George Rowland of Stettler, Alberta, passed away in the Stettler hospital on May 6th, 2014, at the age of 90 years. George was born in Gadsby, August 27, 1923 to Tom and Sarah Rowland. In 1942 George married Addie Hubbell and together they raised 6 children. He started farming and maintained yet another career at the Manalta Coal mine on the draglines until 1986 when he retired. Addie sadly had passed away in 1987. George married Alice Bitzer on October 14, 1995. He moved off the farm and into Stettler. Alice passed away on December 22, 1997. George moved in to Heart Haven Lodge in 2008 where he resided until his passing. George will be remembered by his children and grandchildren of his love of farming, baseball and hockey. He was an avid coach and fan. He spent many hours throwing baseballs for the children so they could improve their skills. George could always be heard cheering them on at almost all of their games. George was predeceased by his parents, his son Raymond Rowland, his daughters Vivian Fenton, Pearl Loader and Joyce Mawby. Five sisters: Jessie, Maude, Mary, Agnes and Sarah; 3 brothers: Bobby, Charlie and Tom; and 2 grandchildren: Chris and Craig. He leaves behind two children, Shirley Sargent (Jim) of Mirror and George Rowland Jr. (Margaret) of Halkirk. Sisters, Susan Ainsworth (Dave) of BC, Evelyn Milner (Fred) of Stettler, Marlene Larson (Irvin) of Stettler, and one brother, Bill Rowland (Alice) of Red Deer, as well as 27 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren and 39 great-great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and many dear friends. Funeral services were held at the Halkirk Community Hall on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 1:00 with the grandchildren as the honorary pallbearers. As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to the Omega Cemetery, Heart Haven Lodge or the charity of your choice in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO who have been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. 403.742.3315

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