William Rowe
In Loving Memory of

William George Rowe

1943 - 2018

Obituary of William George Rowe

Rowe, William George “Moe”

On Sunday, June 3, 2018, Moe passed away peacefully at the age of 75. Moe will be lovingly remembered by his wife Valerie. Loving father of Fiona (Justin) O’Halloran of Carrum, Australia, Tanya (Dave) McLatchie of B.C., Josh Rowe of B.C, and step-father of Rob Wallace of B.C., Andrea (John) Wallace-Solose of Port Orange, Florida. Special Mo-Mo of Jorja, Ryan, Jimmy-Finn, Charlie, Angus, Ruby, Annie, Cohen, Myla and Zoie. Dear brother of Jan (2009) (Don) Wall, Jean (Dale) Porter, and brother-in-law of John (Anita) Pool. He will also be missed dearly by his nieces, nephews, and also by his Australian families. Moe was predeceased by his first wife Anne (1989) and his parents Betty (2001) and George (2001) Rowe. Throughout Moe’s life, he was an avid traveller and enjoyed the outdoors. His favourite pastime was golfing and fishing, which he enjoyed with his group of buddies. Moe will be remembered for his easy going spirit, zest for life and his unconditional love for people. A special thank you to the compassionate staff at Hospice Niagara for their great care. In accordance with Moe’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements are entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905)354-2133. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Memorial donations in memory of Moe can be given to Hospice Niagara or the Walker Cancer Centre. Online tributes and donation can be made on Moe’s tribute page, at essentialscbs.com.

Service Information

There are no upcoming public services scheduled or the service has occurred in the past.

Write a Condolence

You can post a condolence to the family below (up to 200 words). To add a photo, click on the camera icon. If you plan on making a donation, please notify the family by posting your intent in a condolence.

9 Condolences
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Kelly Pearson
4 years ago

Val I am so sorry to hear of Moe s death, although I haven’t seen you in awhile I think of you guys often, mo was a pleasure to serve the odd beer to when he’d pop in for a quick hello, please except my sincere condolences

Karen & David Wade
4 years ago

George was a friend for over 40 years in times that stretched from Canada to Australia and back to Canada. He always had a huge smile and laughter that made you feel so happy and welcome. We can still hear his laughter that we heard in all those barbecue lunches with kids running crazy having fun. What a great Dad he was, such a down to earth , fun and thoughtful person. We are so happy to know that he had a second chance at family life with wonderful Val ! In recent years there were miles between us we missed having him close by however we never lost touch & seeing us or just hearing each other he was always so very happy & welcoming . He is greatly missed by many.

Allison, Andrew and Tia Oates
4 years ago

It is with a heavy heart that we send this message for the passing of George.

Our sincere condolences to Val and family.

Fiona, Tanya and Josh and families thinking of you all at this very sad time.

Remembering your Dad and all the happy times we shared at Adrian Street.

Much love,

Allison, Andrew and Tia (Oates)

Vivienne & Maurie Beaumont & Families
4 years ago

Our deepest sympathy & special thoughts from us all here in Melbourne Australia to Val & all of George’s children & extended family. We all loved George dearly, & have wonderful memories of family times together over many years. Lots of fun & games with George”s unique sense of humour. We’ll always fondly remember him & miss him. Rest in peace George in your beloved Chippewa. Love from the Beaumonts.

Dan Campion
4 years ago

Condolences to Val, Fiona, Tanya, my great mate Josh and family .So sorry to hear of Georges passing , thinking of you all in this difficult time.
Dan Campion

Nancy Kostecki
4 years ago

Val….my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time. I only met George a few times but he was such a kind and welcoming person.

4 years ago

It greatly saddens me that the world has lost such a great man. My deepest sympathy to Val and his family and his close friends. His obituary is beautiful and he had such a great light about him. Instead of shining around us , he now shines above.
Much love and healing at this time .

Mick Caink
4 years ago

A great uncle to me, father to his kids and husband to two amazing women.

His is a great story of travel, family and love.

I have so many great memories as a kid playing in the back yard in Bentleigh, going on family holidays with the Rowe and Shelly clan.

Always calm and patient and his smooth Canada accent smooth against most Aussie twangs.

I am always so grateful to George and Val for taking me into the house in Niagara after 10 months backpacking – meeting George at the falls was a highlight of the trip!

Much love to the family around the world. He was a great man and will be missed.


Gary Boyd
4 years ago

Don’t ask me why, but about 4 months ago I responded to a story about a man named George Rowe operating a bed and breakfast in Stamford Centre. I went to the home but a young man said his family were the new owners. I mention this for the silly reason that I wanted to say hello to a George Rowe and see if he was the same kid I went to the army camp with while in high school.( 1960 ish).) went to N.F.C.V.I. but a lot of the guys were from different Niagara schools. He was a good guy, popular and easy to be friends with. Sadly , after our summer at Ipperwash most guys carried on with their lives. I still have the picture of all of as at Ipperwash. Sorry to hear of his passing.


The family of William George Rowe would like you to consider placing a donation to one of the following charities:

Walker Family Cancer Centre
Visit Site

Hospice Niagara
Visit Site

Note:  If you make a donation, please notify the family by posting a condolence.

Send Your Love

0 Be the first to send your love.

Click on the heart to send a gesture of love to the family. While clicking on the heart is done anonymously, if you write a message under the condolence tab, the family will be aware you have clicked the heart.