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BOWERS, Clarence Freeman (John)

Went to be with the Lord suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday, August 12th 2016. Survived by his loving wife Gwen; daughters Laura Bowers (Brad Degen), Roberta Lynn Shaw (Derek), Carrie Ann Bowers and Nicole Louise Bowers all of Kelowna; sons Bob Bowers (Marla) of Chilliwack and Jay Roth (Jessica) of Edmonton; 7 grandchildren John and Chantel Bowers, Keegan and Caleb Shaw, and Matthew, Dustin and Brandon Bowers; numerous brothers and sisters, his many nieces and nephews and his extended family in Newfoundland. Predeceased by his son John Jr., brother Terry and sister Dorothy.  Clarence served with the Canadian Armed Forces for 25 years as a paratrooper.  He had been to several different countries during his service and had many great stories to tell.  He loved playing his guitar and loved a variety of music.  Clarence enjoyed fishing with his daughter and son in the summer and in the winter he was an avid hockey fan, “Go Detroit Red Wings.”  He was a family man who would do anything for you, who also had his faith and church for extra support.  His very infectious smile and warm snug hugs will be sorely missed. A Funeral Service will be held at Windsor Pentecostal Church in Grand Falls, Newfoundland. Service date and time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

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Windsor Pentecostal Church

97 King Street Grand Falls, Newfoundland


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  • Shirley Bowers Carey says:

    I was so sad to hear of my brothers passing. I will always remember his sense of humour and funny smiles. He will be missed by all of our family. Rest in peace Clar.

  • joyce and gino gaudio says:

    So sad to hear of Clar’s passing. We were far apart in distance but never far apart in our heart and thoughts. We will miss him greatly. Rest in peace,Clar

  • Laura Edith Bowers says:

    Saddened and grieved by my brothers passing. He was a special and I hope to meet you in heaven on that glorious day. Love you always. Sis

  • Bob Dolman says:


    Gail and I are so saddened to hear of Clarence’s passing. Such mixed emotions when someone you care about leaves this scene and yet enters into glory and the presence of His Lord and Saviour. So many great memories playing music with Clarence in Edmonton. His musical ability was amazing and I so appreciated it when he would come with me to entertain at senior’s centers and care facilities. Perhaps someday when I join him in heaven he will finally be able to teach me some of those fabulous songs he could play so well and which I could never quite grasp. We are praying for you and trust that God will give you and all of Clarence’s family strength and peace in this time of such intentsified emotional stress. God’s riches blessing on you. Love in the Lord, Bob and Gail.

    • Gwen says:

      Thank-you for your prayers. One day your life is going great and the next day it is turned upside down in the blink of an eye . It was our anniversary on Sunday. He will be missed

  • Lynn Tribe says:

    We enjoyed clarence and his guitar at our fiddlers jam night. He always tried to learn the chords and had a great sense of humour. Wish we knew him longer.

  • Philip Broten says:

    My deepest sympathies to Gwen and family from a Kelowna Old Time Fiddlers bass player who enjoyed my very short musical time together with Clarence.

  • Leo McCarthy says:

    I always knew him as Johnny Bower /He was one of our Air Borne Brothers I got to Know from our Days with Airborne Edmonton 1968 /He Lived Kitty Corner from me in PMQs Edmonton /We both worked at CFPMD as Packer Riggers since 1974 and Drank a Few Beer together many times with Airborne Reunions /When Johnny left the Military moved down to BC /Next time I seen him was at Sobeys he was covered with Paint form the Job he was doing /Told ne he was working Laying Carpets as his Brother in Laws Helper in Revelstroke BC but he was asked to leave by Job Site Foreman because he didn’t have a Union Card /I told Johnny they were hiring at Grim Shaw Trucking( where we both worked part time before going to work for Canadian Freightways 1974)Last saw Johnny at Edmonton Airborne Reunion before he Left to go back to the Rock /We all remember Johnny big Smile as Happy Go Lucky Guy made Friends with Everybody that met and New Him I will miss him Like all his Airborne Brothers RIP Johnny Have a Good one Buddy Leo

  • Barry Chamberlain says:

    My Thoughts and Prayers are with John family and his family at this said time. I served with John in the Canadian Airborne from July 68 to Dec 71. He was quite the guy, always had a lot of stories, and songs. Till we meet again. Rest in Peace.

  • Claude Blais says:

    My sincere condolences to to the family , my thoughts and prayers are with you. I served with Clarence at CFPMD, from 1974 until he left, and always knew him as Johnny until today. May you rest in peace in the arms of Jesus, and hopefully, we will meet again one day.

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