April 21, 1932- March 3, 2021
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our father - George William Bowie, of Armstrong, B.C. on March 3rd, 2021 at the age of 88.
George was born April 21, 1932 in Sexsmith, Alberta. He spent the first 7 years of his life in Alberta, in the Spirit River, Woking, Edmonton and Vulcan area. The majority of his life was spent in and around the community of Armstrong, with a short stint in Kamloops, where he worked for the Forestry Service after high school. George worked 36 years at Buckerfields after being employed at the Armstrong Sawmill, Kalke and Lawrence, as well as the Celery Fields.
George married Mabel Louttit in 1952. They raised a family on a farm at Sharp Road. His children are Dan (Laurie) Bowie, Marilyn (Lyle) Stanek, Heather (Len) Ramsey, Susan (Ray) Biendarra, and Ken (Sue) Bowie.
He married his second wife, Dorothy, and resided with her and her son, Scotty, on Round Prairie Road for a time, where they enjoyed many family gatherings around their pool.
Later still, George married Vi, and they moved to Willowdale Drive where they enjoyed visits from their combined family. Throughout his life George enjoyed many sports, camping, hunting, fishing...and playing jokes! He was a good dancer and loved social gatherings, especially ones that included card playing. He had a unique sense of humor and was often heard saying “Bowie’s don’t make mistakes,” followed by an impish smile or laugh.
His parents, Peter and Ethel Bowie, predeceased him, as well as his wife,Vi. George’s brothers Roy (Jean) and Jim (Val) live in and around Armstrong. He is also survived by stepchildren Sherri Ferris and Leanne Maw.
His grandchildren are Terri Blanchard, Donnie Bowie, Chrissy MacDougall, Laura Stanek, Amanda Stanek, Kevin Stanek, Sandra Ramsey, Leah Rempel, Harley Ramsey, Shae-Lynn Giesbrecht, and Dyllan Bowie. His great-grandchildren are Lauren MacDougall, Juliana Blanchard, Brooklyn Stanek, Madison Bowie, Adelyn Blanchard, Rylee Stanek, Micah Rempel and Cairo Giesbrecht.
The family would like to thank the staff at Pleasant Valley Manor and Dr. Viljoen who gave Dad such wonderful care. A big thank you to Linda Armstrong and Joanne Sandaker who gave quality time to make him feel special in his later years.
A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.
Heather and Families So very sorry to hear of your Father's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May he rest in peace.
Dear Susan, We were saddened to learn of the passing of your father, George. Steve knew him and is parents for many years. We both enjoyed curling with George and had good fun games. Our sincere sympathy to you and your family. Take care
My sincere condolences to Ken and Sherri who shared George as both a Dad and stepdad. My thoughts are with you, I remember you Dad at Buckerfields when I was working at Bear Realty and also the Post Office - lots of memories when Armstrong was smaller and we knew everyone. Take care and treasure your memories....elaine
Don was in the Manor the same time as your Dad and we spent many evenings together with your Dad watching the Videos of the Fishing trip he took with you. He always had a twinkle in his Eye. The Lord Bless you all.
I worked with George for 20years at Buckerfields. We had some good laughs together Sending condolences to all the family Valerie
Sending thoughts and prayers to the Bowie family. May the memories of your dad give you strength and comfort.
My sincere condolences to all of you.
Marilyn, Dan, Heather, Susan, Ken and family we send our condolences on the loss of your father and hope you can rest in the gift of memories he has given.