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Richard (Dick) W. E. Bowron

March 14, 1931 ~ October 4, 2021 (age 90)


It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Richard (Dick) W. E. Bowron of Calgary who slipped away peacefully at Foothills Hospital on Monday, October 4, 2021, at the age of 90. Dick was born in Biggar Saskatchewan, the second child of Richard and Ada Bowron. Upon graduation from High school in 1949, he began working full-time for the Biggar Independent newspaper. He married Helen (Speltz) of Eston Saskatchewan in 1958 and together they raised 4 children. In 1965 he made a career change to the Department of Transport (Flight Service) which involved being stationed in remote areas such as Dawson City YT, Fort St. John BC, Inuvik NWT, finally culminating his career as Station Manager at Calgary AB. He retired after approximately 27 years of service and enjoyed many wonderful years traveling and spending time with his family.  Dick was a music aficionado, avid reader, crossword enthusiast, builder of endless model railroad designs and wooden aircraft. Dick could whistle any tune, any time, and often did, accompanied with his guitar.  Those that knew him will miss his gentle, quiet spirit, his incredible intellect and dry witty humour, his passion for political debate, and his moral conviction. He will be missed by his surviving family; 3 sisters Jessie (Howie) Dahl, Barbara (Harry) Beirnes, and Shirley (John) Kleinsasser and his children, Lori (Dennis) Thomson, Gregg (Linda) Bowron, Jeff (Lynn) Bowron, and Doug (Jill) Bowron, as well as his 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Dick was predeceased by his wife Helen and his granddaughter Michaila Bowron.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 11:00am at Evan J. Strong Funeral Services. To watch the service, see below. A private family Inurnment will follow at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation.

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 Service Program


Funeral Service
October 7, 2021

11:00 AM

Celebration of Life
October 16, 2021

11:00 AM
Evan J. Strong Funeral Services
5502 2 St SW
Calgary, AB T2H 0G9


Canadian Diabetes Association
204-2323-32nd Avenue NE, Calgary AB T2E 6Z3
Tel: 1-800-226-8464

The Kidney Foundation of Canada - Southern Alberta
6007 1a St SW, Calgary AB T2H 0G5
Tel: 1-403-255-6108

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