OBITUARY

Douglas Earle Bowerman

17 January, 19308 June, 2021

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Douglas Earle Bowerman on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 in his 92nd year.

He passed peacefully with family at his side at St. Peter’s Hospital. Deeply loved husband of Joan for almost 69 years. Cherished father of Janis (Arthur Cattafi) and Brian (Lori). Proud and devoted Papa of Jeffrey (Jennifer) and Steven (Shannon) Platz, Michael (Sarah) Bowerman and Shannon Bowerman (Victor Burgos). Adoring great grandfather of Hailey, Samantha, Isabella, Brooke, Jade, Tyler, Lillian and Megan (Allister). Predeceased by son-in-law David Lewis. Brother of the late Donald (Joyce) and Eleanor (Joe) Lyons. Brother-in-law of the late Keith Hunter and the late Doreen McEneny. Doug was born January 17, 1930 to Walter and Grace Bowerman in Picton, Ontario. He was the National Service Manager at Hoover Canada and retired after 45 years. Following Retirement at age 65, he enjoyed his second career at Award Limousine for another 21 years, finally retiring at age 89. Doug was a member of the Blackheath Binbrook Lions Club. A Lions member for almost 50 years and he received many prestigious accolades. Doug loved NASCAR racing and was actively involved for many years with stock car racing at Flamboro Speedway. If anyone ever needed anything he was always right there to help without hesitation. He was such an incredible and selfless man and we are so proud and honoured to have had him as our husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to all of the staff at Juravinski and St Peter's (Maplewood Avenue) Hospitals for the excellent care and friendship they gave to Doug during his stay. A Special thanks to Dr Kraeker at Juravinski. Due to COVID-19, all events are restricted to a specified number of attendees. Please RSVP in advance for visitation by calling 905-387-2111. Visitors are required to wear a face covering and practice social distancing. Visitation at Cresmount Funeral Home, 322 Fennell Avenue East, on Friday, June 11, 2021 from 2-5 and 6-9 pm. Private family funeral and interment at Mount Hamilton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Blackheath Binbrook Lions Club, c/o 1416 Stoney Creek Road, Caledonia, ON, N3W 1R2

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  • Visitation

    Friday, 11 June , 2021

  • Visitation

    Friday, 11 June , 2021

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Bob Hodgson

11 June 2021

We were greatly saddened to learn of Doug’s passing. I first met Doug while he was at Hoover many years ago then was delighted to work with him for ten years at Award Limousine where Doug was an outstanding, caring colleague.
Our sincere condolences to Joan and family.
Jane and Bob Hodgson

Holly Rousseau

11 June 2021

Mrs. Bowerman and family,

My sincerest condolences on your loss and thee loss of a truly gentle man. I had the honour and privilege of working with Doug on more funerals than I can count since he joined Dignity Memorial. He and Dennis MacGillvray were my "A Team". Doug was a true gem. I cannot begin to tell you the level of confidence and admiration I had in him. He was a service man through and through and he cared. Truly cared. I have chatted often with him through the years with pleasure and enjoyed working along side of him. He has been missed since his retirement and will continue to be missed and remain part of the legacy of Dignity Memorial here in Niagara and I know in Hamilton and beyond as well.

He was a fine man and I am honoured to have had him in my life.

Holly Rousseau
Funeral Director/Manager
Hulse & English Funeral Home (St. Catharines)
Hetherington & Deans Funeral Home (Niagara Falls)

Marilyn and Chester Lazzarato

10 June 2021

We are saddened to read of Doug’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to Joan and family. We have happy memories of Doug when the four of us travelled together on a Cruise and trips to Vegas before his retirement. He was a true gentleman.

Linda Hatch

10 June 2021

Joan, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I remember how kind and thoughtful you and Doug were with Mum during Tuesday morning bowling, and whenever I drove Mum Doug always had a smile and a hug. He was one of a kind. Take care and God Bless.

Jennifer Rayworth

10 June 2021

All of us at Smith’s are so very sad to hear about Doug’s passing. He was a kind and gentle man…a true gentleman, who will be missed by all of us who had the pleasure of working with him for so many years. Our thoughts are with Joan and the entire Bowerman family as you mourn a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend – someone for whom we all had great respect. Rest peacefully Doug, you will be dearly missed.

Doreen Scott

10 June 2021

My condolences to Joan and family,
Doug was always one of the first to greet me at any occasion, usually with a big smile, a warm hug and a welcoming comment. He had a big heart that he shared with all and this is such a wonderful
tribute to the way he lived his life.

Lynne Lee

10 June 2021

Dear Joan and family
We are so sorry for your loss. Tom had the pleasure of working with Doug at Hoover and I had the pleasure of working with him when he joined Award Limousine. He had such a gentle spirit and will be greatly missed. We are thinking of all of you at this very sad time.
Lynne and Tom

Ken Salisbury

9 June 2021

Worked with Doug at Cresmount an Markey Dermody funeral homes. Always a pleasure to work with. A perfect gentleman in evrry wsy. Rest in peace Doug you have earned it.

Tyler Sumak

9 June 2021

Doug was always a pleasure to work with. A perfect gentleman on every funeral I worked with him on, always. You will be missed, rest easy, my friend.

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