Rowlings, Susan


1955 - 2023

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).

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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

Betty Oehring , November 10, 2023


Condolences on the loss of your mother. I enjoyed getting to know her a few years ago, such a kind lady.

Katrina Wendorf, November 10, 2023

Jamie and Sues family

Sue would always come through my cash at I G A with Jamie. She always smiled and talked and was shy. Loved serving her. And over the years wondered where she was. May she rest now. She sure loved you Jamie and her sister Jan XxGod bless. Barbara Moore

Barbara Moore, November 10, 2023

Sue’s Family

So sorry for your loss Sue always had a kind and golden heart. She lived life gratefully.

Frankie OConnor, November 10, 2023

Jamie & the Bagyan family

So sorry to hear of Sue's passing..I grew up and went to school with Sue..She was a gentle soul..May she rest in peace

Frances Hume Cameron , November 10, 2023

Sue's Family and Friends

Have known Sue for many years, and the last few, I would run into her, at the Encore Club, she was such a kind person and always had a smile on her face. So sorry for the family's loss.

Judy (Cale) Gervais, November 10, 2023

Bob and family

Sincere condolences on the passing of Sue. We enjoyed chatting with her from time to time when we would meet downtown.

Doug & Debbie Yade, November 10, 2023

Jamie and family

So sorry to see that Sue has passed. We were friends since our KLCVI days where we shared a locker. I did loose touch with her when she moved out of KL and didn’t realize she was in Englehart. Take care and remember the good times.

Nancy Prince, November 11, 2023

The Family and her son Jamie

So sorry to see Sue has passed away. She was a very kind lady and was very nice to me when she greeted me. Life is hard and life is fragile but I know Sue you are above smiling, sitting on a bench in paradise, looking at the colourful flowers with a sense of happiness and peace. No worries and meeting many who have reached paradise. Now you rest Sue and again until we meet again on the other side. Rest in Peace ️

Madeleine , November 13, 2023

Bob & Jamie and family

So sorry to hear of Sue's passing. I would run into Sue downtown when she was still in KL. I met Sue at our church ...she was so proud of you Jamie.. She is at peace now. Condolences to the family.

Charlene & Rick Owen, November 13, 2023

Jamie and Bagyan family

Sue was a friend of mine at KLCVI. She was a quiet, shy, reserved, sensitive and kind friend. We belonged to the group of “bus kids” being transported into KL! Her warm smile could brighten up a room anywhere! Rest in peace…

Arlene Angus Galaxidas, November 16, 2023