Jack W. D.D.S. Bowie

BOWIE, Jack W. D.D.S.

Passed away June 20, 2005 at the age of 83


It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Jack Bowie, on June 20th, 2005 on Galliano Island, B.C. at the age of 83. He loved spending time by the sea and we are grateful that his final moments were spent sitting on the dock with his family at beautiful

Montague Harbour, laughing and enjoying tales of the past.


Jack is sadly missed by Avril, his wife of 55 years, his children MaryJane, Michael and Brenda, his sons-in law, David and Roy, his grandchildren Stephanie, Scott, Jessica, Jennifer, Michael, Jeffrey, Jodi, Ruth, his great-grandchildren Charlize and Christian, all of his extended family by marriage and his many friends and dental colleagues.


A wonderful husband and father, Jack was a true gentleman, a fine dentist for over 50 years and an avid golfer who, on his home course at Fairwinds, showed occasional flashes of brilliance (or in depth local knowledge). Many years were spent skiing with his children, fishing

along the coast, curling at the Hollyburn Country Club with his friends, enjoying Avril’s outstanding meals and defending his beloved garden against formidible foes, the deer and racoons.


Jack was born in Vancouver and attended University Hill school and then UBC before going on to study dentistry at the University of Toronto. He returned to BC, firstly to Trail where he practised for 6 years and then back to Vancouver eventually settling in West

Vancouver on Clyde Avenue, where he practiced for 33 years, with a weekend office in Horseshoe Bay. He spent time volunteering in the evenings at the outreach clinic in Vancouver and loved the years he spent at Children’s Hospital working on the “kiddies”as he so fondly

called them. After “retirement” Jack went on to practice on a part-time basis in Qualicum Beach before finally hanging up his dental

instruments at the wonderful age of 80.


On Saturday July 2, 2005 from 2-5 pm there will be a celebration of Jack’s life at his home in Fairwinds, Nanoose Bay, 2379 Evanshire Cresent. All are most welcome to attend and join his family in a fond farewell to Jack, a good and kind-hearted soul.