September 11, 1928 – Salford, UK
March 25, 2014 – Calgary, AB
Harry beloved husband of Ida McGowan (nee Barker) of Calgary, AB, passed away on March 25, 2014 at the age of 85 years.
Harry was born in Salford, U.K. He met and married his wife, Ida, and they raised their family in England until immigrating to Canada in 1989. While in the U.K., Ida and Harry ran a children’s home for 10 years. Once in Canada, Harry worked at the Calgary International Airport for 10 years. He could fix anything, a real handyman. Some of his favorite things included many vacations in the camper van; his tools; music; gardening; the mountains; handing out “sweets” to everyone he met; and being a fantastic Husband, Dad, Granddad, “Pops”, Great Granddad and friend to all.
Besides his loving wife of 64 years, Harry is lovingly remembered by his children, Stephen and Lorraine; grandchildren, Claire, Megan and Craig; great grandchild, Lucas; son-in-law, Martin; daughter-in-law, Elaine; grandsons-in-law, Jonathan and Graeme; and numerous nieces and nephews, who fondly remember him as “Uncle Harry”. He was predeceased by his mother, Florence; father, William, and sisters, Florence and Marjorie.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded 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. Harry’s family wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Rocky Ridge Retirement Community for their care.
In living memory of Harry McGowan, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences