Wilma passed away peacefully after a brief but courageous battle with Cancer, on May 8th, 2019 in Victoria, BC. On her last day, she was surrounded by family and spent her final hours in the loving company of her sons Glen and Philip. She was born on September 8, 1936 in Vancouver, BC.

Predeceased by first husband Dr. Donald Gaudin, daughter Marguerite, brother Richard and sister Linda. Survived by her loving husband Ed Rowley; brother Michael; sons Glen (Diane) and Philip (Maria); grandchildren Victoria, Andrea, Marcus, Acacia, Travis, Aiden, Despina, and Theodore; stepsons Craig (Alison), Grant (Edwina), and Bruce. She will be missed by many other relatives and friends.

Wilma grew up in Sechelt, BC and graduated from Elphinstone Secondary school in 1954. After this, she was off to Vancouver to further her education and ultimately graduated from St. Paul’s School of Nursing in 1959. In 1960 she married Don and eventually settled in Victoria to raise her family. In 1984 she married Ed. Wilma was passionate about traveling, artwork, and helping others. She was active in the community serving many years as a volunteer at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the Victoria Hospice, and church groups. Most of all she was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

Memorial Service to be held in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Victoria Hospice www.victoriahospice.org/donate

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens
www.mccallgardens.com

  • Nora Iliakis
    May 18, 2019

    Ed, is Koumbaro Phil, Koumbara Maria, Despina and Theodore and the entire Rowley Family. We are very sorry for your loss. May Wilma’s memory be eternal.
    Sending love from the Iliakis family

  • charles rowley
    May 16, 2019

    Dear Ed, Glen, Phil , Alex and family . How difficult it is to say farewell to

    Wilma-so many things to miss : her generosity ,her zest for life,her warm welcoming

    smile and her deep and abiding love of family . We hope memories such as these will

    help to ease your grief , now and in the future . She was our friend . We loved her.

    With sympathy , Charles and and Hazel Rowley

  • charles rowley
    May 16, 2019

    Dear Ed, Glen, Phil , Alex and family . How difficult it is to say farewell to

    Wilma-so many things to miss : her generosity ,her zest for life,her warm welcoming

    smile and her deep and abiding love of family . We hope memories such as these will

    help to ease your grief , now and in the future . She was our friend . We loved her.

    With love and sympathy , Charles and and Hazel Rowley

  • Porters
    May 14, 2019

    Ed – We are very sorry to hear of Wilma’s passing. Ed your life with Wilma has been long and eventful. Our best wishes to you on this sad occasion.
    Bud and Susan

  • Pamela Yeten
    May 13, 2019

    Glen, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Please accept my condolences and May Lord blesses and comforts you and your family in this time of grief.

  • Jon Blair
    May 12, 2019

    I have very pleasant memories of working with Wilma at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. She had a sunny disposition and was a great asset to the AGGV as a dependable volunteer. I would like to extend my condolences to all of you.

  • Dora Settimi
    May 12, 2019

    Glen, Diane, Victoria and your family.

    Our condolences and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. May the happy memories of your Mother bring you peace in the days ahead. Thinking of you all.

    Dora and family

  • Anthony
    May 12, 2019

    Glen, we are deeply saddened by the news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Catherine Rowley
    May 10, 2019

    Thinking of you Brother Ed with love, and hoping that time will help soften your sadness, may everyone in your family and Wilma’s find Peace in the healing process. God Bless ALL of you! From Cathy and Sean Rowley, remembering; laughter, smiles and homemade muffins!

  • Satpal
    May 10, 2019

    Sincere condolences to Glen and family on losing their beloved one. May her soul rest in peace. Keeping you and your family in prayers in this difficult time.
    – Satpal, Vicky & family

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