Mildred “Audrey”

Audrey Rowland, age 91, passed away on December 7, 2013 at her home in Ponoka, Alberta. She was born July 2, 1922 in Banchory, Scotland to William and Alexandria Coutts, the second youngest of twelve children.

Audrey married Howard Rowland in 1942 while he was serving in the armed services. Howard Jr. was born while the family was in Scotland, all embarking to Alberta at the close of the war in January 1946.

Audrey worked at the Provincial Mental Hospital in Ponoka for twenty five years during which time daughter Althea was born (1954). Audrey enjoyed her work with the patients and provided great compassion for those she cared for.

In 1964 Audrey’s husband Howard passed away in an accident and Audrey continued employment at the hospital until retirement. Audrey married Allen Rowland in 1970 and enjoyed their time together until January 2004 when Allen passed away.

Audrey was a pillar of strength for our family and provided the support and love for us throughout her life. We will miss her greatly.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Audrey’s life will be celebrated in a small family service.

Audrey is survived by her children Howie (Pat) and Althea (Donnie) and their respective families:

Howie: Tim (Margaret), Stephanie, Samira, Sean; Greg; Christine (Orion), Matthew, Bailey; Alison (Sam), Avery, Serge

Althea: Nathan (Brenda); Adam; Todd (Tessa)

Also surviving are her brother in law, Bruce Rowland and many nieces and nephews in Canada and Great Britain.

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