Henry "Harry" George Rowney

02/08/1932 - 20/05/2022


Obituary For Henry "Harry" George Rowney

August 2, 1932 – May 20, 2022

It is with heavy hearts and much love that we announce the passing of Henry “Harry” Rowney on May 20, 2022, at the age of 89.

Harry was born on August 2, 1932, in Madden, Alberta. In his younger years he worked on seismic crews. In 1954 he married Margery Banta and they raised six children. They farmed outside of Crossfield, Alberta then moved to the Bear Lake area near Sexsmith, Alberta in 1962 where they successfully farmed for many years. Harry enjoyed woodworking and spending time with family. Travelling, camping, vacationing spending winters at Roadhaven resort in Apache Junction were some of his very special memories.

Harry will be sadly missed by his children: Karen (Sy) Mack, Joanne (Darcy) Sandboe, Maureen (Phillip) Crerar, Brian (Tracy) Rowney, Kevin (Shari) Rowney.

Grandchildren: David (Natalie) Rowney, Clinton Rowney, Nicole (Graham) Newton, Robert (Adria) Rowney, Sheldon (Sasha) Dodgson, Meagan (Nathan) Berteotti, Kelli (Levi) Sharkey, Logan (Jamie) Mack, Ryan (Heather) Sandboe, Darren (Melissa) Sandboe, B'Jay (Briana) Sandboe, Melissa (Joey Campbell) Crerar, Curtis (Laken LeBlanc) Crerar, Travis (Kayla) Crerar, Clayton (Shanna) Rowney, Kristopher (Ashley) Rowney, Carter (Danielle) Rowney, Ethan Rowney, Owen Rowney.

Great-grandchildren: Caylin Finch, Brianne Rowney, Taelor, Nicholas, Grace Rowney, Denver, Cody Newton, Tanner, Jennica, Caleb Rowney, Mason Dodgson, Liam, Bennett Berteotti, Letti, Brodi Sharkey, Jaxon, Cooper, Yvonne Mack, Colin, Morgan Sandboe, Paisley, Ryder Sandboe, Gwendolyn, Helena Sandboe, Kohen, Joelle Campbell, Mackenzie, Caidyn Le Blanc, Benjamin Crerar, Zac, Kaydence Crerar, Beauden Rowney, Anders, Brooks Rowney.

Twin great-great grandsons Walter and Ryker Rowney. He is also survived by his siblings Clementine Fleischer, Pat Dodd, Marj Barker, Dennis, David Rowney, Betty Lynn as well as many in-laws, nieces, nephews.

Harry was predeceased by his wife Margery, son Richard, parents William and Christen Rowney and brother James Rowney.

A special thank you to Dr. Ian Renfree and the staff at Prairie Lake Senior’s Community.

At Harry’s request there will be a private family gathering in his honor at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a random act of kindness or a Memorial Donation to a charity of your choice.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742

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  • 06/02/2022

    I'm so sorry for your loss I used to drive handi bus in Grande Prairie and got to know both your parents they were wonderful we always had fun on the bus and laughed I remember giving Harry a safety vest to put on the back of his scooter so people could see him I know he will be missed and was very loved by his family My condolences. Lots of love xo

  • 05/29/2022

    Our deepest condolences to the Rowney family. So sorry for your loss.

  • 05/28/2022

    Dear Joanne, Karen and your whole family - my sincere sympathy. May memories give you some comfort - and I'm sure there are MANY good ones. Darlene McNally

  • 05/28/2022

    Dear Karen, Sy, and family- your Dad sounds like an amzing man, whose memory will live on in so many lives. With deepest sympathy in your loss, Kathleen (Nychka)

  • 05/25/2022

    Rowney Family, our deepest sympathies to all of you in your loss. We have many many wonderful memories of this kind man, we will miss him also. Wally and Jennifer Kirk

  • 05/25/2022

    My deepest sympathy to all the family. This man was my second "dad" during my teen years. I have so many memories of this kind, compassionate, loving man. holly

  • 05/25/2022

    Harry was always kind and caring always had a smile.He lived to farm and enjoy life.He will be missed by all the family may he Rest In Peace. Marjorie Barker

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