In Memory of Allan Francis Bowes
Passed way peacefully at the Ottawa Hospital on March 27, 2023 with family by his side. Allan was born July 1, 1943 to parents Francis Wilburt and Emily Jean (nee Lambert) Bowes at Belleville Ontario. As his father stayed in the Air Forces after the war, the family lived on military bases across Canada and in Europe. He leaves to mourn his wife of 57 years Leona (nee Mc Gregor); his daughter Christie (Mike Anguish); his son Keith (Sheila Ball); grandchildren Scott, Kevin and Sarah Bowes and Johnethan Anguish. As well his sister Anne (Steve) Meda; brother Bruce (Donna); sisters in law Gloria Schmidt and Leslie (Paul Pilon) Briand; and many nieces and nephews.
Allan served in the RCMP in various Saskatchewan detachments for 6 years and in CPIC for 16 years, retiring in Vancouver in 1984. He then started a civilian career in Network Management at the Post Office in Ottawa and as a consultant at CNG, Conoscenti and ALBA Communications.
Allan had an incredible memory for history, especially related to military battles, vehicles and planes. He had a commercial pilot license and for years flew his plane out of Rockcliff and Arnprior airports.
Friends and family are invited to a memorial service on Friday, April 21, 2023 at 2 p.m. at Orleans United Church, 1111 Orleans Blvd, Orleans ON. A reception and a time of visiting will follow the service. Interment will take place at the RCMP Cemetery at Depot in Regina at a later date.
In memory of Allan, donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada would be greatly appreciated.