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BOWEN, Melvin Dale  

September 20, 1936 – April 11, 2022 

 It is with great sadness, and much love, the family announces that on Monday, April 11, 2022, following a brief illness, the final flame of Mel’s life was extinguished. Mel leaves to mourn his passing, his patient wife of 64 years, Vera Bowen, daughters Brenda (Glenn) Burton and Lynn (Dennis) Johnston, son Larry (Laraine) Bowen, eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren, brothers Ted (Debbie), and Glen as well as numerous nephews and nieces. With his passing, Mel reunites with his parents, Marion and Edgie Bowen, sisters Georgina Baxter-Gilmour, Ruth Bowen-Redman, and Shirley Johnston. A private family service will be held at the Airdrie Cemetery, following which, friends are invited to join the family for a Celebration of Life at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at the home of Mel and Vera. If so desired, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Suite 100, 119 – 14 Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 or to the charity of one’s choice. The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Rehill, Hilda Franks and the kind, compassionate staff at the Didsbury Hospital. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at


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