Laraine Ann Rowe

Obituary of Laraine Ann Rowe



ROWE, Laraine Ann (née Jessop)

July 11, 1948 – Nairobi, Kenya, Africa

November 24, 2021 – Calgary, Alberta


Laraine Rowe passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, in Calgary at the age of 73 years.


Laraine was born in Nairobi, Kenya, Africa on July 11, 1948. She immigrated to Canada as a teenager and proudly became a Canadian citizen. She finished high school in Newfoundland and graduated from Accounting and Computer Programming at the Nova Scotia Community College.


Besides the birth of her own two daughters, her most cherished moments were being by her daughters' side at their weddings and the birth of her three grandchildren. Family was everything to her and she made time for everyone, especially  her sister, Joan. Laraine's most memorable vacation was her trip to Portugal for her sixtieth birthday with her whole family there to celebrate. Laraine will be remembered most for her undying faith and love of family and friends.


“I am at peace, my soul at rest

There is no need for tears

For with your love, I was so blessed

For all those many years.”



Laraine was predeceased by her parents Raymond John Jessop and Beatrice Eleanor Jessop (née Leonard) and her sister Wendy Jessop.


Laraine is survived by her two daughters, Christine (Stephen Theriault) Rowe of St. John's, NL and Catherine (Carey Chrusch) Rowe of Calgary; and three grandchildren, Marcienne, Rowan and Rhéanne all St. John's, NL. She is also survived by her sister Joan (Lawrence) Schumacher, niece Lauren (Dayton) Hulsey; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. To send a message of condolence, please visit


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