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Alexander ‘Buddy’ Curtis Bowes

Alexander ‘Buddy’ Curtis Bowes

Passed on: December 8th, 2017

It is with great sorrow that we, the family of Alexander Curtis Bowes, announce his passing at the age of 88. Affectionately referred to by all as ‘Buddy’, he passed away peacefully in the loving care of the Palliative Care nurses at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Friday, December 8, 2017.
Buddy was predeceased by his loving wife, Marion (Urquhart); parents, Robert and Gladys (Walker) Bowes; beloved brother, John Bowes, and sister-in-law, Joan Bowes. Buddy was also predeceased by his loving, later in life companion, Marie Griffins.
Buddy is survived by daughters, Cathy (Rudy) Pace and Adele (Ken) Graham; beloved sisters, Christine Metcalf and Ann Joans; grandchildren, Meghan (Stephen), Sean, Jessica, Kendra, Conor and Robin; great-grandchildren, Kayla, Stephanie, Jesse, Alexandra, Sydney, Grace and Isabella; great-great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Pace, and many cherished nieces and nephews.
Buddy had a wonderful 40 year career as a locomotive conductor with Devco Railway, following in his father’s, as well as other Bowes men’s footsteps. Buddy was a longtime member of Trinity United Church in Whitney Pier and enjoyed many pursuits in his retirement years. He loved travelling, swimming at the polar bear beach, skating, puzzle making and playing cards. Buddy also got great joy out of enjoying home cooked meals prepared by his sister, Chris and daughters, Cathy and Adele. Buddy was a wonderful, kind, quiet and generous man and will be missed by many, including neighbor and friend, Lindsey LeJeune.
Special thanks go to the nurses and doctors in Palliative Care, specifically Dr. Burns and Beth Latham, for the impeccable care provided to Buddy in his final weeks. The family would also like to thank the wonderful VON nurses, meals on wheels program and the fantastic volunteers in Palliative Care. Lastly, his daughters, Cathy and Adele were honored to be his primary caregivers in his last months. We’ll miss you Dad.
Funeral service will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 3 p.m., with Archdeacon Brenda Drake officiating. Cremation has taken place and his ashes are to be spread by family in Buddy’s favorite places.
Memorials may be made to Palliative Care.
Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.


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