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Irene Elsie (Rowley) Skater

December 23, 1929 ~ September 3, 2019 (age 89)

SKATER, Irene E. - Passed away with the love of her family and fur baby Sir Bailey by her side on Tuesday September 3, 2019 at Telfer Place, Paris and formerly of Drumbo in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Wilfred `Wilf`Skater (2004).  Dear mother of the late Wilfred, Thomas, Debbie (Dave) Beres, Randy (Ranai) and Sue (Jeff) Colombo. Grandmother to Kirk (Elaine), Sheila, Michael (Tanya), Steffanie (Jason), Keith (Susan), Karen (Mike), Kate (Jeff), Kristy, Shawnee and Joshua. Great grandmother to many great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Frederick and Ellen (nee Allan) Rowley and by her siblings; Evelyn Malcolm, Jane Houliston and Pte. Frederick James Rowley. Friends are invited to join the family at the Brock and Visser Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, 519-539-0004 on Friday September 6, 2019 from 6-8pm, where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 10:30 am. Interment in the Drumbo Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the Phoenix Foundation (care for less fortunate animals), Royal Canadian Legion Br. #55, Woodstock or a charity of choice would be appreciated. Online condolences at


Donations may be made to:

Phoenix Foundation
153 Hamilton Regional Rd 52, Copetown ON L0R 1J0

Royal Canadian Legion Br #55
642 Dundas St, Woodstock ON N4S 1E3

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