest condolences to the family

Condolence from Rev. Terry Brewer on December 28th, 2017 7:14 pm

On behalf of the Milton Baptist Church, we wish to extend our sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of Althea, and ask the Lord to bless and encourage them during these moments. Our prayers are with you and may you find peace during these moments. Blessing in the Lord. Pastor Terry Brewer

Condolence from Peter and Lorraine Hope on December 28th, 2017 10:54 pm

To Frank and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Althea’s passing. She was such an enthusiastic and positive person who was always a pleasure to meet and talk to. She will be missed but at the same time she will be fondly remembered.

Condolence from Linda Rowter on December 29th, 2017 12:30 pm

Frank and family-I was so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you today. It was always fun to visit with Tim and Althea, Linda and family

Condolence from Marion and Blair Baxter on December 29th, 2017 1:11 pm

To Frank and family: Sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom was such a lovely lady and it is very difficult to lose a parent. You have lots of great memories to remember and share. Hugs to you all.

Condolence from Carol Buchanan-Gibson on December 29th, 2017 6:33 pm

Frank and family I am so sad to hear of your Mom’s passing, although the days will have a big void with her gone, they will fill with fond memories. Hugs to all

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