November 1, 1943 – March 31, 2020
Passed away on March 31, 2020 at Lakeridge hospital in Oshawa, Ontario, at the age of 76, with his daughter by his side. Luther will be dearly missed, as a father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, to so many. Luther is survived by his three children, Junior, Wayne, and Cynthia, of whom he was extremely proud. He was also the adoring grandfather to Amanda, Cian, Chamarre, Lanaya, Alexia, Jayda, Sumaya, Chad Jr. and Karson. Luther was born the second of 15 children to parents, Luther Small and Elaine Bowen, on November 1, 1943 in St. Michael, Barbados. He was raised in Roadview St.Peter, Barbados by his grandparents, Ma and Ta Bowen, whom he loved dearly. Luther immigrated to Canada on September 12, 1967 to be with his sister and second mother Deloris. He arrived just in time to meet his newly born niece Michelle who he had developed a special bond and loved dearly. Luther also loved his baby sister Lisa and her husband, Jermey. He looked forward to spending time with his baby sister every summer, showing her the ropes on the “art” of frying fish.
Luther worked at Rexnord for many years prior to commencing his employment at Ford Electronics in 1986, where he worked until his retirement in 2002. During his employment at Ford, Luther developed many meaningful friendships which he maintained and held dear up until his passing. Luther also truly loved his best friend and sidekick, Charlie, his loyal dog. Luther enjoyed “passing on the legacy” by telling stories of his grandparents and his life in Barbados. He upheld Ma’s teachings and reminisced frequently on hauling pots with Ta.
Luther was most proud of his relationship with the Lord and the work he performed in the name of Jesus with the Children of Zion by his side. Luther’s infectious laugh, witty humor, insightful advice, unshakeable loyalty, strength, compassion and love for life will be dearly missed. Service Details to come. Arrangements entrusted to the OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King street West, (905-721-1234).
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October 30, 2020
Thank you Uncle Lu for all your love, I miss you dearly. #090967
October 16, 2020
7 months has past, I miss you so much. My tears have not stopped; I know you would ask what am I crying for? I miss our talks, our laughter our outings and most of all your wisdom. Life is not the same without you. #090967
August 15, 2020
I miss you Uncle Lu, words can not express what my heart feels. I brought your girl by to see your resting place. Thank you for all the memories you left with us. I love you uncle Lu.
May 27, 2020
Uncle Lu, memories live on in my heart and I am comforted by them; but the tears still flow freely. I miss you so much, I did not get to hold your hand, say a prayer with you and tell you I love you.
Thank you for all the times you shared your wisdom. Your death has brought me in contact with other family members overseas and closer to the ones I knew; your desire will be accomplished.
Rest now until we are reunited through Jesus.
- Michelle (Your Trudy)
April 23, 2020
Thank you for a memorable Christmas. I didn’t know it would be our last. #2020
April 17, 2020
My dear uncle departed this world. He was not only my uncle, he was wise Godly council, he was a man full of wisdom, we was my second dad and my friend. I will miss our conversations about Jesus, I will miss the “Trudy, and did you know...?”, The laughter over Harvey’s burgers with EVERYTHING on it and onion rings. The drives to the butcher shopped getting lost on the way home and calling it the scenic route will never be the same. Oh how I will miss calling you uncle Lu-third. I will miss introducing you to new technology as we video call family overseas, watching Sanford and Son and The Bugs bunny and Road runner show. I will smile at 12:30 and think of you. Thank you uncle Lu for ALL the time you allowed me to care for you with such grace and humility. Thank you for blessing me with your God bless you.” Your words of wisdom will stay engraved in my heart “When someone ask... give don’t judge.” My heart aches, I know I will never hear “ Hello Lieutenant Columbo here” when I call you. My soul rejoices for your soul, rest now, we will meet again. #yourtrudy-bowtoot #1967.
April 11, 2020
Luther Bowen you had left this dimension and journey into realms where you will walks with the Angels of the Almighty god our creator. I had such great pleasure of being a close friend and I surely miss our regular agreement and dis agreement over the phone. I know your soul is in a better place where you can watch over us.
This is the time in our life long journey where we’ know it coming but we are not ready or prepare to begin this next journey but as you always reminder me that you now had a relationship with god therefore I know that you was at this stage in your life where long journey in this world was finish and the journey of life within the next stage where you now can watch over your friends and love ones you had left behind.
Brother Luther, rest in peace and god bless your soul. I miss you and will always remember you because you were and always will be a great friend and spiritual mentor.Miss you
April 8, 2020
I wish I got to see you again before you passed Uncle Luther, but I know I will see you again at the resurrection. At least you will not see the evils that are coming upon this world and this generation. I pray that our family will be comforted in this time, yet serious in the LORD as you often demonstrated. May Jesus Christ lead us all into obedience to His words so we may all be ready for our own departures. May Jesus comfort us in this time of darkness and mourning.
April 8, 2020
I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
April 7, 2020
My sincere condolences on the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Thinking of you, Karla.
April 7, 2020
Oh, Cynthia! I am so, so sorry for your loss. Though, what a beautiful eulogy for your father. I send up my prayers for your father and also that these memories bring comfort to you and all of your family. May God bless you all with peace and comfort. My most sincere condolences. Zel
April 6, 2020
Dear Cynthia, my deepest condolences on the passing of your father. My thoughts are with you and your family during this sad and difficult time.
April 6, 2020
Dear Cynthia, I am so sorry for your loss. I send heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Thinking of you.
April 6, 2020
My deepest sympathies to the entire family. Wishing you strength during this difficult time.
April 4, 2020
Dear Cynthia, you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
April 3, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest and most sincere condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. You are in my thoughts.
April 3, 2020
Dear Cynthia, My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Thinking of you, Yvonne Bernstein