William Clifford Bowles
April 29, 1937 – August 27, 2016
Cliff passed in peace after a brave battle with complex health issues. He is survived by his wife, Nell; son, Robert (Janet); daughters, Pearl, Leonea, Joy, and Gaye (Brian); step-children, Shelly, Milynne (Fred), Donna (Ken), and Lance; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Cliff also had a huge extended family and many friends.
Whether a husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, pops, grandpa, in-law, out-law, step, acquaintance, or best friend, he was first and foremost a heavy duty mechanic who had a special talent for making forestry and road-building equipment rumble. His work took him around the world from the Lower Mainland, Sunshine Coast, Vancouver Island, and BC Interior to Southeast Asia. His sports were salmon-fishing, boating, and camping.
Big thanks to the kind staff at Trillium Lodge Hospice in Parksville and the Vancouver Island medical professionals who cared for him during his illness.
At his request, there will be no service. Those wishing to honour Cliff may do so by making a donation in his memory to a charity that supports research for diabetes, blood cancer, or heart disease.
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YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM
(250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.