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BOWLES, Jean Lily

BOWLES, Jean Lily

Jean Lily Bowles passed away in Penticton, BC on Friday, November 24, 2017. She was 78-years-old.

Jean was the middle child of 3 siblings; she was born on March 9, 1939 in New Westminster BC. In 1956 Jean married her husband of 50 years; Lyman Bowles. They raised 3 children while living in Surrey and moved to Williams Lake in 1977 where they resided before retiring in Princeton BC in 2003.

Jean always honored our military service men and women by serving the local Legion Branch where she resided. She held varying positions at Whalley Legion Branch No. 229, Williams Lake Legion Branch No. 139, and Princeton Legion Branch No.56.

Mom will be sorely missed and never forgotten. She is survived by her 3 children. Daughter Bernadine Franchuk, sons David (Cheryl) Bowles, and Dan (Dee) Bowles. 6 grandchildren; Jen (Eli), Tom (Lindsey), Sarah (Brad), Chantelle, Cody (Jo), and Kailey (Anthony). 7 great grandchildren; Nirvana, Logan, Knox, Delilah, Nash, Ramsay, and Aiden. Her companion for the last 8 years, Wayne Cummings, brother Harry Holm, sister May Furlan, sister in-law Jean Winquist, brother in-law Bob Richardson, as well as many nieces and nephews. Jean was predeceased by her parents Leata and Hilding (Gus) Holm and her husband Lyman.

A celebration of Jean's life will be held at the Princeton Legion hall Friday Dec. 15, 2017 at 2:00 PM. No flowers please.

Heartfelt gratitude to all the medical practitioners and support staff on SP3 at Penticton Regional Hospital and Penticton Moog Hospice.


Condolence Messages
  • Dec 05, 2017
    Dan, Dave and Bernie,
    So sorry to hear about your mom. She was always so positive and such an inspiration. I have many fond memories of Auntie Jean.
    Sonya
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