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BOWEN, Ramona Elizabeth (nee Vogel)

January 16, 1933 – November 22, 2011

A true angel, Ramona Elizabeth Bowen beloved wife of Robert of Calgary, arrived in the afterlife on Tuesday, November 22, 2011.

She will always be loved and terribly missed by husband Robert; children, Debbie (Warren), Bill (Lisa), Tim (Shelley), Susan (Gord), Jeff (Angele) and Leanne (Lou); grandchildren, Delea (David), Matthew (Tammy), Chad, Samantha, Brittany, Rachelle, Stephane, Curtis, Emma, Justin, Nigel and Isabella; great-grandchildren, Chase, Asianna, Sarah, and Lucian.

Our wife, mother, nanny, and great-nanny always gave of herself, before giving to herself. She took on anything you threw at her whether it was driving all six kids to their many activities, including music lessons and sporting events (and later in life doing the same for her grandchildren), racing us down many ski hills, cross-country skiing, and trekking/cycling around the world with her beloved Bob. That was not all – she loved sewing, crafting, playing bridge, cooking, baking, and cleaning the house when she was mad at someone (a trait she has passed on to some of us).

Our Mom always chose to look at the good in people, never had a bad word to say about anyone, and enriched our lives with her gentleness, kindness, and gracious poise. She loved life, and those fortunate enough to have known Ramona were draped with her positive energy and that same ‘knowing’ that even during troubling times, tomorrow would bring a better day.

A Celebration of Ramona’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com. Our sincere and heartfelt thank you to the wonderful staff team at StayWell Manor Village for the wonderful care and support our mom received during her time at the Manor.

In living memory of Ramona Bowen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Dennis Esayenko :

    Leanne, as you shared with me over the past couple of years the progression/impact of your mom’s illness, it was evident of how you, your father, and siblings, drew strength and support from each other….you have a great family, and I’m sure your mom is very proud of all of you.

    Dennis

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  2. DeVeyrac Family :

    Leanne, Lou, Curtis & Justin ..
    Our thoughts are with you & your family during this very difficult time. Cherish all the many memories and carry them with you throughout every day.
    Love Bobbie Darrel Steph & Ry

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  3. Leanne and family,

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Reading about your mother tells me that she passed on the best of herself to you and that she will live on in your kind heart and good naturedness.

    Maureen Lucko

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  4. We wish to send sincere sympathy to Bob and family from Merlye, Alan, Rhonda and Kendall Selk. We have fond memories of the days when the Bowen family lived on our street. Our thoughts are with you all.

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  5. Bowen Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of your Mom… she was such a kind and fun lady. My thoughts are with you at this very sad time.
    -Kevin

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  6. Deirdre Blick-Bowen :

    Our family sends sincere thoughts of sympathy to your family. We all agree Ramona had touched our lives and we will always be better people because of it, we will keep her in our hearts forever!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Deirdre

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  7. Kathy & Grant Lakusta :

    I have such fond memories of Mrs. Bowen, from the time I was a teenager through to my adult life. Grant and I want you to know our thoughts are with you Leanne and your entire family, our deepest sympathies to you Mr. Bowen.

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  8. Sheri Unterberger :

    Please accept my deepest sympathy for all of you. Ramona was always so very gracious and kind toward me and toward everyone. Thoughts are with you.

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  9. Glenn & Crystal Thordarson & family :

    Dear Bob & family,
    We were so sad and sorry to hear of Ramona’s passing. She was such a beautiful person, inside and out. She will be greatly missed by our family. We send our love and condolences to you and your family.

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  10. Joe and Edith Smith :

    Dear Bob and family. Please accept our deep sympathy for you and your family. We always had the best memories of Ramona and her beautiful smile. She was one girl that we always admired and thought so much of. Blessings to you all.

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  11. Al and Marlene Durand :

    To Bob Bowen and Family

    We were so saddened to hear of Ramona’s passing. She was a lovely lady and I’m sure will be missed by all who knew her.

    May God bless her sole.
    Al and Marlene Durand

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  12. Dear Bob & family,
    We were so sad and sorry to hear of Ramona’s passing. She was always such a joy and will be missed by our family. Our sincerest condolences.

    Glenn & Crystal Thordarson & family

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  13. Rest in peace.

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  14. Margaret Lindsay :

    Although I haven’t seen Ramona In years I remember her fabulous sense of humor and her energy. I know you will all miss her very much. I am thinking of you all at this very sad time.

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  15. Bob and Family.
    Condolences on behalf of the Senior Skaters at J Condon Arena. Ramona was a real Joy and loved by all.

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  16. Jeanne and Bill Reidlinger :

    Our sincere sympathy to Bob and family. So very sorry to hear Ramona has passed away. She was a Lovely Lady,
    God Bless The Family.

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  17. Shirley and Gordon Pearson-Tustin, California :

    In loving memory of our dear friend Ramona whom we have known since high school days.

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  18. June (Chettleborough) Simons :

    A beautiful and loving young woman who spent so much time with my sister Shirley at our home in Edmonton. She will always be remembered for her lovely smile and soft manner. Whoever knew her was truly blessed to have been touched by her.

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  19. Shirley and Gordon Pearson-Tustin, California :

    In loving memory of a dear friend Ramona whom we have known since high school days.

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