‘Help send Rowena home’ family members’s plea

Rose Barrett

The sis of a 44-year-old woman who fell down and passed away last month is appealing to the larger Dublin area to aid send out the late Rowena Toledo house. Rowena fell down on August 25 later and last passed away at St James Healthcare facility following a heart attack.

A native of the Philippines, the late Rowena concerned Ireland in 2007, to join her sister Raquel as well as brother-in-law Emer Toletino who had actually moved here the year prior to. For the sis, Ireland supplied a far better life, and far better chances for the future generation.

The late Rowena accompanied her nephew Raemer as well as niece Camille (Raquel’s children) to Ireland and also the family members originally settled for a time in Rathgar prior to transferring to Harold’s Cross.

Rowena swiftly secured work as a live-in maid at the Egyptian Consular Office in Ballsbridge, where she functioned as well as lived for 13 years.

Rowena’s child Elsie stayed with her granny in the Philippines as well as for Rowena, it was all about providing for Elsie and also for the prolonged family at home, where possibilities are few.

“Rowena came here to attend to a better life for Elsie, as well as likewise for the extended household in the Philippines,” Raquel told the Dublin Gazette. “She provided for her sis, bro as well as all the extended family members over there.

“She sent out money residence monthly; she did not treat herself to deluxes– I frequently encouraged her to treat herself but no, she would certainly say, ‘I prefer to send it back home so they can treat themselves’. That was Rowena, so charitable, so kind, she was selfless.”

“She was the kind of individual that can light up a space just by walking in, she was a ray of sunlight.

On Wednesday, August 25, Rowena experienced chest pains as well as complained her head ached.

“A rescue was called as well as Rowena was required to St James Hospital,” claimed Raquel. “She had emergency situation surgical procedure following cardiac arrest but regretfully, after a time on life assistance, it was clear that Rowena had passed away. She was only 44 years old.

“I am heartbroken; she was my only sis below however likewise my best friend.”

The late Rowena with her only little girl Elsie on their last vacation together 3 years ago GoFundMe page Raquel has actually set up a GoFundMe campaign to obtain Rowena house and have a commemorative funeral service and interment.”We want to bring her home as her only daughter Elsie is in the Philippines and also has not seen her mommy in three years. We desire our family members to see her as well as to bid farewell one last time, as well as

they consequently want to celebrate her life and her kindness. “Raquel estimates it will set you back in excess of EUR6,000 to take Rowena’s stays house. Any kind of excess cash elevated will certainly go in the direction of Elsie’s future.”I want to give thanks to members of the consular office, our Irish good friends and also

family below, together with members of the Filipino neighborhood in Ireland for their support as well as kindness to day. “We are touched by

your generosity and also just ask if anyone wishes to donate to our GoFundMe project, we would certainly be most appreciative.” The family members in the Philippines actually intend to give her a great funeral service because she has attended to them for as long.”The late, big-hearted Rowena Toleda, rest in tranquility, amen.

To contribute, see https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-rowen-come-home-to-the-philippines

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