30+ year employee of Durham Board of Education

At her home in Oshawa with family by her side on Tuesday January 11th, 2022 at the age of 81.  Dearly devoted wife of Don for 60 years.  Loving mother of Andrea Rowe (Mike Tate) and David Rowe (Sandra).  Devoted grandma of Kirsten and Brendan.  A Memorial Service will be held at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on January 26th, 2022 at 2pm.   Due to Covid restrictions the number of attendees is limited.  Please click on the link below to sign up.  At the request of the family all attendees must be double vaccinated.    Donations in memory of Diane can be made to a charity of choice.  Online condolences can be shared at

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  • Jan 13, 2022

    Mary Turpin
    Diane, a beautiful soul and a lifelong friend with the ability to make every visit seem special creating a very long list of wonderful memories. 
    My sincere condolences to Don, Andrea, David and their families 
  • Jan 14, 2022

    Gord and Mary Sleeman
     We are so sorry for the passing of Diane. We have known her and Don since High School and many wonderful memories. Sending our condolences to the entire family.
  • Jan 14, 2022

    John and Mary Hogg
    Dear Don, Andrea and David and families,
    We are sending our sincerest sympathy at this difficult time. Diane sure loved a good time and we will miss her zest for life. I certainly enjoyed our time teaching at Adelaide McLaughlin and she will be missed by all who shared time there with her. May many memories sustain all of you.
    John and Mary Hogg
  • Jan 14, 2022

    Bruce and Joyce Dawson
    Diane and I,Joyce ,really go back to school learning times. She was a perfect role model for everyone! She loved having fun and wanted everyone to join in. Bruce and I have so missed her and Don since we moved to the St. Catharines area.We hope wonderful memories will help healing for her family.She is now at peace.
  • Jan 14, 2022

    Doug & Jean MacDonald
    Our hearts go out to you and your family.
    Diane's joie de vivre touched so many and she'll be greatly missed. 
    Doug & Jean
  • Jan 15, 2022

    Lori (Turpin) Fera & Vito Fera
    Mrs. Rowe gave me my first steady job...babysitting.  It was always a fun experience. Great memories over the years always with a smile and an easy laugh.  She will be missed. Our condolences to Mr. Rowe, Andrea, David and their families.  
  • Jan 15, 2022

    Rita Edwards
    We enjoyed our time playing bridge with Diane. She was a lot of fun and didn’t take the game too seriously. A lovely person! Condolences to Don, Andrea and David and their families.
    Rita and John
  • Jan 15, 2022

    Peter & Kathryn Belsey
    All who knew Diane would agree she was one of the most vibrant colleagues with whom we were privileged to share time in the teaching profession. 
    Diane was loved and respected by staff and students alike.
    We extend our deepest sympathy to you, Don, and to your family.
    May the memories of Diane support you through this difficult time. 
  • Jan 16, 2022

    Mary Moses
    My condolences to all the family.  I have many memories of our association with Don and Diane.  Be thankful for God's gift of all the years you had together.
  • Jan 17, 2022

    Donna Henderson
    My condolences to the entire family and friends. I enjoyed Diane’s cheerful company during the Probus meetings and interest groups. She will be missed by all who knew her.
  • Jan 18, 2022

    Lynn & Ross Jones
    Dear Don,Andrea,David & families,
    Our sincere condolences to the Rowe family. Diane was always wearing that great smile paired with her infectious laugh and positive outlook.I enjoyed our wonderful times at Adelaide and after retirement. Great memories. Sending love and prayers🙏
  • Jan 18, 2022

    Sue and Barry McQuillin
    Dear Don, Andrea, and David,
    We are so sorry to hear about your loss.  Just looking at Diane's picture brings back many happy memories from so many years ago.  We were so fortunate to have been able to play bridge together and to share so many, happy evenings.
    We too, send love and prayers.
  • Jan 18, 2022

    Kevin and Joan Pumphrey
    Our condolences to you Don and your family...we have many fond memories of you both from the trip we all took to China.
  • Jan 19, 2022

    Patricia Rabbito
    Dear Don
    Diane was such a fun, loving person. Our many Christmases together, sticky buns etc., wonderful times and memories in Florida.  She will be greatly
    missed by all of us.
    Love Pat
  • Jan 19, 2022

    Our deepest  condolences to Don and his family at this most difficult time.  Diane was a wonderful person to know and will always be remembered for her easy laugh and friendly ways.          Peter & Carolyn                                                                                                                                          

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