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Jack Rowles


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A beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. His life was the sea. Brokenhearted at his loss but our memories will give us the strength to smile.........

Jack was P & A Campbell's last permanent Chief Engineer aboard the two 'Queens'.
On completion of his apprenticeship Jack was drafted into the Royal Navy, specialising in New Build Landing Craft, based for a while at Lamlash on the Isle of Arran.
At the end of military service Jack rejoined Campbells in 1948, as second engineer on RAVENSWOOD, followed by several seasons aboard GLEN USK, but it will always be with the CARDIFF QUEEN he will be mostly associated. For several years Jack was second engineer with Alec Campbell as Chief Engineer and after finding Mr Campbell dead in Cardiff Queens engine-room in 1959 Jack was promoted to Chief Engineer.
In 1967, with the demise of Campbells and their two remaining paddlers, Jack 'swallowed the anchor' and took up a position with Coates Cider, a local company that ensured that he could spend more time with wife Margaret and three sons, John, Robert and Andrew. Until his death, Jack had enjoyed good health, enjoying dancing with Margaret, gardening and playing crib for a local team.
He will be sadly missed by his family and friends ashore and those who had the pleasure of sailing with him.
Donations in his memory will be donated to RNLI.

' I am sailing, I am sailing,
Home again 'cross the sea.
I am sailing, stormy waters,
To be near you, to be free.'

Added by: Bev Williams on 2 April 2012.



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