REGINALD ERNEST BOWYER Born Forest Gate, London, England, died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday morning, December 24, 2011 at York Central Hospital. Beloved husband of Phyllis Rosalie for 67 years and loving father to Christopher John Bowyer, Robin Andrew Bowyer, Sheri Elizabeth Anne Bowyer. Reginald served 5 years during WWII as a first Captain Flying Officer and flying instructor in the Royal Air Force. Met Phyllis Rosalie in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force and married in 1944. They left England to start a new life in Canada. Reginald was a partner of WT&B Advertising, a Toronto Ad Agency for over 30 years. Reg had a very exciting life and pursued his passion for flying as a pilot and a model airplane enthusiast. He will be greatly missed by his family: Chris and Mary Lou Bowyer, children Jayme Coutt (and husband Josh), Jennifer and Emma, grandsons Owen and Aiden. Robin and Anne Bowyer, children Christian, Mackenzie and Harrison. Michael and Sheri Wright, children Wesley, Brayden and Denver. He will also be missed by many friends and relatives in the U.K. and Canada. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home-Vaughan Chapel, 8088 Yonge Street (south of Hwy. 7), on Monday, January 2, 2012 from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Tuesday, January 3rd at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Flowers may be sent to the funeral home. Donations may be made to the York Central Hospital that cared for him during the last weeks of his life. Online condolences may be made at www.jerrettfuneralhomes.com We will all miss Reg's charm and great sense of humor.
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Published in the Toronto Star on Dec. 29, 2011