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Born: May 05, 1938

Date of Passing: Nov 25, 2022

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William Leslie Bowman peacefully went home to be with the Lord on November 25, 2022. Bill was born May 5, 1938 in Gunton, Manitoba.
Bill leaves to mourn his wife of 50 years, Dorothy; daughters, Bonita Kehler (Joel), Leanne Wilton (Tyler); and grandchildren, Tanner, Lucas, Danica and Jonah. Dad also leaves to mourn numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Verlie Bowman; in-laws, Charles and Mary Anderson; siblings, Joyce, June, Wilda, Illa, Alma, Marge, Raymond and Robert.
Funeral service will be held Friday, December 2, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at the Gunton Greenwood Community Hall in Gunton, Manitoba.
Pallbearers will be Dennis Jahns, Gary Jahns, Tyler Wilton, Joel Kehler, Harold Anderson and Clarence Anderson. Honorary pallbearers, Audrey Letandre, Stewart Anderson, Gordon McDonnell, Gary Smaldon, Jake Kehler, Andre Levesque, Norman Halchuk, Ward Wilton, Ray Smith, Aaron Charison, Jay Charison, Larry Caplette, Karen Hapalo and Lott Thunder. We would also like to consider all those who were close to Dad and loved him dearly to consider themselves as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Dad's name to the Kidney Foundation.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at the Selkirk Dialysis Unit, Dr. Graham and Dr. Demsas. In addition, the family would like to thank all those who dropped in to offer their words of sympathy, support and food. The family will forever hold that in our hearts.

Ken Loehmer Funeral Services

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 29, 2022

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • My deepest sympathy to you (Leanne) and your family. I only had the pleasure of meeting your dad once but I could certainly see where you get a lot of your personality from. Your dad was kind, strong and joked with me for the few minutes we chatted. I know how much you love him and how you have always offered your support to both your parents seem so effortless. You are all in my thoughts and prayers! - Posted by: Jenn Mousseau (Friend) on: Dec 03, 2022

  • I remember Billy since I was young he was always quick with a joke and could fix things fast, remember the visits dad and I had with him, always remembered and never forgotten, rest in peace. - Posted by: Howard Smaldon (Friend ) on: Dec 02, 2022

  • I have only met Bill and Dorthy twice and each time they both made me feel so welcome and part of the family. Bill's death will leave a big hole in the heart of all who had the privilege to know him, that no one else can quite fill. My love and condolences to Dorthy who has so bravely weathered her own physical limitations for so many long lonely months last year. It is my sincere hope that she and her family will be able to find some peace in his memories, and the life they all were privileged to share. With my love. Lane Befus - Posted by: Lane Befus (Friend of Brian Anderson) on: Nov 30, 2022

  • My condolences to Dorothy; Bonnie and Leanne and their families. Bill was a great man. Always working hard. Always kind. No matter what, he would always take the time to stop and chat. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. My heart goes out to you all. - Posted by: Susan Campbell (Friend ) on: Nov 29, 2022

  • I am so very sorry. My heart is heavy for all of you at this time. Much love from my family to yours. - Posted by: Faye Tardiff (Friend) on: Nov 29, 2022

  • My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to Dorothy, Leanne, Tyler, Tanner, Lucas, Bonnie, Joel, Danica & Jonah. Bill was the epitome of kindness and genuine concern for his family and friends. I always had an enjoyable time with our chats/visits, he was the most sincere gentleman and I am honored to have known him. He will be profoundly missed but his warmth and kind spirit will be forever remembered. - Posted by: Elaine Lobreau (Family Friend) on: Nov 29, 2022

  • My condolences Dorothy, Dennis and Garry. Sorry to hear of your loss. It was always a pleasure to chat with Bill. Will always remember our visit a few years ago at Winnipeg Beach. Shirley Jahns Mulvey - Posted by: Shirley Jahns Mulvey (long time ago aquaintence) on: Nov 29, 2022

  • My sincerest deepest sympathy to Dorothy, Bonnie, Leanne and family. I had the wonderful opportunity to have known Bill and Dorothy for over 50 years, having met at Dauphin River, our favorite camping and fishing resort. Bill was one of the most beautiful people, a good friend and remained so all of these years. His presence will be greatly missed. May you find comfort in knowing that Bill is with our Lord and Savior now, not to suffer anymore. I shall never forget him. - Posted by: Joey Lavallee (Family Friend ) on: Nov 29, 2022

  • Bunnie, my sincere condolences. Ron Campbell - Posted by: Ronald Campbell (Family Friend) on: Nov 29, 2022

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