Passing of Peter Rowley, committed bandsman.

Discussion in 'Obituaries - Unregistered visitors can post here' started by Roof, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. Roof

    Roof New Member

    It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Peter Rowley, on the 6th April 2008. He was 70 years old. He had been ill in hospital for a short time and was found to be suffering from lung cancer. He was an enthusiastic and well respected trombone player and a dedicated and hard working conductor who worked with a variety of bands in the Staffordshire, Cheshire, North Wales and North Shropshire areas for over 40 years. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him. May he rest in peace.

    The funeral will take place on 16th April 2008 at 11:30am at Bradwell Crematoriam (Chatterley Close, Newcastle, Staffs, ST5 8LE) and then afterwards at The Wulstan (Dimsdale Parade East, Wolstanton, Newcastle, Staffordshire ST5 8BU)

    All friends of Peter are welcomed by the family.
  2. Sweet & Low

    Sweet & Low New Member

    I was so sorry to hear about Peter. He will be sadly missed by all. Especially his fantasic smile that and the power he managed to pack behind that trombone.

    Lindsey (Solo Horn - Whitchurch Band)
  3. Unregistered

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    Les the tubaman

    Barb and I were saddened to hear of the passing away of Peter. He wasn't at Whitchurch long and we were just beginning to know and love the man.
    Our hearts go out to Ruth in her time of grief. Our love and thoughts will be with you.
    Les and Barb Roberts.
  4. Number_3

    Number_3 New Member

    Our thoughts are with you and the family mate

    He was a nice man who Im sure will be missed greatly.
  5. Roof

    Roof New Member

    Thanks for the kind words guys! Could anyone intending to come next Wednesday please let me know? Thanks, Roof
  6. cornetblower

    cornetblower Member

    I was so sorry to hear about Peter. He was a true gentleman who will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Ruth and the family at this sad time.
  7. Rachaelb55

    Rachaelb55 New Member

    Thoughts are with you Ruth and all the family! He will be sadly missed, a true gentleman to the last!
    Martin will be there on Wednesday. Hope to see you soon hun xxx

  8. Pastit

    Pastit Member

    Pete was always there to support Ruth and Wrexham Brass! a true bandsman and friend to the band we will all miss him luv to Ruth and the family Jane Wxm Brass xxxxx
  9. Tub Thumper

    Tub Thumper Member

    I shall always remember Peter fondly and the happy times we spent together at Farndon band in the late 1990s.

    He was a dedicated bandsman (he'd have a go at anything but was always keen to get back to his beloved trombone!) and a highly supportive deputy conductor as well as being a dedicated and determined chairman of the band. He always wanted to get things done and move the band forward which was much to his credit (new uniforms/ new instruments/ new places to rehearse etc etc.) and he wouldn't rest until it was done, no matter what obstacles beset him - every band needs a 'Peter'!

    God bless you, Peter, and thanks for all the fun times! Our lives are richer for knowing you; the band movement has lost one of it's loyalist and most devoted grass roots members.

    Ruth, we are thinking of you at this sad time.

    Love from John, Jo and family and all at Rushen Silver on the Isle of Man who knew Peter.
  10. Rustonw

    Rustonw Member

    Peter will be sadly missed both as an enthusiastic supporter of Wrexham Brass and a friend to all those around him. I will remember him as a true bandsman who's opinion I always respected, but above all a hell of a nice man.
    Our thought are with Ruth, family and friends at this sad time.

    Wayne, Alison and everyone at Wrexham Brass.
  11. BurgerBoy

    BurgerBoy Member

    So sorry to hear about Pete. He supported the band everywhere we played and always gave an honest view of us, something that is often sadly lacking in banding! We need more like him. He was a good, honest man who loved banding and will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him.

    Ruth, we are both thinking of you.

    Matt and Ceri
  12. neilevans

    neilevans New Member

    Very sad to hear about Pete, a devoted bandsman and absolute gent !
    Our thoughts are with Ruth and family.

    Nez, Joanne & Callum
  13. Pastit

    Pastit Member

    He was a super chap, and will be sorely missed. Thoughts are with you Ruth.

  14. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest


    Not only was Pete in there with you brass bandees he was a highly valued member of the City Jass Orchestra and played trombone with us for years. I think it was his humour and unflappable approach that made him a very easy musician to be alongside in a band and we'll all miss him. Sincere sympathy, Mark
  15. Unregistered

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    Pete Rowley

    Ruth, so sorry for your loss. We didn't know either of you at Whitchurch Band for long, but, as website co-ordinator, I hope I have said the right words if you look at the website. Pete was a gent and a musician. Full stop. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

    Trevor and Jayne xx
  16. Roof

    Roof New Member

    Thanks Trevor, your kind words about Pete are great. He always did say Frolic didn't go fast enough! Have included Whitchurch website for others to view!

    Thanks again, Ruth
  17. Roof

    Roof New Member

    I have been asked what the collection will be going towards at the funeral. We thought that as Pete loved his dogs and cats, the RSPCA would be appropriate.

    Anyone wishing to make a donation, please send to Dennis Cartledge Funeral Director, Audley Funeral Home, Ravens Lane, (01782) 720719

    Thank you.
  18. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    Pete's funeral


    It was good to see you at the funeral today. It was a dignified service with a gentle touch of humour that typified Pete. I will remember him as generous hearted and good natured with a ready smile. I enjoyed Pete's company and will miss him at CJO.

    As well as banding, Pete loved to watch and talk cricket. He and I enjoyed bemoaning the state of English cricket. OK, he didn't have much to smile about when we did!! I always said we should go together and watch them play one day - just for the pleasure of a good old moan - but, to my regret, we never got round to it. Pete, next time the England middle order collapses, I'll be thinking of you mate.

    God bless.


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