John William BOWER

Age 93




BOWER, John William November 8, 1924 - December 26, 2017 Passed away peacefully at Credit Valley Hospital at the age of 93, with his family at his side on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. Beloved husband of Nancy for 69 years. Devoted father to John (Janice), Cynthia (Bill), and Barbara (Dean). Cherished grandfather of John III Bower (Karine), Bruce Bower (Robin), Kelly Smith-Bower, Staci Switch (Brad), Alison Lodermeier (Wade), Dale Smith (Christopher), Krista Crawford (Kyle), Sheldon Cosco and great-grandfather of Chloe Bower, Caden Bower, Levi Lodermeier, Harper Switch, William Gravel-Tremblay and Remi Gravel-Tremblay. Dear brother to Anne Batting. A private family service and inurnment will be held at GLEN OAKS FUNERAL HOME AND CEMETERY. A public Service of Remembrance of Johnny's life will be held at a later date. Dates and times will be available online at once finalized. In lieu of flowers, donations to Trillium Health Partners - Credit Valley Hospital or to the Mississauga Humane Society would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at

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God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the Family's...My condolences..

Our deepest sympathy and love from the Sawchuk Family, will alway's be proud to be a part of his career.

Dear Mrs. Bower and family
I wish to express my deepest condolences to your family. When I was a kid growing up in Oakville we all wanted to be Johnny Bower when we played hockey,road or ice. If you played net your were Johnny Bower. Johnny was more than a hockey hero to me. He was the connection between my dad and I. My dad was on the road for most nights of the week but come hockey we were like peas in a pod watching and talking about Johnny's heroics on the ice. We were fortunate to...

I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family for their loss of a talented man. I hope you find comfort in God during this time of sorrow.

Dear Nancy and family it was with great sorrow to hear of Johns passing it has been many years since we have seen you all but John and your family were wonderful mentors to my son Darren Staal for around 10 yrs from 1984 -1994 at Johns goalie school we truly cherish the memories from those years with you all . Say hi to everyone Darren lives in Carleton Place On. and is an electrician and has 4 lovely kids Thinking of you all our deepest condolences Yours Truly Brian,Vicky Staal and Family...

One of the most exciting days of my life!!

I watched the Leafs play in the late 60's with my parents. Right from the get go Johnny Bower was my favourite. About 8 years ago I had my picture taken with him and he signed my Leafs book at Chapters. I always thought of him as a kind man. When I met him in person he surpassed my expectations. I told him he was my favourite in the past, present and future. I meant every word. A gentle soul who had time for everyone. God Bless you Johnny. Condolences to the Bower family. An angel...

Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Bower personally, he did affect me indirectly. I always admired the way he played the game and more importantly the way he conducted himself off the ice. When my wife passed away 10 years ago, my best friend contacted Johnny through Wendel Clark, and told Johnny how I had lost my wife after she had battled cancer for 7 months. One day totally unexpected and envelope arrived in the mail, I opened it up and to my shock was a photo of my...

Johnny was an incredible human being. He was amazing with children but had a gift to relate to everyone. When my daughter Sarah Dell was the 1999 Ambassador for the Easter Seal Society she had the opportunity to get to know him well.....only to become friends. They continued to keep in touch over the years.....treasuring every moment of friendship...Johnny gave so much to many many charities that support children & youth with physical disabilities and for that we were always truly...