Obituary of Cecil David Rowsell
Passed away on June 28, 2018 at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Centre, Botwood, Cecil David Rowsell at the age of 83 years. He was predeceased by his parents Lillian and Robert Rowsell; sisters: Mabel (Ross) Reid, Ruby (George) Marsh, and Sereta Andrews. He leaves to morn his wife of 65 years Amanda; and sons: Bob (Lana), Bill (Brenda), Jim (Darlene), Dennis, Rodney (Dianne) and daughter: Myra (Aundre) and granddaughter Danielle (Chad). Cecil leaves to morn his 11 grandchildren: Nicole, Crystal, Sarah, Troy, Jeffery, Angela, Kathleen, AJ, Sabrina, Samantha, Danielle and 8 greatgrandchildren: Addison, Skylar, Ethan, Lily, Kate, Airk, William and Maggie. Also left to morn, his sisters Marie Gillette and Linda Andrews and the Feener family: Wallace (Myrtle), Winston (Joyce) Ethel (deceased Frazer), Hallett (Liz), Max (Lenora) Debbie Sue (deceased Barry) and a large circle of other relatives and friends.
Cecil was born in Locks Harbour and as a young boy he developed a love for fishing, hunting logging and horsing around. He later moved to Point Leamington and married the love of his life Amanda – Manda known to him, and there they raised their family. Cecil was a logging contractor a farmer of crops and cattle and a master cook who could put a taste on a rubber boot. His famous bread puddings, which many have eaten, were often requested by his children. Most times they were hand delivered by the master himself just in time for dinner. Some even claimed ownership, that didn’t matter though because the secret was safe, or is it? There was always a place for folks at Cecil and Amanda’s dinner table as many have enjoyed their food and company over the years. Above it all though, Cecil’s greatest joy in life was his grandchildren. They were the sparkle in his eye. Cecil will be dearly missed by all!
Major Ed and Rose Canning will conduct the funeral service on Sunday July 1, 2018 at 2p.m. with interment at the Salvation Army Cemetery. Pallbearers are Bob, Bill, Jim and Rodney Rowsell, Aundre Peyton and Chad Langdon. Honorary Pallbearers: Danielle Rowsell and Airk Noseworthy.
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