25/11/1930 - 12/01/2023
Obituary For Mel Bowman
November 25, 1930 – January 12, 2023
Mel Bowman passed away peacefully at the Hythe Continuing Care Center at the age of 92 on January 12, 2023, with Maureen and Dennis at his side.
Mel was born November 25, 1930, in Whitewood, SK, as the third of five sons (Kenneth, Gordon, Melvin, Leslie, and Allen) born to Percy and Ella Bowman (Packham). Mel grew up outside of Whitewood on the family farm attending St. Johns School #16. As a young man he worked in lumber camps in BC returning to work on the family farm. He retired from farming in 1975 and worked for the municipality of Silverwood as an equipment operator till his full retirement in 1990.
Throughout his retirement he was able to continue with his music playing the accordion and singing and telling jokes with various groups. Mel loved walking; it was very common to see him out everyday regardless of the weather.
In 2016 Mel relocated to Hythe, AB to be closer to his son and daughter in-law.
Mel is survived by his son Dennis (Maureen), grandchildren Angela (Davis) and Kailee, and great grandchildren Madalyn, Benjamin and Nathan.
Mel was predeceased by his first wife Evelyn Bowman (Kroener) and his second wife Myrita Hutala, as well as his brothers Ken, Gordon, and Leslie.
As per Mel’s wishes there will be no service- he will be laid to rest at a later date.
A heartfelt thank you to the Hythe Continuing Care staff and Dr. Crowe for their compassion and professional care.
Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742 bearcreekfuneral.com
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