ROWLANDS, Carolyn Doris, nee Blissett - Peacefully at University Hospital, with her children by her side, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 Carolyn Rowlands of London, age 87. Predeceased by her parents, Bert and Rosa Blissett, husband John (Jack) Rowlands, brother Terry Blissett and great grandson, Cole Shepley. Loving Mother to her son Chris Rowlands (Rita), daughters Caren Rasimus (Eric) and Lorie Johnson. Beloved Grandmother of Mark Rasimus (Rochelle), Katie Johnson, Shauna Shepley (Chris), Amy Harris (Greg), Christopher Rasimus (Ashley), Andrew Johnson, Breanne Avraham (Jeremy), and Jackie Rowlands. Proud Great Grandmother of Kaydan and Evan Harris, Karsyn Shepley, and Emma Rasimus. Dear sister to Catherine Sydorko (Dick), Brian Blissett (Peggy), sisters-in-law Shirl Rowlands, and Margaret Blissett. Aunt and Auntie-Gram to many nieces and nephews. Also cherished by many friends and neighbours. Carolyn worked for Kingsmill’s when the war ended and for many years at the family business, Rowlands Flowers on Hamilton Road. She was a long time member of the West London Alliance Church and had been a very active member of her community, participating in the Hi Neighbour group as well as the “Boyle Goyles", having organized, or helped to organize many social outings, tours and other activities. Together with her life-long friend Shirl Walsh from Stratford, now deceased, they travelled extensively on bus trips throughout Ontario and tours of Europe as well as cruises. She loved to spend time each summer at the cottage on Ipperwash beach, enjoying the people that came around. Her family was her life and it was often the case where “games nights" were held at her house. Children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews would come and the house would be filled with laughter and friendly banter as the games went on. She was matriarch to a very tight knit family who enjoyed her caring ways and eagerness to see that everyone was happy. “Oh Katz", she would say when things got exciting. “Bye for now" Mom. We are missing you every day. Visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Thursday at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, March 13th at 11 AM . Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
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