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Richard (Dick) W.E. Bowron

March 14, 1931 - October 4, 2021

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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, Alberta, who slipped away peacefully at the 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 travelling 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 who knew him will miss his gentle, quiet spirit, his incredible intellect and dry witty humor, his passion for political debate and his moral conviction. He will be missed by his surviving family; 3 sisters Jesse (Howie) Dahl, Barbara (Harry) Beirness 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 granchildren. 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 with live streaming of the service available through the link below. A private family Inturment will follow at a later date.
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