Beverly Wayne Bowles of Souris, Manitoba passed away at Souris Hospital on February 24, 2017. Wayne was born in Souris on November 14, 1938 to Allen and Reita Bowles. Wayne grew up on the family farm in the Riverview School District. He completed his schooling in the Souris School. At a very young age, he exhibited a love of animals and nature. His patience for fixing and rebuilding kept him entertained for hours. Following school, he began working for the McCabe Elevator Company, later UGG, building and repairing elevators across Manitoba and Saskatchewan. His superintendent described Wayne as a young man who very skilled at his craft. While working on the elevators a new school ‘marm’ arrived in the district, 1959. Wayne and Evelyn (Bond) were married in August 19, 1961. Wayne continued to work for UGG until his father passed away in 1964. Turning down a promotion, he decided to return to the family farm so he could spend more time with his young family. He used the skills he learned while working on the elevators to build a home for his family. This farm has been in the Bowles family since 1889. Wayne and Evelyn worked hard to build a successful farming operation. His mechanical skills and patience were great assets enabling him to do his own maintenance and repair work. Due to health issues, Wayne semi-retired in the late 1990’s. He continued to work the home quarter until the last few years. Hunting and fishing were life long passions. The family is grateful to his hunting buddies for enabling him to continue his passion until very recently. Wayne was thrilled to share his love of hunting and fishing with his grandchildren. His beloved golden retriever, Max, was his constant companion on his many scouting trips and patiently waited in the truck at the local coffee shop. Left to mourn are his wife, Evelyn, and two daughters, Diane Sexton and Donna McCausland (Dan); his grandchildren Andrew and Michelle Janz, Jodi and Allison Sexton, Madison and Melissa McCausland; his brother, Douglas Bowles and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Sharon Bowles, son-in-law, Marty Sexton, baby granddaughter, Nicole Sexton and his parents, Allen and Reita Bowles.
A funeral service was held at Souris St. Paul’s United Church on Thursday, March 2, 2017 with internment at Souris Glenwood Cemetery.
Urn bearer was Andrew Janz.
Donations in memory of Wayne Bowles may be made to the Souris Palliative Care Fund c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0.
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Our deepest condolences Evelyn & Familiy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Jeff, Arlene, Keagan, & Tanner Morrison
I am sorry to read of Wayne’s death. His father, I believe, was Allen, and Allen was a son of John, if I have it right, and John was one of my grandfather’s (Manly) brothers. So, our two grandfather’s were brothers. On behalf of the Manly Bowles branch of the family I extend our condolences to Evelyn, and Diane and Donna. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Hugs and love to you Evelyn. This is not an easy time in your life. Rest when you need to, reflect as your heart wishes you to do. There are no words that can ease the pain in your heart.
Take care my friend,
Please know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers. My sincerest condolences for an incredibly great loss. I hope and pray that you will have strength during this time of loss.
Dear Evelyn, Diane, Jodi, Allison, and family,
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family. Steve, Joanne, Bo, and Bailee
We are sorry to hear of your loss. Husbands, Dads and Grandpas play such a big role in our lives, and we know how hard it is without them. But cherish all your good memories, and he will remain a part of you. Thoughts and prayers for you that God gives you strength, once again, to cope with your loss and in time, ease the pain and keep your hearts happy as you move on without him. Hugs to all, and take care of each other. Brian, Cindi, Saige, Brady and Shayli Patrick.
To The Bowles Family,
Sorry to hear of the passing of Wayne. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad and difficult time.
Dean and Donna (Kelesnik)Couvier
Fred and Sharon Kelesnik
Please accept our sincere expression of sympathy in the loss of your loving husband, father, grandfather. May your happy memories help sustain you in the sad days and months ahead.
Sincerely, Brian & Kathie Saunderson.