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BOWES – HEID

December 29, 1938 – February 24, 2010

Heid Bowes beloved wife of Jerry Bowes of Calgary passed away suddenly on Wednesday February 24, 2010 at the age of 71. Although Heid had been battling a form of heart disease for the past few years, all recent tests had been favourable, this result was most unexpected.

Heid was born in Dortmund Germany on December 29, 1938 and later moved to Canada. She was trained as a secretary/accountant and excelled in her chosen field both in Germany and Canada. In 1959 she was wooed by a young Canadian hockey player named Jerry, he eventually won her heart and they were married on April 12, 1960. Heid was blessed with both inner and outer beauty complimented by a strong personality that won her many close and dear friends over the years. Her philosophy in life was to share with those less fortunate, believing it is more rewarding to give than receive.

She was an excellent cook and baker, and was renowned for her Christmas cookies and at her favourite Golf Course,  Redwood Meadows, many savoured what we know and love as Heid’s cookies. Heid enjoyed her golf family and her immediate family dearly and will be sorely missed by all that knew her.

Heid is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Jerry.
She is also survived by four sisters, Lilo (Harry) Owen, Annegret Ricken (Gunter), Marlies (Adolf) Alberts, Sigrun (Reinhart) Zeiler a brother Ekke (Helga) Lindermann; Jerry’s brother Greg (Darlene) Bowes, Jerry’s aunt Mary Bowes; Heid’s nieces and nephews, Andrea, Karin (John), Tom, Siegfried (Beatrix), Christa (Andres), Ole Christian, Hanna, Kerstin (Siggi), Laura, Antonia, Torsten (Annette), David, Pia, Christine (Brent), Aedan, Idony Heid, Sigi (Eli), Luis Miguel, Scott (Jestina), Marty (Julie).

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire memorial tributes made be made directly to the Calgary Humane Society (4455 – 110 Ave S.E. Calgary, AB. T2C 2T7 phone 403-723-6000) donate@calgaryhumane.ca

In living memory of Heid Bowes, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Michae&Marlene Ritchie :

    Jerry; Sincerest condolences on the loss of your lady Heid– she was a good, fine person who will be missed by all who had the pleasure to know her. Our thoughts are with you at this time of your loss. Mike/Marlene-Summerland BC

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  2. Diane Jankiewicz :

    Jerry: My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the service but I wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you and I’m so sorry. I’ll always remember when Heid and I first joined Redwood at the same time. We had many a fun time golfing with a lot of laughs and receipes. I know that she just loved to cook and bake and you are right, cookies, they are my favorites. Diane Jankiwicz

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  3. merna anstruther :

    The world will be a sadder place without Heid’s presence at Redwood Meadows, even though health problems kept her away this last while.
    My deepest condolences to Jerry.

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  4. Tom & Dot Sliming :

    Jerry
    Dot & I were shocked and very saddened to hear about Heid. You two were always very special friends and we always enjoyed your company. We have very fond memories when we were in Germany. Heid was an elegant person who always had time to talk to all. She will be missed by all. Both Dotty and I know how very close you and Heid were and our prayers are with you. We will see you at the service. Tom & Dot Sliming

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  5. Jerry, My most sincere condolences on your great loss.

    Regards,
    Bill Minnis

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  6. Loretta & Peter Kolbe :

    Sorry to hear about Heid passing she will be sadly missed by family & friends. Thinking of you Loretta & Peter

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  7. Don and Carol Markowsky :

    Gerry
    On Behalf of All the Seniors from Redwood Golf and Country Club we offer our most sincere condolences on your loss.

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  8. Jerry sorry to hear about Heidi, my condolence to you and your family. Sorry I am unable to attend the funeral but my thoughts will be with you.
    Charlie and Colleen True

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  9. Tina and Don Millar :

    Dear Jerry and Family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Heid’s passing. We were members at Redwood for a decade or so and had the pleasure of playing golf with you both. Heid and I served on the Ladies Tournament Committee together in the early 1990’s- she was always so organized and also brought delicious treats for the ladies. MMMM. Heid was a strong and inspirational woman in so many ways, and she will be sadly missed by all who knew her. We know that you will forever cherish wonderful memories of the years that you had together. We wish you all the best now and always.

    With Sincere Condolences,

    Tina and Don Millar

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  10. Cliff Lemke and family :

    Jerry:

    Deb, Nicholas, and I offer our deepest sympathy and condolences on the passing of Heid. She was a lovely person and will be missed by all.

    Cliff, Debbie, and Nicholas Lemke

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  11. Wayne & Barb Farr :

    Jerry
    Barb and I just recieved a email from Tom & Dotty advising of the passing of your beloved Heid. We remember her fondly from the good times with the Raiders in Germany. Our prayers and deepest condolences are with you.

    Wayne & Barb Farr

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  12. Art & Val Birss :

    Jerry

    Art and I are saddened at the news of Heid’s passing. We have fond memories of our times in Germany and our hockey/military family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Love Val and Art

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  13. Bonnie and Jack Roussel :

    Jerry, our condolence & prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow!
    Jack & Bonnie Roussel

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  14. Gerry Boyle :

    Jerry, our deepest condolences on the passing of Heid, she will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Gerry and Louise

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  15. lynn rescanski :

    My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of great sorrow.
    Lynn Rescanski(Brausen)

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  16. Clay & Louise Hodder :

    Dear Jerry & Family,
    Our heartfelt condolences; our thoughts & prayers are with you at this sad time!

    God Bless
    Clay & Louise Hodder

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  17. Bob Harris (2 PPCLI) ret :

    Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our
    thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  18. Garry Gray & Brenda Gray (Jorgensen) :

    Dear Jerry

    It is with sadness that we connect with you at this time. Heid was a beautiful human being and your loving relationship has always been one to admire. I know you and many will miss her. She will be remembered by all who had the pleasure to meet her.

    Our thoughts are with you.

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  19. Rick Sofiak :

    Dear Jerry,

    I just heard the sad news and I want to pass along my prayers and deepest condolences to you.

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  20. Steve & Val Ethier :

    Jerry,

    We are so sorry to hear about Heid’s passing, our condolences & sympathy to you during this very difficult time.

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