Born July 9, 1917, in Bromley Kent England, passed away September 4, 2017. Predeceased by her husband, Frank E. Rowley, son Frank G. Rowley and is survived by daughter Cathy, daughter-in-law Faye, grandchildren Andrea, Michael and Sean.
Bea was also known as R. H. Grenville. Her first writing was published by the Winnipeg Free Press when she was 15 years old. In 1963, a book of her poems, “The Fountain in the Square” was published.
Bea wrote for more than 100 publications in Canada, U.S.A. and England such as Chatelaine, Woman’s Weekly, Daily Word, White Eagle, Capper’s Magazine and many others. She was still submitting work in 2008. Bea loved her books and her many friends. Friends young and old were met through her love for writing and her interest in people.
A very large thank you for the wonderful care Bea received from the staff of The Heights at Mt. View. As she said you were her angels. A special thanks to Barb for being Bea’s devoted friend.
By R.H. Grenville
Rainbows are God’s ribbons:
A sudden, glad uplift
To charm our eyes
So we’ll realize
That every day is a birthday
And every hour a gift.