It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of our father and husband, Charles Robert (Bob) Bowman, in Noric House on October 4th, 2015.
Bob is mourned by his loving wife Dorothy (Doris), to whom he was married for 61 years; one daughter, Diana (Brian) Hobbs of Kamloops, B.C.; two sons, Les (Shannon) and Don (Nina) of Coldstream, B.C.; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Cecelia Bowman and brother, Jim Bowman.
Bob was born in Coronach, Saskatchewan on August 20th, 1932, the nearest community to the family farm in East Poplar, Saskatchewan. The family moved to Langley, B.C. in 1947 where they built and operated the Cedar Grove Motel for several years. Bob met Doris, the love of his life, in Port Alberni, B.C. in 1951. Following their marriage in 1954 and the arrival of all three children, Bob and Doris moved their young family to the North Okanagan where Bob continued his career as a truck driver. They settled first in Armstrong and then Coldstream in 1971. Bob and Doris built three family homes over the years: the first in Milner, B.C., followed by one in Armstrong and finally in Coldstream.
Bob’s love of gardening, camping, carpentry, landscape painting and truck driving has been passed on to his family. His sense of humour and appreciation of music eventually gained him the nickname “singer” at Noric House.
We, Bob’s family, would like to thank the staff at both the
Vernon Jubilee Hospital and Noric House for the kindness and care over the past year that was shown to both Bob and ourselves.
Cremation preceded the Funeral Service which will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Saturday, October 10th, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. with District Evangelist Tom Haag officiating. A Reception will follow in the Bethel Tea Room.
As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Bob to the Alzheimer Society of B.C., #102 – 3402 – 27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S1.
Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 • 250-542-1187