We, the family of the late Rowan McKeown, loving husband to Wendy, devoted father to James, wish to acknowledge with deep appreciation the many expressions of love and support shown to us during our recent bereavement.
Our heartfelt thanks go to all our family, friends, neighbours, colleagues and extended family circle who assisted during the wake and to all those who sent gifts, floral tributes, sympathy cards, messages, donated to Life & Time and to all who took the time to attend Rowan’s wake and funeral, locally, nationally and internationally. We are feeling both blessed and overwhelmed by the response to Rowan’s passing.
Go raibh maith agaibh to Fr Des and Fr Seamus for your guidance and comforting support.
Thank you to the Emergency SHSCT Ambulance Service for your commitment, professionalism, dedicated care, and devotion. The staff of DHH ED, and RVH ICU…… Theresa McGonagle, Dr McGinley and the wider team at RVH ICU, thank you isn’t sufficient.
Sincere thanks to the Boards of Governors, staff and pupils of Dromintee Primary School and St Patrick’s Primary School, Newry, who provided Guards of Honour at the funeral. Rowan was deeply invested in both schools and the respect you have shown him is deeply appreciated.
Rowan’s nieces and nephews organized his funeral service. Their participation and involvement were a testament to their devotion to him. He enriched their lives, and they reciprocated by enriching his funeral service.
The music at the funeral service was outstanding. Go raibh míle maith agaibh a chairde, Peter Benson, Stephen Clarke, Sinead Nutley, Matthew McGrath….Rowan would have loved it!
Sincere thanks to the Whistledown Hotel who provided the meal after the funeral. Cathal, Catherine and staff were outstanding in the INF in Rostrevor. Sheila, Miceal, Richie and team….Go raibh míle maith agaibh. You are true friends.
Finally sincere thanks and appreciation to Cathal and Méabh from McAnulty’s Funeral Directors for your caring, dignified and professional support throughout the wake and funeral. Thank you for your empathy and kindness.
Our heartfelt thanks to all of you! Rowan had a deep faith, and he would appreciate that the holy sacrifice of the mass will be offered for your intentions.
Rowan’s Months Mind Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Star of the Sea, Rostrevor on Saturday 13th January at 6pm, on what would have been his 63rd birthday.
Go raibh suaimhneas síoriaí air.
McKEOWN Rowan – (Rostrevor) 1st December 2023, suddenly at hospital.
Rowan, loving husband of Wendy and dearly loved father of James, 22 Kilbroney Valley, Rostrevor. Beloved son of the late Jackie and Bridie and much loved brother of Frances, Jacqueline, Pedar, Emmanuel, Gary, Paula and the late Kathleen and Maria. May he rest in peace.
Rowan’s remains will repose at his home on Saturday from 4pm until 9pm and on Sunday from 12pm until 9pm. Removal on Monday at 11.30am arriving at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Rostrevor for 12noon Requiem Mass followed by interment in Kilbroney Cemetery.
House private on morning of Funeral please.
Deeply regretted by his loving family, entire family circle and friends.
Donations in lieu of flowers please to Life and Time c/o McAnulty Funeral Directors,