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BOWMAN, Arlene Joyce

July 10, 1934 – Northgate, North Dakota
May 6, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Arlene Bowman of Calgary passed away at Foothills Medical Centre, after a prolonged illness with her family by her side, on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the age of 83 years.

Arlene grew up in Frobisher, SK. She graduated from the enriched Nursing Program at Regina General Hospital in 1956. She married David Bowman in September 1957. She nursed at the Edmonton University Hospital while David completed his Engineering Degree. After her husband’s numerous assignments in Alberta and Toronto, they settled in Calgary in 1965. It became home for Sharon, Bob, Nancy, and Jamie. The family expanded to include daughter-in-law Judy Bowman and grandchildren Brenda, Mark, Cathy, and Brian Lewis, Randi and Ashley Bowman, Andrea, Brandon, and Madison Newcommon, and Joel, Joshua, and Jared Bowman. Later three great-grandchildren arrived. In addition to her care and guidance to her family, she devoted thirteen years to nursing in pediatrics at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. She greatly enjoyed her time spent at summer homes on Vancouver Island where she enjoyed seafood, and salmon fishing. She is also remembered for her annual family Christmas cookie icing party.
“Gramma Arlene” will be sorely missed for her tender love and guidance in all aspects of family living.

Arlene was predeceased by her daughter Sharon Lewis, her grandchildren Brenda and Mark Lewis.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W., Calgary, AB), on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 2:00p.m. Reception to follow at family residence. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.

In living memory of Arlene 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.

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  1. Debi Thompson Leslie :

    David and family,
    My sincere condolences to all of you. Aunt Arlene was a wonderful lady.

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  2. Darlene Dobson :

    To Dave and the Bowman family

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this
    very difficult time.

    Sincerely
    Darlene Dobson

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  3. Jon and Florence Puckett :

    David and Family
    Deepest sympathy on your loss. Florence and I are thinking of you all and our prayers are with you.

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  4. Keith Fewster :

    Dave and family

    My sincere condolences to you and your family in the loss of Arlene.
    It is 53 years since I last saw you and your family in Toronto when we worked together at Gulf Canada. Many happy memories of visiting with you in Cooksville, going up to Lake Huron and especially how you welcomed Mary and me when we arrived in Toronto from Calgary. Mary died in 1991 and my second wife Christine in 2009. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time and I know that the many happy memories will help to sustain you all as you grieve and mourn Arlene’s physical presence.

    Sincerely,

    Keith Fewster

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  5. Jordan Eldridge :

    David & Family,

    Despite only knowing Arlene for a short while, many fond memories come to mind when thinking of her. The Bowman/Newcommon family cookie decoration get-together and frequent family dinners allowed me to get to know the amazing person Arlene really was.

    Our sincerest condolences,

    Jordan Eldridge & Family

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  6. Bill & Dawn Puckett :

    Our thoughts and our prayers are with you and your family

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  7. Greg and Carol Johnston :

    Dave and family,
    Our deepest condolences to all of you. You’re in our thoughts at this difficult time.
    Sincerely,
    Greg and Carol

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