April 21, 1932- March 3, 2021
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our father – George William Bowie, of Armstrong, B.C. on March 3rd, 2021 at the age of 88.
George was born April 21, 1932 in smith, Alberta. He spent the first 7 years of his life in Alberta, in the Spirit River, Woking, Edmonton and Vulcan area. The majority of his life was spent in and around the community of Armstrong, with a short stint in Kamloops, where he worked for the Forestry Service after high school. George worked 36 years at Buckerfields after being employed at the Armstrong Sawmill, Kalke and Lawrence, as well as the Celery Fields.
George married Mabel Louttit in 1952. They raised a family on a farm at Sharp Road. His children are Dan (Laurie) Bowie, Marilyn (Lyle) Stanek, Heather (Len) Ramsey, Susan (Ray) Biendarra, and Ken (Sue) Bowie.
He married his second wife, Dorothy, and resided with her and her son, Scotty, on Round Prairie Road for a time, where they enjoyed many family gatherings around their pool.
Later still, George married Vi, and they moved to Willowdale Drive where they enjoyed visits from their combined family. Throughout his life George enjoyed many sports, camping, hunting, fishing…and playing jokes! He was a good dancer and loved social gatherings, especially ones that included card playing. He had a unique sense of humor and was often heard saying “Bowie’s don’t make mistakes,” followed by an impish smile or laugh.
His parents, Peter and Ethel Bowie, predeceased him, as well as his wife,Vi. George’s brothers Roy (Jean) and Jim (Val) live in and around Armstrong. He is also survived by stepchildren Sherri Ferris and Leanne Maw.
His grandchildren are Terri Blanchard, Donnie Bowie, Chrissy MacDougall, Laura Stanek, Amanda Stanek, Kevin Stanek, Sandra Ramsey, Leah Rempel, Harley Ramsey, Shae-Lynn Giesbrecht, and Dyllan Bowie. His great-grandchildren are Lauren MacDougall, Juliana Blanchard, Brooklyn Stanek, Madison Bowie, Adelyn Blanchard, Rylee Stanek, Micah Rempel and Cairo Giesbrecht.
The family would like to thank the staff at Pleasant Valley Manor and Dr. Viljoen who gave Dad such wonderful care. A big thank you to Linda Armstrong and Joanne Sandaker who gave quality time to make him feel special in his later years.
A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de George William Bowie March 3rd 2021..
Décès pour la Ville: Armstrong, Province: Colombie britanique