David Gowing

We regret to announce the passing of David Gowing of

Armstrong who died tragically on Tuesday, December 30,

2008.

David was born at Barhead, Alberta and lived in the Vernon

/ Armstrong area for the past 44 years. In 1985 he married

the “Love of His Life”, Barbara Wagner of Armstrong.

He was a kind and generous man who gave 110% in

everything he did and was always willing to lend a helping

hand to anyone in need.

As an avid outdoorsman and long time member of the

Armstrong Fish and Game Club, he was known and

admired by many who shared his passion for hunting and

fi shing. Since 1980 he was a member of the 115 Operating

Engineers Union and employed as a heavy equipment

operator with Okanagan Aggregates since 1989. Everyone

who knew him well referred to him as “Digger”.

David is survived by his wife Barb Wagner; father Carl (Irene)

Gowing; brother Mel (Shelly), niece Garnette, nephew

Chris; sister Pam Newman; sister Donna Gowing, niece

Theresa Brzostowski; sister Dianna (Roger) MacGillivray,

nephews Craig (Bridget) Ross and Codey Ross; sister Betty

(Steve) Daschuk and brother Barry (Anne) Burge. He was

predeceased by his mother Anna Gowing and nephew

Dean Newman.

A private family service will be held at Mountain View

Chapel, Armstrong.

All family and friends are invited to come and share

memories at a Celebration of Life, on Saturday, January

10, 2009 from 1:30 p.m. onward at Centennial Hall, 3120

Pleasant Valley Road, Armstrong.

Arrangements in the care of Personal Alternative Funeral

Services, Armstrong 250 546-7237.

David “Digger” Alton Gowing

June 1, 1951 – December 30, 2008