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Margaret Knowles

M. Rose Knowles

December 18th, 1926 - August 6th, 2019
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Margaret ‘Rose’ Knowles entered her Lord’s presence on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Except for short periods of time in Toronto, when she attended Toronto Bible College, she has lived in the Tillsonburg and Eden area for her entire life.
After graduating from London Teacher’s College in 1967 she spent most of her teaching career as an elementary teacher-librarian at Straffordville Public School. In 1977 she graduated with a B.A. from Western University. As a member of North Broadway Baptist Church for more than sixty years, she served in many positions.

Rose, born in Middleton Township, Norfolk County, 1926, was the elder daughter of Harold and Violet (Green) Mannell who predeceased her in 1970 and 1980, respectively. She was predeceased (2010) by Ralph John Knowles, her husband of more than sixty years. Surviving are one son, Paul Knowles, Baden, and three daughters: Beth Lee, Springford; Karen Simms (Ephraim), St. Anthony, NL; and Dianne Knowles, Gagetown, NB. She is also mourned by daughter-in-law Nancy Knowles. Rose is survived by a sister, Ruth (Lloyd Hurley) and sisters-in-law Florence Mannell, Gladys Mannell, and Joan Knowles. Three siblings have predeceased her: Lillian Mannell (1929), Russell Mannell (2007) and Donald Mannell (2016) and, also, son-in-law, Owen Rose, and daughter-in-law, Mary Knowles. She was also predeceased by sisters in law Jean Church and Gladys Tisdale, and brothers-in-law Tom, Clark, Gordon, Bill and Ray Knowles.Her grandchildren are Luke Knowles, Aaron Lewis, Angela and Kimberly Rose, Holly Peril, and step-grandchildren, Emily and Benjamin Riche (Rebecca). Her great-grandchildren are Kael Knowles and Liam and Nora Riche.

In her later years Rose lived at Tillsonburg’s Harvest Retirement Community where she was involved in many activities.
Visitation hours are 12:30-2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 10, at North Broadway Baptist Church, Tillsonburg. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 10, at North Broadway Baptist Church, followed by a reception at the church. Interment in Eden Cemetery will follow the reception. In memory of Rose, donations can be made to the “Alzheimer Society Oxford,” “Teen Challenge,” or “Gideons International.” All funeral arrangements are being carried out by the Maurice J. Verhoeve Funeral Homes- Burial and Cremation Services Inc., 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg 519-842-4238. Condolences and favourite memories can be shared at www.verhoevefuneralhomes.com.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    North Broadway Baptist Church
    Address
    6 North Street East
    Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G1B2
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Funeral Service to Celebrate Rose's Life and Legacy

    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    North Broadway Baptist Church
    Address
    6 North Street East
    Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G1B2
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    Notes
    By Rev. Bill Ball of Fellowship Baptist Church, Cambridge, Ontario.
    Officiant
    Rev. Bill Ball
  • Interment

    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 |
    When
    Saturday, August 10th, 2019
    Location
    Eden Cemetery
    Address
    56897 Eden Line
    Eden, Ontario N0J 1H0
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    Notes
    Interment follows funeral reception. Approximate arrival estimated to be 4:00 p.m.
  • Reception

    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 |
    When
    Saturday, August 10th, 2019
    Location
    North Broadway Baptist Church
    Address
    6 North Street East
    Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G1B2
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Reception to take place Saturday afternoon following funeral service, before interment in Eden Cemetery.

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Janet Elliott

Posted at 07:49pm
To Karen & Ephraium;

So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Wish we could be there to support you during this time of loss but be assured of our thoughts and prayers. Take comfort in the promise from His word; “to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”. May God’s strength, peace and all your memories bring you and your family much comfort in these days and the days to come.

Pastor Elliott; Janet; Pastor Jenna and your Church family
St. Anthony, NL
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Heather Rennalls

Posted at 01:44pm
Sorry to hear of Rose's passing. My condolences to her family. I had the pleasure of knowing Rose as I supplied her with books for the Outreach Program at the Tillsonburg Library. She was a very pleasant person and I loved reading her reviews and commentaries of the books she read. She will be missed.
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Posted at 11:29pm
With love, Angela, Dawn, Holly, Luke, Kael, Ben, Becky, Liam and Nora
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Posted at 11:24pm
We love you, Mom - Dianne, Karen, Beth and Paul
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Laurel Laughton

Posted at 01:45pm
Paul, may all the lovely memories you have of your mother help to ease your grief and bring you comfort.

Sincerely, Laurel Laughton
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