William Leslie Bowman
Passed on November 25, 2022
William Leslie Bowman peacefully went home to be with the Lord on November 25th, 2022. Bill was born May 5, 1938 in Gunton, Manitoba.
Bill leaves to mourn his wife of 50 years, Dorothy, daughters Bonita Kehler (Joel), Leanne Wilton (Tyler) and grandchildren; Tanner, Lucas, Danica and Jonah. Dad also leaves to mourn numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents; Robert and Verlie Bowman, In-laws; Charles and Mary Anderson. Siblings; Joyce, June, Wilda, Illa, Alma, Marge, Raymond and Robert.
Bill was born on the family farm where he lived for almost his entire life. Dad’s passion was farming and welding. He worked full-time as a welder and still found the time and energy to manage the farm. In October 1973, Bill married the love of his life Dorothy where they raised two daughters on the farm. Dad looked forwarded to any time he could spend with his grandkids and passing on priceless knowledge.
Dad was a very friendly person who was able to strike up a conversation with anyone whether he knew them or not. He was always willing to lend a hand and never expected in anything in return. People always enjoyed being in Dad’s presence.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 2:00 pm at the Gunton Greenwood Community Hall in Gunton, Manitoba.
Pallbearers will be Dennis Jahns, Gary Jahns, Tyler Wilton, Joel Kehler, Harold Anderson and Clarence Anderson.
Honorary pallbearers; Audrey Letandre, Stewart Anderson, Gordon McDonnell, Gary Smaldon, Jake Kehler, Andre Levesque, Norman Halchuk, Ward Wilton, Ray Smith, Aaron Charison, Jay Charison, Larry Caplette, Karen Hapalo and Lott Thunder.
We would also like to consider all those who were close to Dad and loved him dearly to consider themselves as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Dad’s name to the Kidney Foundation.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at the Selkirk Dialysis Unit, Dr. Graham and Dr. Demsas. In addition, the family would like to thank all those who dropped in to offer their words of sympathy, support and food. The family will forever hold that in our hearts.
Rest in Peace Uncle Bill. You will be dearly missed.
Kim (Verran ) Thomas
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