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Windrush Gen Campaigner, nurse and journalist dies aged 89

R.I.P: Doreen Lowe (Photo credit: Doreen Lowe / The Hackney Gazette)

DOREEN ROWE, a nurse, campaigner and member of the Windrush Generation, passed away last month at the age of 89.

Rowe dedicated a large part of her life to campaigning against racism and would rent out rooms to people denied accommodation due to the discrimination they faced.

Born on the island of St Vincent, Ms. Rowe moved to England in 1955, where she began her nursing career at Hythe District Hospital in Southampton and then moved to Hackney in 1959.

Ms Rowe also trained as a journalist and worked for the Pensioners Press, a campaigning free paper, which was distributed to day centres and libraries during its run from 1985-2000.
She worked as both a reporter and a photographer, and interviewed the likes of Prince Charles, Diane Abbott and the former mayor of Hackney Shuja Sheikh.

Following her death last month, Ms Rowe's family said to The Hackney Gazette: "She was a beautiful lady, very classy and intelligent.

"She lived a good life to 98 years. She took nothing for granted and loved her God, her church and family, who were very important to her.

"She will be missed greatly by all her family and friends."

She lived in her own home until May, when she became ill and passed away soon after.

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