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.Print This Obituary & Condolences