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DOWLING, Michael Joseph

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Michael Joseph Dowling.

He was born December 17, 1942 in Vancouver, BC, to John & Rose Dowling.  He was the first born of five siblings: Susan, Brian, Maureen & Kathy.  At a young age, Mike met and fell in love with Iris, who would then become his wife of 60 years.  They were married on September 8, 1962 and soon began to grow their family.  They welcomed three wonderful children: Michael (Chris), Bob, and Brenda (Warren).

Mike chose to follow his father’s footsteps and he joined the Vancouver City Police Department, where he devoted 31 years of service.  In that time, he and his family moved to Ladner, BC, where they lived for 34 years creating lifelong friendships through baseball, golf and the Ladner Legion.  Mike & Iris were blessed to have five granddaughters: Nicole, Michelle (Kevin), Jennifer (Nick), Brittany (Travis), and Shelby (Jamie).  They were blessed again with seven great-grandchildren: Linden, Kaine, Harper, Stephanie, Marlie, Charlie & Beckett.  Mike is also survived by his dear Aunt Teresa.

Mike & Iris moved to Westbank, BC in 2005 where Mike would spend the rest of his life waking up to the sights of Okanagan Lake.

We would like to thank the staff at Hospice House Kelowna, Kelowna General Hospital, Kelowna Renal Centre, and Nurse next door.

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  • Elaine and Jim Arsenault says:

    Thinking of all of you during this time. ❤️

  • Kathleen Madden says:

    I’m so sorry to hear you were a wonderful man. . you maybe out of sight but you will always be i n our hearts. I remember the good times when we were children rip Mike love your cousin Kathleen

  • Desiree Sparrow says:

    To Iris and family, I’m deeply saddened to hear of Mike’s passing but so very grateful to have known him. I have a deep appreciation and respect for Mike because when I was considering a career in policing, Mike agreed to talk to me about his career in the VPD so we met at the Legion and he shared his experiences with me. I’m incredibly thankful he took the time to do that because he had a huge impact on me as I decided to pursue that career and I don’t know if I would have without his encouragement. Mike was so kind to everyone and he touched the lives of many people. I’m so very sorry for the loss of Mike, he was special and will be greatly missed, sending my deepest condolences to the family.

  • Cathy Jordon says:

    To Iris and Family….I’m so sorry for your loss. Mike was such a great man…always had a smile and something nice to say. You will be missed!

    • Mickey Mickey says:

      Dear Iris, it was Sept 1998 at my Dad Pat Dowling funeral that I last saw
      you and the family, except for Brian. I send my love and prayers to you. Love cousin Mickey

  • Glen & Frieda Johnson says:

    Such a difficult time and words cannot express how sad to have lost a loved one. My dear Iris and family, we are so saddened at the loss of such a dear wonderful man. Our condolences and prayers are sent to you all. R.I.P dear Mike.😢

  • Jim & Janice Mitchell says:

    We were so very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. We will remember his sense of humour and the fact that he was always happy!

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