Robert BOWDEN August 5, 1954 - August 6, 2013 Bob passed away peacefully at the North Shore Hospice with family at his side after a lengthy battle with cancer. He is survived by his son Dominic of North Vancouver, his sister Sharon Calder along with her husband and Bob's friend Roy Calder of White Rock, his niece Andrea McVey with her husband Iain and children James and Emily of Coquitlam and his friend Luzia (Dominic's mother) from North Vancouver. He will also be sadly missed by the many musicians in his life and his coworkers at Save on Foods.
Bob was born in Vancouver, BC to Robert and Charlotte Bowden. His life-long love for music started at an early age and his family and friends will always remember the drum set and guitars set up in his parent's basement and the frequent jam sessions. He was also an active DJ and musician, bringing his music to many venues and events. There will be no funeral service as Bob's wish was that a benefit concert for the North Shore Hospice be held in remembrance of his name. It will take place Tuesday, August 13th at 7 p.m. Musicians and friends from across the Lower Mainland will gather at the Valley Church, 1160 East 29th street North Vancouver to help make his wish come true. Let the music play on.....for Bob. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the North Shore Hospice Society
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Aug. 10, 2013.