ROWLEY, Bruce (Clayton) – It is with great sadness that we, the Rowley family announce the passing of Clayton Rowley, husband, father, brother, grand & great grandfather, on September 14, 2019; at the Village by the Station in Penticton, British Columbia.
Clay was predeceased by his parents Duncan and Violet, grandson Jake, brother in-law Russell, sister in-law Darleen and nephew Wayne. He is survived by his loving wife Carol, son Dale (Nancy), daughter Heidi (Irina) and their mother Cathy; son David (Christine), grandchildren Andrea (Ian), Kimberley, Ethan and great grandchildren Ryan and Alyssa. Brothers Barry (Fran), Calvin (Carole), and sister Shirley, and nephews and nieces.
Clay was born in Selkirk Manitoba on October 24, 1936. As a youth, he played hockey with the Winnipeg Rangers, and the Flin Flon Bombers, did surveying in the Northern Manitoba, worked at Logging in Terrace BC, served as boat crew on a freight boat on Lake Winnipeg, 16 years as a life guard at Pan Am pool, then onto 14 years with the City of Winnipeg. He retired in 1994 and in 1996 moved to Naramata and in 2012 moved to Penticton.
Clay loved sailing, swimming, wildlife; especially birds, his beloved Schnauzer dogs, photography, driving on Vacations, music and hiking the hills of Naramata. His family was very important, and he kept in close contact with them. He had a wonderful sense of humor and could quickly bring laughter to any conversation. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
The family wish to thank Dr. Gans, and the wonderful staff at the Village by the Station for the kindness and care shown to Clay.
A Celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 1:30pm in the Church Hall at The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepard, 106 Sawchuck Drive, St. Andrews, Manitoba, Highway 9. In Lieu of flowers, the family suggest a donation to a Charity of your choice in Clay’s memory.