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Carol Ann (York) Rowe

May 12, 1940 ~ October 29, 2021 (age 81)

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Passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre surrounded by the love of her family in the evening of Friday, October 29, 2021 at the age of 81. Carol will be forever missed by her devoted husband John “Jack” of almost 50 years. Cherished mother of Jim of Apsley, Karrey Gilbert (John), John (Christine), and Kelly Osak all of Peterborough. She will be deeply missed by her grandchildren Patrick (Robyn), Christopher, Matthew (Stepher), Jesse, Cameron, and Jaden as well as her great grandchildren Kailey, Emily and Aurora. Beloved sister of Marilyn Snider (Lorne) of Curve Lake, Kenny Bell (Marie) and Colleen “Tina” Smelt (Steve) both of Peterborough. Carol will be sadly missed by her many other relatives and friends. Predeceased by her parents Wilfred York and Marjorie Bell (McGregor), son Larry and siblings Bob York (late Muriel) and Kathy “Tuck” Little (Allan).  

Carol was born on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 1940 in Peterborough. Carol had a rough go as a teenager. She spent almost a year and a half in the Sanatorium being treated for Tuberculosis. In 1961 Jack courted Carol when she was living at Tallan Lake, Apsley. After moving back to the Peterborough area she always had a pull to Apsley. She and Jack loved to drive up often as they could for the day. They would always pack a picnic lunch and make their rounds through the village, see the sites, enjoy the wilderness and reminisce. She always dreamed of having a property with a little log cabin there. Carol dedicated most of her working career to home childcare. She created many lasting impressions with several families in Peterborough. Carol’s family meant the world to her. Her happiest times were holidays when it brought all of the family together.

Cremation has been performed and there will be no visitation or service. A private family interment will be held at a later date in Little Lake Cemetery. Online condolences, photos and memories can be shared at


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