September 10, 1916 – July 2, 2012
BOWER, Russell Edwin; Passed away peacefully at the age of 95 in the early afternoon of July 2nd at Langley Memorial Hospital. Predeceased by his beloved wife Violet, and sisters Jessie, Ida and Chloris. Survived by children Barbara, Jim, Margaret and David, grandson Jeremy, sister Olive, and many relatives and friends. Russell was born on September 10th, 1916 and was raised in the prairie town of Veteran, Alberta. He served in the navy during WWII aboard the HMCS Edmunston and at the naval base in Esquimalt. He married Violet on February 14th, 1943 and after the war they eventually moved to North Burnaby, which was home to the family for many years and where Russ enjoyed a long career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Vancouver. After retirement Russ and Vi moved to Langley in 1980. Following the loss of Violet in 2006, he continued a healthy, active and independent life for his remaining years. He was loved by all who knew him and will be dearly missed. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 17th at 2:00 pm at Henderson's Langley Funeral Home, 20786 Fraser Hwy, Langley. In lieu of flowers, donations to Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.
Condolences may be left at www.hendersonslangleyfunerals.com
Service of Remembrance
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
July 17, 2012
To the Bower Family;
It was our privelege to know your father over the many years of working together to support David. Our thoughts are with your family at this difficult time. From the managers and support staff of Thompson Services.
July 17, 2012
Dear Barbara, Jim, Margaret, David & family,
May your day be made easier with all the wonderful memories of Russell. My father, Bert Anderson, has told us many stories of growing up on the farm next door to the Bower family. In the online gallery there is a picture of them at about the ages of 6 or 7 years old. Time certainly has passed too quickly. Russell always reminded Bert that he was six months older, an inside joke between the two.
Our heartfelt condolences to each of you and a special hug for Olive from Bert.
Arden Anderson Norvold (daughter)
Henry & Michelle Pedersen
July 13, 2012
Our thoughts are with you and your family.