Stephen Rowan will be remembered for his involvement in the village of Fort Simpson and for his dedication to the preservation of local history. He taught across the Northwest Territories, including Gameti and Sambaa K’e. He became the superintendent of education in Behchoko and spent a year as superintendent in Fort Simpson before retiring in 1987.
Rowan was an active volunteer in the village of Fort Simpson. He was a member of the Library Board and was involved in the Jack Rabbit Ski Club, the Boy Scouts, the Beautification Society and the Fort Simpson Fall Fair Committee. Rowan was also the founding and sustaining member of the Fort Simpson Historical Society.
The Stephen Hamilton Rowan Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established to award
$1000 scholarships to NWT residents who attended a Dehcho school and are currently enrolled in a post secondary program. The scholarship will be awarded annually on February
17, the anniversary of his passing. The number of scholarships awarded per year will be determined by the amount in the fund.
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Adapted from “Remembering a gentleman -Fort Simpson loses historian and avid community volunteer,” Roxanna
Thompson, Northern News Services Published Thursday, February 28, 2013