Name: Albert Augustus ROWE
Given Name: Albert Augustus
Birth: 1923 in Howland Township
Death: 28 Dec 1972 in Thunder Bay, Ontario
Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, 1
Change Date: 28 Mar 2012 at 21:28
ROWE - Albert A. Beloved husband of the late Mary Laidley ; dear father of David, dear son of Mrs. Sarah Rowe, Died a t Thunder Bay on Thursday, December 28, 1972, in his 50th y ear. Rested at the Tracy Funeral Home, with funeral servic e at the Little Current United Church, on Thursday, Januar y 4, at 2 pm. Interment took place at Mountain View Cemeter y.
Manitoulin Expositor, Thursday, January 4, 1973
Plane Accident Kills Rowe, Eade
A plane Crash on December 29 ended the lives of two men wel l known to many islanders; Albert Rowe and Cecil Eade. Th e men were passengers on a Piper J-4 which crashed minute s after take off from Powell Lake, about 75 miles west of T hunder Bay.
The accident was also fatal to the men's pilot and ice-fish ing companion, Mr. Anthony Massaro, of Thunder Bay.
According to fourth member of the ice fishing party, Rowe , Eade and Massaro and set-off for Red Fox Lake minutes bef ore the accident occurred. Apparently the plane had not cra shed from a very great altitude, as the ic on the lake wa s not broken by the impact.
The plane, occupied by the three victims had been designe d to carry two people.
Mr. Eade, 45, was born in Little Current, where he lived un til 1949. He then moved to Port Arthur, where he worked fo r Doran's Brewery and later operated his own business. Mr . Eade was a well-known hockey player who visited the islan d this season to play with the Oldtimer's hockey team.
Mr. Rowe, 49, was born and raised in Howland. He married th e former Mary Laidley in 1949.
The Rowe's had one son, David, who survives his parents.
Mr. Rowe owned and operated a school bus for nineteen years . In addition to his school bus operation, he operated a nu mber of tourist cottages. Mr. Rowe began building furnitur e first as a hobby for his cottages, but his work was so po pular that he eventually went into business as a carpenter , and established the Manitoulin Rustic Furniture operation . For the last year Mr. Rowe had been working independantl y of this firm.
Funeral arrangements for Mr. Rowe were incomplete at pres s time.
View Cemetery, Manitoulin Island
ROWE / MARY D. / 1923 - 1971 / ALBERT A. / 1923 - 1972 //
Father: Robert ROWE b: 6 Oct 1879 in Ontario
Mother: Sarah Elizabeth ARMSTRONG b: 26 Aug 1896
- Abbrev: MFT