Born in Kapuskasing, Ontario on June 26, 1932 and passed to heavens gate April 15, 2016 after a lengthy illness.
She is survived by three of her children; Bill (Tauni), Kathie, and Corrine; 12 grandchildren, 3 great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brother Francis Dixon, sister Joan Albert, and sister-in-law Lorraine Mills.
In addition to her husband John (Jack) Bowcott, whom she was married to for 60 years, she was preceded in death by son, Darrell Bowcott and numerous sisters and brothers.
Mom grew up during the depression in a family of 11 children and she was a telephone operator in the 1950s. She met her husband Jack in Kapuskasing, Ontario. Soon after they met he went to the Korean War, mom waited for his return, and in 1954 they were married in Victoria, BC. They moved to Crofton, BC in 1964 where all their children were raised.
The one word to describe our mother is selfless. She was a fantastic mother who provided and cared for her immediate family members and grandchildren to a fault. One of the things we remember is powdered milk, and the secret chocolate syrup to disguise it. Mom’s roast beef and yorkshire pudding on Sunday kept us coming back home well into our adult years. She offered unconditional love to all her children and enjoyed having the family all together. Her independence and one of the highlights of her life was when she started working at age 45 at the Doghouse Restaurant in Duncan, BC, where she worked as a server until her retirement. Mom can be fondly remembered for her love of dogs, she had her best friend Emily (Emmy) the yorkshire terrier by her side right to the very end.
A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday May 1st from 2-5pm, at Mike’s Cafe, 1587 Joan Ave. Crofton BC.
“Mom we Promise to Live our lives to do justice for the sacrifices you made.”