Jamie and the Bagyan family
Knew Sue in her younger years and have not seen her for quite some time — my condolences to her son and family
Sue Rowlings (nee Bagyan) passed at Northview Nursing Home, Englehart, on Tuesday Nov 7th.
She was born on May 1st,1955 in Larder Lake, the youngest of her many siblings, to Sam Bagyan and Catherine Ouellette. She attended Larder PS and KLCVI and lived in Kirkland Lake from 1971 till 1977. After graduating from Northern College (Haileybury) Registered Nursing Assistant program in 1977, Sue worked for several years at Kingston General Hospital.
In 1986 she married Jim Rowlings and in 1987 her son Jamie was born. She moved back to Kirkland Lake with her son in 1988 and lived there until moving to Northview Nursing Home in Englehart in 2020. Sue was predeceased by her brothers: Danny, Bill, Frank and Sam, and her sisters Ethel Edwardson, Rose Derksen, and Jan May.
From the day Sue was born, her sister Jan was always her protector. When Jan passed in 2004, her husband Bob May continued as Sue’s advocate. Sue is survived by her son, Jamie (Josee) in Sudbury, her brother Terry (Donna) in Napanee, her sister Eraine Richer of Ignace, and numerous nieces and nephews in the North and in the Newburg/Napanee zone.
Many thanks to the nurses and staff at Northview as well as the team at Canadian Mental Health Association in Kirkland Lake for all the amazing work they did with Sue over the years.
A reception will take place at the Timiskaming Funeral Cooperative (111 Burnside Ave, Kirkland Lake) on Sunday Nov 26th from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 pm.
Donations in memory of Sue may be made by cheque directly to the CMHA (CMHA Cochrane-Timiskaming, 330 Second Ave., suite 201, Timmins, ON – P4N 8A4).