BOWLING, Dorothy Jean (neé Stevens) July 12, 1926 - April 30, 2021 It is with great sadness that our family announces the loss of our cherished mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Born in Toronto, Jean met and married a young sailor on leave, Harold (Heck) Bowling, and moved to Ladner at the end of World War II to begin their lives together. Known for her love of birds and flowers, and for her kind heart, sense of humour, and favourite expressions (such as "self-approval is no recommendation"), Jean was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who possessed a remarkable capacity for always seeing the good in others. She will be missed beyond anything that words can convey, but her example of love and laughter will endure in the hearts of all those she came into contact with. Predeceased by her parents Arthur and Margaret, her husband, Heck, and her thirteen brothers and sisters, and lovingly remembered by her daughter Nola, her sons Rick (Pat), Bruce (Flo), and Tim (Theresa), and by her seven grandchildren (Cheryl, Darren [Lenee], Dale [Pam], Jordin [Shannon], Dashiell, Sadie, and Levi) and seven great-grandchildren (Lauren, Jenna, Brooklyn, Chloe, Logan, Jaden, and Cruz). No service by request. If you wish to honour Jean's life, please put some feed out for the chickadees, make a visit to the bird sanctuary on Westham Island, or give a donation to the Delta Hospital Foundation or The War Amps. The family would like to thank Heather Anderson and the staff at Mountain View Manor for the care Jean received over the past two years. Be at peace, dear heart, Mother Nature has taken you home.
Published in Delta Optimist from May 13 to Jun. 12, 2021.