September 6, 1929 – Whitewood, Saskatchewan
October 16, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta
Gordon Bowman passed away peacefully at the Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary, AB, on October 16, 2014 at the age of 85 years.
Gordon was born in Whitewood, SK as the second of five sons born to Percy and Ella Bowman (Kenneth, Gordon, Melvin, Leslie and Allan). He left his family farm to attend the University of Saskatchewan where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Agriculture. He was hired by the Federal Government at the Experimental Farm in Lacombe, AB, where he worked for 10 years. He married Betty who died of cancer at the age of 28. Gordon earned a Master’s Degree at the University of Alberta. He married Jean in 1959 and they moved to Oklahoma where Gordon obtained a PhD at Oklahoma State University. Upon graduating, Gordon was hired as a professor at the University of Guelph in Ontario. The family moved to a 100 acre hobby farm in Fergus. Over many years, his family supported refugees from Czechoslovakia, Uganda, and Vietnam developing lifelong friendships. Gordon retired from the University after 30 years in 1993. He and Jean moved to Calgary in 1997 where Gordon pursued his retirement hobbies of woodworking and gardening. Jean passed away in 2007. Gordon was blessed to meet Agnes and they married in July of 2008. He and Agnes spent 6 happy years together before his health began to deteriorate. Gordon was an accomplished person with a passion for life; he had many interests including reading, traveling and politics. Gordon lived life to the fullest and he will be sadly missed.
Gordon is survived by his wife, Agnes; sons, Norm (Doreen), John (Josie), Scott and his stepson Jim, as well as his grandsons Craig and Jeff.
A Celebration of Gordon’s Life will be held at Foothills United Church (3803 – 69th Street N.W.) on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Gordon Bowman, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences