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.
Online condolences may be made at www.hwwallacecbc.com