Krista Ann (Pauly) ROWAN
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It is with profound sadness that the family of Krista Ann Rowan (nee Pauly) announces her passing on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Beaumont Hospital in Ireland at the age of 31. Krista was expecting her first child and they were both taken tragically from us due to a car accident. We mourn for both Krista and little Ree. We are heartbroken beyond words. Krista and Ree will be sadly missed by her loving, devoted husband, Eoin Rowan. Krista was the precious daughter of Kelly Pauly (Ron Fuller) and Hans Pauly (Carol Pauly). She was the beloved sister of Kaitlyn (Steven), and the absolutely cherished granddaughter of Betty and John Sokolich. She was predeceased by her Opa Klaus Pauly and will be missed by her Oma Anne Pauly. She was loved and adored by her Uncle Brian Sokolich (Joanne), Great Aunt and Uncle Mike and Nisha Milkovich, Uncles George and Steve Milkovich, Uncle Karl, Auntie Lou, Aunt Doris, her cousins Karl, Kaela and Max. Krista was predeceased by a few weeks by her loving father-in-law, Henry Rowan. She will be sadly missed by her mother-in-law, Marolly Rowan and her brother-in-law Heber Rowan from Ireland, and many extended family members and friends. In her early years, Krista was an accomplished competitive dancer and also loved soccer. Her thirst for life and hunger for knowledge enabled her to excel both academically and personally with every dream she chased. She set goals and relentlessly pursued them. After focusing on her education with a degree in Psychology on the Dean's Honor List at Guelph University, she continued her education at Vancouver Island University graduate school and achieved two more degrees - Master of Business Administration and Master of International Business and was awarded 'Top Domestic Student for the MBA Foundation Program'. Krista wanted to see the world. She has lived for a period of time in BC, Alberta, Yukon, New Brunswick, Toronto, South Africa, and Ireland. She has also traveled with Eoin to countless places including Namibia, Malta, Dubai, and Turkey just to name a few. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all of the ICU doctors, nurses, and a special thank you to the social worker, Sorche O'Keeffe at the Beaumont Hospital in Ireland. In addition, thank you to the Organ Donation team that made it possible for Krista to donate 2 kidneys to save the lives of 2 recipients and bring joy to their families. Krista and Baby Ree's funeral consisting of a Wake, Celebration of Life and Cremation Service will be held in Ireland on September 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 2020. A mass and Celebration of Life will be held in Canada at a later date. In Memory of Krista and Baby Ree, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. May the love we feel today shine through our beloved Krista and precious little Ree to us eternally.

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Published in The Hamilton Spectator on Sep. 5, 2020.
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January 6, 2021
Dear Hans, Kelly and Kaitlyn,

Our hearts are deeply saddened for your loss.

We remember Krista helping Eric open his presents on his first birthday, the great times at Lake Huron and of course the mischievous tainting of the water glasses at the Mandarin. We wish that we could have known the lovely woman she would become.
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family,
Ron, Darcie, Eric and Jennie Knull
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September 7, 2020
It just doesn't seem possible that Krista, so full of life, should have left this earth so early. I only imagine what more she would have accomplished. Krista, you will be missed by so many. You were always light-hearted, funny and a good friend to my daughter Mandy. God bless you, your little daughter, your husband, and your family. Thinking of you Kelly. There are no words. Krista was one of a kind and she always made me smile at the dance studio.
Diane Lewis
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September 7, 2020
Kelly, Betty, John and Family
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal...,,
Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us everyday ,
Unseen, unheard but always near,
Loved, missed and forever dear
Our deepest condolences .
Mary and Nick Satosek
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September 5, 2020
Kelly, my heart breaks for you. Debbie has been updating me. My deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of Krista and Ree. I will continue to pray for all of you for God's strength and love. May Krista and Ree rest in peace. God be with you. Big Hugs.
Katherine Horvath
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September 5, 2020
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September 5, 2020
If roses grow in Heaven Lord please pick a bunch for us. Place them in Krista's and Ree's arms and tell them they are from us. Place a kiss upon their cheeks and hold them for awhile and tell them that we love them. There is an ache in our hearts that will never go away. We know we cannot bring you back, although we wish it every day. A piece of us went with you the day you went away. God holds you in his care and we hold you in our hearts, our dear, loving precious Krista and Ree. Lovingly remembered and never forgotten, sweet Krista and baby Ree.

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Betty Ann & John Sokolich
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September 5, 2020
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