It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of John Rowan, a beloved husband, father and grandfather. John was born in Port Alberni, BC and grew up in Burnaby. He joined the RCMP after high school and was posted to Manitoba, where he met and married his wife. He joined the Saanich Police Department in 1974 and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. He loved his work and was very proud to serve. He had great enthusiasm for baseball and coaching youth.

John’s life will be lovingly remembered by his devoted wife of 45 years, Cathy. He will be missed by his daughter Kristin and husband David; his son Bryan and wife Leanne; his grandchildren Ben, Carson and Jenny; his brother David and wife Jill; and mother-in-law Jennie. He was predeceased by his parents.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, May 17 at 1 pm at the Beach House Restaurant, 5109 Cordova Bay Road in Victoria.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Please come to honour John.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Derek Chow

    My sincere condolences to John’s family. I had the opportunity to work with a John and his team when the Victoria and Saanich Youth Details did a joint project. Rest In Peace John, you will not be forgotten

  • Stuart McHugh

    John always inspired you to be the best you can be. He had a great eye for truth and justice. My most sincerest condolences to all of his family. A truly great man

  • Barry and Margaret Popejoy

    Brian Leanne and Family, our heartfelt condolences in the passing of your Dad. He was a true gentleman and I enjoyed the time spent with him at work. Unfortunately we will be out of town on Friday the 17 but will be there in spirit. Love and hugz

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