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It is with great sadness that Lynn (Colin Webster) and James (Amanda Stacey) announce the passing of their dear father, William Bowler on November 7, 2013 at the age of 92. Beloved husband of 67 years to the late Irene Bowler. Cherished and very special grandfather to Brett, Gillian and Abigail. He will be missed by sister-in-law Marie Kirby as well as his extended family. Predeceased by sisters Betty, Kathleen and Ruth. Bill was a proud employee of the CNR Research Centre for over 40 years participating in numerous research and design projects including the "Test Car". Bill also bravely served in the Royal Canadian Navy as a Chief Petty Officer during World War II primarily on the HMCS Huron. The family would also like to thank Stonehaven Manor for their support and care. A chapel service and interment will be held at Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Nov. 9, 2013