In Celebration of
Joanne Elizabeth Rowsell (née Bayer)
October 6, 1943 - August 24, 2017
After years of successive painful illnesses Joanne Elizabeth Rowsell, age 73, passed very peacefully at the Queensway Carleton Hospital on 24 August 2017.
She is now the guardian angel to her husband of 52 years, Rexford (Rex) John Rowsell, her son Robert (Bob) John Rowsell and his wife Shelly, her daughter Kimberley (Kim) Ann Bourdon and her husband Raymond. She was adored by her granddaughters Jessica Rowsell, Kayla Bourdon, Alexandra Bourdon, Alyssa Rowsell, and her newly acquired grandchildren Shawn Hebert and Chantal Hebert, Shelly’s children. Not to mention her dog Bandit who will be looking for his morning cuddles with Joanne for a long, long time.
Special thanks to the Doctors and Nurses who have looked after Joanne over the years with her host of diverse medical issues right up to the end at the Queensway Carleton Hospital, emergency and ACE Units to allow her to pass with dignity and absolute zero pain. The family is most grateful.As per Joanne’s wishes there will be no formal funeral service but Friends and family are invited to gather to celebrate her life on August 31, 2017 at the Beechwood National Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood Ave. from followed by a private family interment at the National Military Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces. In memoriam donations may be made to the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation.
Joanne's husband was a long time (29+ years) C&E Branch Comm Op who followed his military career with a rather lengthy public service career employed as the ADDN and CSMN systems manager at 764 Comm Sqn Ottawa.