Rowe, Sharon Fay

Rowe, Sharon Fay

April 4th, 2021

Beloved wife, treasured mother, precious sister, and adored Nana; Fay Rowe passed away in her home on Easter Sunday, April 4th, 2021, at the age of 70. Fay was predeceased by her mother and father, James Garfield Sparkes and Mary Louise Sparkes; her sisters, Emmie Evans and Marilyn Keene; and her nephews, Ken Ash and Lloyd Ash. Though deeply saddened by the loss of her loving presence because of this sudden and early departure, Fay’s family are casting their griefs and sorrows on Jesus, according to Isaiah 53:4-5. In addition to her devoted husband, Glenn Rowe, and beloved daughter, Gillian Fritzsche, Fay’s absence is felt by her son-in-law, Ryan Fritzsche; cherished grandchildren, Olivia and Ethan; sister, Sylvia Ash (Don); brothers, Byron Sparkes (Sandra) and Carl Sparkes (Donna); nephews, Peter Ash (Chantal) and Rob Ash (Marc); niece, Denise Evans (Greg); nephew, Brad Evans (Emily); precious grandnieces and nephews, Ashley, Kaitlyn, Rebecca, Lauren, Grayson, Wyatt, and Levi; in-laws, Michael and Sally Fritzsche (and son Ben); and brother-in-law, Albert Evans (Emmie’s husband). Fay loved Jesus fiercely and shared that love with her grace-filled warmth, wit, and intellect with everyone with whom she came in contact. Born in Shearstown, Newfoundland, Fay spent 33 enjoyable years as an Elementary School Teacher. After retiring from teaching, Fay began writing, eventually becoming an award-winning author, writing a blog, and publishing three books about God’s integrity, God’s faithfulness, and the importance of sharing our God stories with our family and friends. Fay also traveled to speak at conferences, Sunday morning services, women’s meetings, and to enjoy a coffee with treasured friends, inspiring many to dig in deeper in their faith walk, to trust God, and to get to know His promises. A visitation will be held at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Monday, April 19, 2021, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Reservations are required to attend the visitation. A private burial will be held in Fay’s hometown of Shearstown, Newfoundland in a few weeks. A service to celebrate her life will be held at a later date.

To register for Fay’s visitation, please click here: Registration page for Fay's visitation on Monday, April 19, 2021 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Fay are asked to consider Teen Challenge Canada or Compassion Canada.

Please note: as per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, attendance numbers will be restricted. Please be aware that COVID-19 protocols are in place which may preclude some from being able to attend and masks are mandatory. 

 

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Book of Condolences

Darrell and Sandra Duplessis Our condolences to Glenn and Family. Our prayers are with you.
Bill and Sandra NoelGlenn, Gillian and family, we are so sorry to hear of Fay's sudden passing. She is a very special Sparkes cousin. Our thoughts and love are with you during this difficult time. Be assured of our prayers. May God give you peace, comfort and strength. With love, Bill and Sandra
Bill and Sandra NoelGlenn, Gillian and family, we are so sorry to hear of Fay's sudden passing. She is a very special Sparkes cousin. Our thoughts and love are with you during this difficult time. Be assured of our prayers. May God give you peace, comfort and strength. With love, Bill and Sandra
Sana Samuel and Zakria Samuel We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our condolences to you Glenn, Gillian and family. May God gives you His patience in this hour. Amen
Willie RouzeauDear Glenn,Gillian and family, in this time of transition, know that your church family are keeping you in our prayers. May the comfort of the Holy Ghost be your portion!
Cliff KetwaruBro. Glenn and famuly. May the Lord grant you grace and strength in this difficult time of bereavement .Be encouraged .We are praying for you.
Jose and Tania MoralesWe will surely miss Fay! What a woman of God she was! Praying for your family during this time.
Jesse DuplessisMy condolences to Glenn and her Family. My prayers are with you all.
Steve, Elena, Michelle, & Grace BrnjacDear Glenn, Gillian, and family, Our deepest condolences to all of you. May you find comfort in knowing that Fay is in heaven with Jesus. Our prayers for strength for you and the whole family.
Verlie & Edmund BoydSo sorry to hear about the passing of Fay. We will miss her sweet smile. We will keep you in our prayers. We do not sorrow for we have a great hope in Jesus. I believe we will see her very soon. May the presence of the Lord be with you and your family. Edmund & Verlie
Jonathan, Joan & Rachel BinnieBrother Glenn and Gillian, we were so shocked and saddened when we learned of Fay's passing. We are blessed and honoured to have met her. She was so easy to talk to, sweet and kind. I wish we had more time to get to know her but we look forward to doing just that in the greatest family reunion ever. God bless you and your extended families with the peace and comfort that only He can give, "til we meet again".
Adella MearsMy sincere condolence to the family. My friendship with Fay was rather brief. I found her to be such a beautiful person and was hoping to enjoy the Israel trip with her. I look forward to meet her in heaven. May the Lord strenghten you as you grief the lost of your beloved wife and mother.
Juana RondonMy sincere condolences Glenn, may God give you strength
TheresaMy deepest condolence to you Bro Glenn and family. God give you strength and peace.
Lois WhiteGlenn, Gillian and all Fay’s family, my heart is broken at the loss of my precious sister-friend. The memories of our childhood and teenage years will stay with me forever and I cherish the Hope we have of meeting her again. Sending my condolences and much love to you all. Lois
Beverly WelchMr. Glenn, Gillian my condolences to you and your family. The strong spirit of a man will sustain him in trouble. As you prepare to celebrate Ms. Fay's life and homegoing to see the King, may your continued Faith, strengthen and comfort you today and in the days forthcoming. We are praying for you and your family.
Kathy NeralichDear Glenn, I pray psalm 34:18-19 for you and your family " The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit". May you find peace and joy in your time of need. be blessed in Jesus, Kathy Neralich-- Pol church
Patricia Malcolm My Condolences to U Glenn and Your Family 🙏🏽🙏🏽 God Bless 🙏🏽🙏🏽
Barry & Lynda SheppardOur deepest condolences Glenn to you and family on the sudden passing of Fay. I (Lynda) have fond memories of Camp Emmanuel & weekend trips to Shearstown with Fay. Praying for God's comfort, peace and loving presence in the days ahead. Barry & Lynda
Hermine My sincere condolences to Glenn, Gillian and family on the sudden passing of Fay. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Hermine Atkins
Hermine My sincere condolences to Glenn, Gillian and family on the sudden passing of Fay. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Hermine Atkins
Sandra Cletus Mr Glenn, Ms Gillian and family...” wait on The Lord with good courage for He will strengthen your hearts and uphold you with His righteous right hand.”
Gloria ShanksBrother Glenn, Gillian and family. My prayers are with you and may the Lord’s everlasting arms continue to surround you and all your family at this time.
Gloria ShanksBrother Glenn, Gillian and family. My prayers are with you and may the Lord’s everlasting arms continue to surround you and all your family at this time.
Mary StoparGlenn, sincere condolences on the death of your dear wife Fay. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Rema SamuelsMy condolences to Mr Rowe and family, Mrs. Rowe is rejoicing in Heaven with Jesus. We will meet at the marriage supper. Sorry for your loss.
Corinne & Rev. Taylor MorrisDear Mr. Glenn and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of transition as you continue to stand with great strength; celebrating the life and legacy of Ms. Fay. We know she will be remembered for her sweet spirit, and her great love for the Lord and her family. We love you and are here for you always as your church family!
Chantel MorrisonDear Mr. Glenn and Family, May the Lord’s peace and love flood your hearts during this time. Ms. Fay is with Jesus, Glory to God! What a gain to the cloud of witnesses! I pray that you continue to run your race even with joy. Know that you’re in our prayers and have our support during this time of transition.
Nigel and Maricris HenryTo Glenn, Gillian and family: 1 Corinthians 16:9 says a Great and Effectual door is opened. We believe Ms. Fay has stepped through into a great homecoming. And what a time to ascend!!! Though she may physically be absent here, her spirit lives on in heaven. What a time she must be having. The memory of her lives on in you and all of us. And what a great celebration it will be when you meet with her up there. We pray for strength and joy for you and your family during this time. Know that to live is for Christ and to die is gain. Nothing but victory here. Nothing but victory. Much love to you and your family.
Barry and Joanne PenneyDear Glenn, Gillian and Family, We are still in shock...reeling in the disbelief of Fay's sudden passing. Those are our emotions in the 'natural', because she will be missed by her Church Family and forever holding a deep void in 'each' of your lives especially. Fay was such a beautiful, kind soul...'this' we all quickly realized upon meeting her... Moving onto what we 'know' as Christians because...THIS is where we take true comfort! It's in the 'knowing' where true refuge lies... Fay IS at peace and now in the complete realization of her Maker; the day we have all wondered and looked forward to - since the day we said 'yes' to Him! For now, we will leave you with Numbers 6: 24-26... May the Lord Bless you and Keep you... May the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious unto you... May the Lord turn His face toward you... And Give you Peace.... Because...with 'His Peace'...you can get through anything. Love and blessings, Your fellow Newfoundlander Barry and Joanne Penney Promise of Life Church
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