HELEN THERESE BOWMAN The Bowman family sadly announces that Therese, 84, passed away peacefully at Hill House Hospice on Sunday, November 2, 2008 after a brief illness. Therese was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mae Dillon, and the devoted wife of the late William (Bill) Bowman, deceased January 1995. Therese was the beloved mother and mother-in-law of, Paul and Shirley Bowman (Cummings), Judy (Bowman) and Pierre Poirier, Bill and Twila Bowman (McGrath), Mike Bowman and Cora Johnson, Peggy Bowman, Joe and Rose Bowman (Evans) and Eddy Bowman and Jenny Fifield. Grandma and Nana will be dearly missed by her grandchildren, William, Ken, Amanda, Jean-Pierre, Billie, Nikki, Mikey, Keely Anne, Christopher, Camille, Lily, Dillon, Jake and Sonny. Therese was also the proud Great- Grandma of Reese, Avery, Luke, Danni and Avadale. The family will be forever grateful for the kind care given to Therese at York Central Hospital - special thanks to Drs. Tobias and Wong, and during her final days at Hill House Hospice - our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Berger and all the wonderful compassionate staff at Hill House. Funeral arrangements are with Marshall Funeral Home in Richmond Hill. Mom will attend her final Mass at St. Mary Immaculate Church, 10295 Yonge St., Richmond Hill, Ontario on Wednesday, November 5th at 11:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Following the funeral the family invites friends and family to join us for a reception hosted at Paul and Shirley Bowman's home, 49 Whistle Post St., Toronto, Ontario, M4E 3W7. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hill House Hospice in Richmond Hill, Ontario would be appreciated. We will always love you Mum.
Published in Toronto Star on Nov. 4, 2008.