Coutts Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

96 St Andrews Street, Cambridge, ON


Jean Mary Rowe

November 15, 1930November 5, 2019

Jean Mary Rowe, 88, passed away Tuesday November 5, 2019 in Cambridge Ontario

She was born November 15, 1930 in Ferris North Bay Ontario. Loving mother of Melanie, Steve, John, Lori and the late Richard Robson. Cherished Nana to her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jean was pre-deceased by her husbands Roy Robson and William Rowe. She will be sadly missed by her companion Brian Tinker.

Friends and family will be received at a memorial visitation 10am – 11am, service 11am – 12 pm, followed by a reception at Coutts Funeral Home Saturday November 9th.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Community Support Connections Cambridge.


  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Reception Saturday, November 9, 2019


Jean Mary Rowe

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Gloria MacGillivary

November 10, 2019

I had the pleasure of meeting Jean at Richie and Anne’s. We always had a tea together. I will never forget her.
We shared some great stories, Jean certainly had a sense of humour.
Rest In Peace Jean, all of you are in my prayers during this sad time.
Sending light and love.
Gloria MacGillivary

Sherry Howard

November 9, 2019

Sorry to hear about your mom. I have very fond memories of Aunt Jean which go as far back as when she and Aunt Shirley were still living at home with Nanny Howard on Lakeshore Drive. Your mom always came to visit my mom and dad ( George and Helen) when she was in North Bay, usually with Aunt Marge. She delighted in giving updates on all of her children. There was always lots of laughter and it really made my dad’s day! Mom’s are hard to lose. Take care.

Nicole MacGillivary

November 9, 2019

Nanna: Forever in my heart you will forever stay.
Over all the past years we shared alot of wonderful beautiful memories I will hold in my heart.
Ur humbleness, strength, pure at heart & let's not forget the way you could always make ppl laugh. . Oh yea Nanna, you definitely had a real sense of humor. Lol

You know, I can still remember when you said don't ever call me Grandma, after explaining to me how it just made her sound too old.. and so you were my Nanna ..

You know, you truly did touch alot of hearts Nanna. And you definitely we're someone whom I would call humble.
I always would admire your strength.
You always seemed to find it in you to pick yourself up and stand up straight, even after some of life's most hardest times.. You were a fighter Nanna..
I will forever remember all the good times, as I loose yet another.. I pray that you may rest in peace, and have ever lasting life.💖
May God be with you; as you leave us here with these beautiful memories to live on in your name..


Linda Rowe

November 7, 2019

Jean was my step mom a beautiful person who married my dad. We met first time when I was a child and she rented an apartment from my dad in Sheffield Ontario.

I heard later my dad met Jean at a dance after my mothers passing. I was pleased to hear as I always remember Jean as being a very nice person.

We spent numerous times together with Jean and my dad at either homes and on vacation when I went camping in my pop up trailer. 

Dad and Jean would join Anne and myself on varied adventures when we went camping going on walks in the woods, fishing, canoeing which Jean loved but dad didn't and the times around the nightly fires. 

One occasion, I remember so vividly as all three of us had so many laughs over the event but dad felt we should be quiet and go to sleep. 

The event went like this with my pop up trailer dad suggested I put down the supports which I did not heed to. In the middle of the night Anne had to use the great outdoors and I felt I should follow her. We both left the trailer when it decided to totally tip to one side leaving dad and Jean falling out of the canvas. Dad with his stripped pajamas and head cap with a tassel and Jean in her nighty. My fear was the propane heater that was keeping us warm but would if it tipped over and now was going to set a fire. No time at all we had the pop up back in shape with the supports down and it was time for Jean after numerous bugging to read us a story. 

Jean would always read us a story when we went camping after a lot of bugging from us the story would begin. Poor Jean she would try and tell the story and before she could get a word out all three of us were in a contagious laughter. Dad was not happy at all with us and just wanted us to stop and go to sleep which eventually we did.

There are so many memories I am so lucky to have with Jean my second mom she will be missed so much from both of us. We will miss those nightly stories all that laughter and so many memories.

Linda and Anne

Bonnie La Croix

November 6, 2019

Lori and Family,
So very sorry to learn of the loss of your Mother, may all your fond memories guide you through this most difficult time.
"Perhaps they are not Stars in the Sky. Rather openings where our loved ones Shine Down, To let us know they are Happy.
Eskimo Proverb.
Deepest Sympathy
Bonnie and Family

Luci Mann

November 6, 2019

My Condolences to you Lori and the entire family and loved ones of your Mom. Mom's are special people and very painful to lose. You are in my prayers

Penny Howard (Reva)

November 6, 2019

Hi Lori Johnn Steve and Melanie
I’m not even sure if you know who I am but I do remember growing up in Northbay and having Johnny come to live with us for a short time and having great times with Melanie and Jean
The one thing that I recall is her laughter she would laugh so hard and then it was infectious and we would laugh until we couldn’t catch her breath
We live in Texas for six months and now have a place up in Perry sound so I can’t wait to help you celebrate aunt Jean‘s life come summer
May your memories bring you peace and understanding of such an incredible person
If you would like to keep in touch you have my email I’ll be more than happy to keep in contact
Take care of each other and best wishes with loving memories

Deb Howard

November 6, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom Lori I know she was such a big part of your life. I only met her once but I always remember thinking what a lovely woman she was with such a beautiful smile. Thinking of you and your family.

Shelley Wilson

November 6, 2019

So Sorry for your loss Lori and family.
It's so sad when a special person passes, gone from your sight but never your mind or heart. I hope you have lots of good memories to reflect on once the sadness passes.
Shelley Wilson