Rowena May Pipes
1932 - 2024
Rowena May Pipes
Service Information
Service Date
Monday, January 22, 2024
Service Time
Service Location
Jones Family Funeral Centre
Requested Charity
Hillside Cemetery, the Alzheimer and Dementia Society, or the charity of your choice
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PIPES, Rowena May (Sellers) - the death of Rowena occurred peacefully on January 17, 2024 at Gables Lodge in Amherst, Nova Scotia, with Paul, Nancy, and Eddy by her side. She was the last surviving member of her family.

Born in Amherst Head Nova Scotia, on September 3, 1932. Daughter of the late Clifford Sellers and Lola (Brooks, Sellers / Latimer). 

Predeceased by her husband, Frank Freeman Pipes and companion, Lloyd Greeno.

She is survived by her children, Paul Wood of Amherst, Nancy (Pipes) Cameron-Hubbard (Benjamin) of North Carolina, Wade Pipes (Ruth) of Amherst, Eddy Pipes (Christine) of Hastings and step daughter Joyce (Hebb) Foster of Oregon. Grandchildren Jonathan Cameron (Amanda) of Port Howe, Christopher Wood and Stephanie Wood of Manitoba, Stephen Wood of Nunavut, Kaili (Pipes) Robinson (Chris) of Amherst, Logan Pipes of Hastings. Step grandchildren Holly Foster and Bruce Foster (Katie) of Oregon. Great grandchildren Adam Cameron and Lily Cameron of Port Howe, Meika Jade Salton-Wood of Manitoba. Step great grandchildren Sarah Foster of Anchorage, Ashley Moran of Oregon, Wyatt Foster of Georgia, and four step great great grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews and cousins, and her special longtime friends, Eldon and Shirley Porter.

Beside her parents, husband, and companion, she was predeceased by her brothers and their spouses, Walter Sellers (Jen) of Ontario, and Vincent Sellers (Marg) of Tatamagouche.

Rowena was a member of the United Church of Canada and a former superintendent of Sunday School. She was a member of the UCW of the former St. Paul’s United Church in Northport. Prior work as an operator at the Cumberland Rural Telephone Company, a clerk at the Bayview Co-op in Amherst Head, janitorial services at the Northport Elementary School, and assisted in homecare giving in Amherst and Northport areas. Member and treasurer of the Sunrise Seniors Club, member of the Amherst Golden Years Society, and was active in their bowling league.

She spent a lot of her life being a homemaker and housekeeper for many families. She took pride in her house always being spotless. Little Eddy and her family say "Rest easy Mom, you have finished your housework."

The family wishes to thank Nurse Practitioner Cheryl Smith, the staff at White Birches Retirement Residence and Gables Lodge for taking such great care of their mother. 

Arrangements are under the care and supervision of the Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church Street, Amherst, NS (902-667-8777).

No visitation by request. Celebration of life will be held in the Cumberland Memorial Chapel, 70 Church Street, Amherst, NS, on Monday, January 22,2024 at 2pm. Internment to take place at a later date.

Family flowers only.

Donations to Hillside Cemetery, the Alzheimer and Dementia Society, or the charity of your choice.

Please do a good deed in memory of Rowena.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the online memorial at or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook Page.

Rowena May Pipes