Rowter, Ora Alberta “Bertie” , it is with great sadness that the family of Bertie Rowter, 78, of Maitland Bridge, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, announce her passing peacefully on Saturday, February 11th, 2012, in the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater.
Bertie was born on June 7th, 1933, in Inglisville, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, was the eldest child of the late Donald and Adelaide “Marie” (McGill) Rideout.
Bertie moved to Maitland Bridge as a teenager where she worked in Alton Demmon’s General Store. It was there she met Allen Rowter and they married in 1951. She was devoted to this community and to the Church for all these years. Bertie’s beautiful gardens were a testament to the tender loving care she gave them and her sewing skills were known for it’s fine finished product.
Bertie was predeceased by her beloved husband of almost 50 years, Allen in 2001. Also predeceasing her were her brothers Donald in infancy and Robie Rideout (Billerica, Massachusetts, USA), sister Eva Webb (Bedford) and brother-in-law “Tim” Arnold Rowter (Maitland Bridge).
She will be deeply missed by her surviving family, son Daniel and Bev (Veinot) of Conquerall Mills, grandson Nicholas Rowter and Kristy Fraser of Sherwood Park, Alberta, granddaughter Natalie Rowter-Baird and Michael, of Bedford, granddaughter Alissa Rowter of Bedford, and two great-grandsons, Kalen and Micah Rowter of Sherwood Park Alberta. She is also survived by her sister Una Truscott and Ray of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, sister-in-law Althea Rowter of Maitland Bridge, brother-in-law Dale Webb of Bedford, sister-in-law Sandi Rideout of Billerica, Massachusetts, USA, and seven nieces, nephews and their families. She had many wonderful and dear friends whom she leaves behind.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m., both from St. Paul’s United Church, Maitland Bridge, Annapolis County. Reverend Tom Watson officiating. Burial will be in the Maplewood Cemetery, Maitland Bridge. Family flowers only, donations may be made to St. Paul’s United Church, Maitland Bridge or to the Maitland Bridge Community Hall. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.chandlersfuneral.com
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