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Patrick John Bowman

March 18, 1944 - September 6, 2015


It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Patrick John Bowman.  He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 40 years, Gayle; his three sons Quentin, Chris (Ira), and Nick (Cheyenne); step-grandchildren Gabrielle and Michael, brother Robert, sister-in-law Pam (Jed) Clouthier, brother-in-law David Godin and many nieces and nephews.    Predeceased by his dear mother, Germaine ‘Jimmi’, father Richard, sister Betty-Anne, brothers David and Paul, and twin grand angels.  John was born in Ottawa ON and moved to Drummondville QC at a very early age.  After serving in the military, John’s extensive travels led him to Gayle and together they continued their life’s adventure.  Gayle and John created a home in Chemainus where they raised their three sons.  John will be remembered for his zest for life, his love of family and friends, good food, good conversation, and sense of humour.  John was a talented welder and fabricator and passionate about sailing, fishing, diving, motorcycling, reading, and political ranting.  Special thank you to the paramedics, Community Dialysis staff in Duncan, Drs. Mohammed Ibrahim, Rene Weir, Larry Sterns, Elizabeth Swiggum and the many caring professionals who were part of John’s medical team, as well as, Joe Flannery at H.W. Wallace for making a difficult time easier.  A Celebration of John’s life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Chemainus, 9775 Chemainus Rd. on Sunday, October 18 at 2 p.m.  

Donations can be made in John’s honour to the Kidney or Heart Foundations..


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: zohreh paysen
Relation: friends with gayle

Dear Gayle,
I’m sorry for your great loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy. You and your family are in my prayers.
Zohreh Paysen

From: Jacques Blais
Relation: A GOOD friend of mine, that i met in DRUMMONDVILLE QUÉ. back in the late 60's.

My scincers condolences to ALL the FAMILLY, Gale and the boys.This is your last SAILING trip,so, be a good captain JOHN..REST IN PEACE.LOVE.JB.

From: Chris Claus
Relation: next door neighbour

Weve known you John for many years. We will miss your sence of humor and the conversations that we had.You were a well educated man and very interesting to listen to.We will take very good care of Gail.Our heartfelt sympathy goes to the family.We will never forget you John. Rest in peace.

From: Levina (Sam) Ugolini
Relation: niece-in-law

Dear Aunt Gayle and family: I was deeply saddened to hear of Uncle John’s passing. He now joins my John. I respected Uncle John very much and alway enjoyed visiting and talking with you both. The world has lost a wonderful human being. “You are gone but not forgotten, nor will you ever be. For as long as there is life and memory, we shall remember thee”. Rest in peace Uncle John.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
October 18, 2015
Beginning at 2:00pm

Royal canadian Legion Chemainus
9775 Chemainus Road
Chemainus, BC Canada V0R 1K3

9775 Chemainus Road
Chemainus, BC Canada V0R 1K3

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