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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

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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Aug. 10, 2013.
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February 5, 2021
Sad to hear of his passing. I am a long lost cousin of his. I've never met any of that side of the family.
My condolences.
Annalise Bowden
August 12, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with all Bob's family, fellow musicians and friends. I only knew Bob for a short while whilst he was in the hospice but so wanted the benefit concert to happen. He had expressed such a desire to be there for it. You will be there Bob, in spirit.

Love to you all

Sandie (volunteer)
Sandie Young
August 10, 2013
I had the pleasure of having a couple of conversations with Bob - I shop at the Save-On store he used to work in. He was a real sweet man - his passion and knowledge for music was amazing and inspiring. He used to tell me how he would stock the magazine rack with new editions and how often little old ladies were just waiting to grab the new magazines right out of his hands! The store has not been the same without Bob there - he will be very missed.
Carol Ross
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