McDowell, Charmaine Lynn Rose – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Charmaine on February 4, 2018, at home. Born in Halifax, she was given only a few years to live. However, she defied all odds to be with us for 46 very special years.
Charmaine loved guitar music, and food, especially pizza, spaghetti, lasagne, hamburgers and ice cream! To know her was to love her. She made many friends through her school years at Milford and Shubenacadie Elementary, Hants East Rural High and Corridor Community Options for Adults. She logged thousands of kilometers as her mother’s co-pilot, bussing special needs students to and from school. The two were an inseparable team, so much so that if Mary showed up anywhere without Charmaine, people would quickly ask, “where is Char”?
Charmaine will be sorely missed by her parents, Mary and Gary McDowell; sisters, Cindy (Kendall) Nowe; Cathy Benson; brothers, Steven (Jessica) Rose, Mark McDowell (Robyn); nieces, Briana and Erin; nephews, Zach and Thane.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 24th from 1-4 p.m. in the Enfield Legion. Burial will be at a later date. Many thanks to Tammie Boutilier and the VON for their wonderful care and support. Memorial donations may be made to Corridor Options, Enfield.