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Passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the age of 43.  Survived by his loving wife Katharine of 16 years; son Connor; daughter Megan; his parents Malcolm and Ann; his sister Julie; mother and father-in-law Lynne and Patrick.  A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 21st at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation to support the Kelowna Cancer Centre, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3.  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.”

Saturday, December 21st at 10:00 am

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Service Details

The service for MCGOWAN, Peter is scheduled for Saturday, December 21st at 10:00 am . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Janet berg and family says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, I pray for you to have the strength to go through this. Condolences from my family to yours.

  • Nadean Ostrom says:

    Our condolences to you in this sad time. It was a pleasure to know Peter through our work experiences.

    – from all of us at Pentar Homes – Fred, Neil, Nadean, Krisitin and families

  • DENISE DAWE says:

    Our prayers will be with you all on Saturday, I know you have so many wonderful memories and we will treasure the memories of the time we had with you all last year in Canada and in Vegas xxxxx

  • JEAN STANLEY says:

    Just wish we could be near to your to give you big hugs so please we spend our best ever holiday with you Peter, Connor and Meg our thoughts and prayers are with you, God Bless, Jean and Paul xxxxxx

  • Peter Sullivan says:

    I was deeply saddened of the news of Peter; he was a lovely man. Kath, I know this is a difficult time for you and your family, my condolence to you all.

  • Drew and Marilyn Bryant says:

    Dear Connor, Megan, and Kath,
    We just wish to express our condolences to you. We were surprised to learn of Peter’s death because the last we had heard (a few months ago) was that he had been recovering.
    Drew and Marilyn Bryant
    Sun City, AZ

  • Rich Prys-Jones says:

    It was with deep regret that we learned of Peter’s passing. On behalf of all members of the Vernon Lawn Bowling Club, I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this very sad time.
    Rich Prys-Jones,
    President, Vernon L.B.C.

  • Jane Fambely says:

    Thoughts are with all the family at this very sad time, I have lovely memories of Peter at school and our Treharne days, a genuine lovely man taken far too soon. xxx

  • Doe Evans says:

    So sorry to heard the sad news Kath. Peter was a wonderful person with a ready smile and time for everyone. It was a privilege to have known him. My thoughts are with you, Connor, Megan and all the family.X

  • Rev Phil Dunning says:

    Our love and deep sympathies to you Katherine, Megan and Conner at this time – we are thinking and praying for you all in Cardiff…

  • Sue David says:

    Our thoughts are with you Kath, Connor and Megan, and all of Peter’s family. May you find the strength to come through this together and hold on to all the wonderful memories you have made with Peter. He will never be forgotten. Much love from Sue, Will, Thomas, Phoebe, Gerald and Sonia xxx

  • Sean Sullivan says:

    My deepest and most sincere condolences to Kath and the family. The world has lost a truly special person.I never knew anyone who had a bad word too say about Peter which is a rare thing in this world and the world is a poorer place with his passing. Cardiff Docks will always remember you Pete.

  • maria wade says:

    To Ann Mac Julie and Family.Thinking of you at this sad time,Wonderful memories of peter when he was pageboy at my wedding,also treasured memories of family times together,god bless,R.I.P.Peter.love Maria and family.xx

  • maria wade says:

    To Ann Mac Julie and family.Thinking of you all at this sad time.
    Wonderful memories of Peter when he was pageboy at my wedding,also treasured memories of family times together.God Bless.Peter R.I.P.Maria and family.xx

  • Kerri Visnjak says:

    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Sheila Daly says:

    Dear Kath My heart goes out to you and your family. Peter was a gentleman and he will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him. God Bless xxx

  • Diana Henson says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. May Mr. McGowan’s memory soften your grief and provide you with comfort for the time that you had to spend together.

  • Gaynor Clifford says:

    So very sorry to hear of the tragic loss of Peter. My sincere condolences to Anne, Mac, Julie and the family. God Bless you all. Love from Gaynor & Family xxx

  • Rev Sam & Anne Highway says:

    Sad to hear news of Peter. Remember Cath, Connor, Megan, Lynne & Patrick our thoughts and prayers are with you, especially as you say farewell at the service of love and affection. May you be uplifted by the love of all your family and friends as you remember Peter together. God bless you and be with you. Sam & Anne

  • Martin Kroll says:

    So sorry to hear about Peter. He was instrumental in saving the Kelowna Lawn Bowling Club and I use his map with survey elevations constantly in my efforts to level the green. Hope to see you folks on the green next summer. Martin

    • Kath McGowan says:

      Oh thanks Martin, I will sure miss Peter whilst cheering on the kids next season, but he will be with us in spirit

  • don & marilyn thomas(bethany) says:

    thinking of you at this sad time our prayers are with you

  • Paul Mitchell says:

    My deepest and heartfelt condolences to Kath and all of Peter’s family. It was a privilege and pleasure to have known and worked with Peter. It’s been a while since we were in contact but you are in my thoughts and will be sadly missed.

  • don & marilyn thomas(bethany) says:

    thinking of you at this sad time our prayers and love are with you

  • Gareth Stevens says:

    My deepest condolences to you and your family Kath, Peter was a good friend and colleague and a great dad. This is so sad & untimely but He won’t be forgotten, Love Gareth xx

  • Tom and Gill says:

    We have just watched the Service, and felt we were with you, as we were in Spirit.We were moved listening to what people said. He was clearly well loved, as we know you are.
    May God Bless you all in the weeks and months to come.
    Tom & Gill

  • Caroline Hayvice says:

    You have left a gaping hole in the hearts of so many Peter, it was a pleasure to have known you for most of my life, we’ve shared some good times, you brought Kath into our lives who always made us laugh – you will be sorely missed – I can only echo what many have said, a true gentleman, kind and considerate and a family man – we have lost a good one – sleep tight PJ xxx

  • Diane Driscoll says:

    Am so sorry that I can’t be there , i am thinking of you all . Love and hugs .
    Diane and family . X .

  • Tracy Birkinshaw (Wells) says:

    Thinking of you all at the sad time.
    Love Tracy

  • Vikki Seaward says:

    So, so sorry for your loss Kath, you may not remember me, I came to your fabulous 30th fancy dress party with Helen Lewis. Although I only met you a couple of times, that party is a fun, fab memory, you as Alice in your big white bloomers and Peter as Andy Pandy. Memories are wonderful things, hope that they and the love of your friends and family help you through this difficult time. Xxxx

  • The Earle Family (Rick's family from Ontario) says:

    Our heart felt sympathy goes out to you and your family.May the love of family and friends help you in your time of sorrow.
    Deepest Sympathy
    Andrew & Alice Earle

  • DUNCAN AND JOY HOCKRIDGE (Bethany, Cardiff) says:

    To Katherine,Megan,Conner,Lynne,Patrick and all the family. We are thinking of you all at this time and send you our sincere condolances. Our prayers are with you and hope that the love you find from all your friends will bring you comfort.God Bless to you all.

  • Peter and Anne Jackson says:

    To Kath, Connor, Megan, Patrick, Lynne and all the family. Just to let you all know how much we and many more in Cardiff feel for your grievous loss, all the more so having watched the service. You are all in our prayers.
    Peter and Anne Jackson, Bethany Baptist Church, Rhiwbina, Cardiff.

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