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BOWER, Penelope Susan (nee Owen)

September 25, 1942 – Aldershot U.K.
October 5, 2017 – Calgary, AB

Penny beloved wife of Rod Bower of Calgary, AB, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the age of  75 years, after a nineteen year battle with cancer.

Penny graduated from Memorial University with a degree in Political Science, qualified as an External Affairs officer and was posted to the High Commission in Colombo Ceylon. There she met and married her husband Rod. She loved to travel and together they lived and worked in Ceylon, Vancouver, Ecuador, Winnipeg, Tanzania (where both her sons were born), St. Albert, Regina, India and Lethbridge, finally settling in our beloved Calgary.

She is survived by her Husband Rod; Son and daughter-in-law Chris and Shelley, Son Nick and grandson James, all in Calgary. She is also survived by brother Robin (Margaret) in Winnipeg, sister Trudi Chalom (Mark) in Ogdensburg, step-brother Alistair Macdonald, Newfoundland, step-sister Ann Payne (Doug),Toronto and half-brother Donald Owen in Calgary.

She was predeceased by her father Major Don Maxwell Owen and her mother Maisie (nee Goodwin), a war bride.

Condolences may be forwarded through   If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Samaritan Club of Calgary, Suite 503, 1500 – 14th St. SW Calgary, AB, T3C 1C9,   The family wishes to thank staff at the Tom Baker, particularly Dr. Alexander Paterson and successors who gave us the extra nineteen years she was with us, and, the staff at Dulcina hospice, particularly Dr. Andre Low, Lisa Andrews and Dory for their kindness and care. In keeping with Penny’s wishes, a family gathering will be held at a later date.

In living memory of Penny Bower, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.  Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Tom & Margaret Morris,
    Our heartfelt condolences go out to your family on your loss,all of our family have many fond and funny memories of our times in St.Albert.
    Tom,Margaret,Thomas Jr.,Andrew,Cameron,Katie.

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  2. David and Susan Day :

    Rod and Family,
    We were so sad to hear that Penny had passed away. Such a long battle.
    Our deepest sympathy to all of you.
    Dave and Sue

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