In Loving Memory of


Olga Elizabeth Rowson


Dear All,

Unfortunately we cannot meet in person to commemorate the passing of our dear mum, Olga. However, we sincerely thank you all for your friendship to mum in whatever form it took, and for joining mum’s service today via zoom. In case anyone would like to share any messages you have for mum then please feel free to add a message via this Book of Condolence; which hopefully mum can also read!

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With love from the Rowson family

Book Owner: Barry, David and John Rowson
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Anne Haysom

Dearest Olga You have always been one of the highlights of our annual trip to Guernsey. Always so cheerful and welcoming.  Dad always looked forward to seeing you and enjoying tea and cakes together (I think you both rather enjoyed the cakes). He always thought of you as his “third daughter”, which I think means that he saw you as a close part of our family. Years ago when I spent the summer with you and the family, while working in the shop, during my summer vacation; you made me feel so welcome and I loved spending time with you and the family. My memories of a trip to Malta, which you and Barry invited me on as a “hired help” for the boys are so happy.  We had great fun creating chaos wherever we went but laughing such a lot. Now the boys are grown with there own families, I know that you are so proud of them and share in their happiness. I am sad that I won’t see you again but I have so many happy memories you will always make me smile. Lots of love   Anne …

Ricky Guilmoto

I worked with Olga for more years than would be polite to put in writing! Whatever work she was given to do, and that could be a wide variety of things, whoever had asked her to do something knew she would do it well, with a smile on her face. Whilst she worked hard she was always ready for some fun, a bit of banter or a joke. She could be ditzy sometimes, quite often actually, but in saying that, I mean it in the nicest possible way.  Something I particularly remember about her is that in a meeting she had no qualms about asking the question everyone else had in mind but were not confident enough to go ahead and ask! Also, if she did not agree with something she would either stand up for herself or her immediate colleagues if she thought they needed support. I thought she was a lovely person and it is a real shame she was taken from us far too soon …

Joyce and John Skidmore

We never imagined that we would have Olga in our lives. However, having her in our lives brought joy and laughter as Olga did with everyone. On our first visit to the island she took us on a tour of some of her favorite locations. One of those was La Monnaie. Olga told us about the Chapel and the story behind it and her attachment to it. As we stood in the sanctuary, she asked, “do you feel that?” I said to her, “Oh, yes, I feel it,” as tears streamed from my eyes. It was the presence of God. Olga gave me the book, Thy Son Liveth, which tells the story of the Chapel. It is the greatest book on healing I have ever read. Olga is now completely healed and in God’s presence every day. We will see her again, and a joyous occasion it will be. Can’t wait to see that smile. …

Rosemary Perkins

Remembering Olga who was always so cheerful with a lovely smile.I am so sorry after our chat in January we never got to have that coffee and catch up. Your boys are a credit to you and we will keep in touch with them I hope. We first met at Capelles school and saw David and Barry and our Andrew through primary and junior school and then the Grammar school. Sending our love to all your family.Rosemary and Richard Perkins …

Jean Farnham

Dear John, Barry and David,      Many years have passd since we welcomed a lovely, smiley Welsh girl on to the staff of the Income Tax Office.   Olga and I soon became friends and I have many happy memories of spending time with her and her Mum, also our other Income Tax friends.      Thank you for inviting me to Olga’s Memorial Service.                                 Jean …

Sandra Friend

To John, David and Barry and all the family I was only lucky enough to know Olga in the last few years and during that time we became friends, which is very nice as you don’t make as many close friends as you get older.  We started at the Castle together on the same day and over the years had many good times.  Olga could be very funny and was popular with all the staff and the visitors into the Castle.  We would plod around the grounds and museums in pouring rain and gale force winds but once back in the shop Olga would always look her usual smart self (once she had taken her rollers out of course).  She would also have ways of walking around the gardens which avoided all the steep steps; I will remember that later in the year when I am back to tracing her footsteps. We spent many hours together in the library working out her itinerary for her planned return to Wales, sometimes getting looks from other users as we would have a laugh together about something.  We did try to be very quiet and did lots of whispering.  I promised that …

Ann Green

Dear John,Barry, David and family, I was so sorry to hear about the sudden death of your mother.  I had the pleasure of working with Olga at Castle Cornet. She was such a lovely person to work with, always so conscientious, polite, hard working and couldn’t do enough to help her work colleagues and customers alike –  she always gave 110 percent during her shift, she would never cut corners and always followed the correct protocol. Olga  was a very private person, she didn’t involve herself in gossip, she had a great sense of humour and she soon became a great friend.  Just a couple of my memories of working with Olga at the Castle are: Wearing her rollers under her woolly hat whilst doing her Rover duty during the many windy, wet days we had there to ensure her hair would look nice for the afternoon when she was going out for lunch. She never wanted to ever let anyone down or miss a shift and so she had a very complicated looking set of paperwork upon which she recorded all her rota duties. Whenever we wanted to do a swop these notes came out and we would …

Jo, Stephen and Nicolas

Dearest Olga I can’t believe you left us all so soon. we enjoyed so many happy times together in the gsf shop and with friends and my family over the past 20 years. Your positive attitude shone through you in so many ways. Your faith in God took you through every day until the end. As they say the spirit was strong but the flesh so weak. im so happy you got time with your family and caught up with the grandchildren. i hope you can shine a bit of light to us all from heaven and enjoy whatever you want to do or eat without worrying about weight gain or pain. we will carry you in our hearts along with all the others who touched our lives. put in a good word for us up there. our love always Jo, Stephen, Nicolas and the “Wood” family    …

Jeremy Rowson

Dear Auntie Olga, Thank you for your patience and kindness over so many years. Thank you for your every ready smile and for putting up with all of the Welsh jokes! Thank you for taking me to town on the bus and having us to stay when David and I were little. Thank you for always taking the time, and for always taking an interest in my life. I remember the lovely surprise a few years ago when I arrived at Castle Cornet with a group of students and found your smiling face welcoming us in. You were always welcoming and have left me, like so many whose lives you touched, with such happy memories which will not be forgotten. You truely were a gentle soul and will be deeply missed. Rest in peace. Jeremy …