On September 11, 2022, peacefully at home, aged 74 years. Loved husband of the late Rhonda, devoted step-father and friend of Michael Schout, cherished grandad of Sam and Callum, and Heidi and Tyler, treasured great-grandfather of Polly, loved son of the late Alma Lochhead.
Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Gilroy Rowney, c/-PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canterbury SPCA would be appreciated, and may be made online at
A Celebration of Gilroy’s life will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Tuesday, September 20, at 10.00am. Private cremation thereafter.