In Memory of

Alan Bowers


A casual outdoor, backyard gathering will be held at the family home on Sunday, July 5th, 2020 from 3pm - 5pm in Tottenham. 


Bowers: Alan Vincent,
It is with profound sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Alan on June 12, 2020, in his 79th year. His beloved wife of 55 years, Jean, was by his side in his final moments. Loving father to his son, Richard, his daughter, Joanne, son-in-law, Chuck and cherished Grandpa to his 2 grandsons, Matthew and Ben. Alan will be greatly missed by his close family, his extended family in England and his many friends near and far. He will be remembered as a Grandpa with unlimited energy, humour and enthusiasm for his Grandsons, who were his pride and joy, as a Dad whose love and warmth was limitless and as a husband whose love and devotion to his wife Jean was endless. Alan began and ended each day of his life the same way, with his lovely smile, feeling happy and content. His gentle demeanour and kindness will never be forgotten by those fortunate enough to have met him. Not a day will pass where we will not be thankful to have known such an extraordinarily wonderful man who will continue to live in our hearts forever.

Please join us to celebrate the life of Alan Bowers.
A casual outdoor, backyard gathering will be held at the family home on Sunday, July 5th, 2020 from 3pm – 5pm in Tottenham.   All are welcome.  Please feel free to share this post.  ***Due to Covid 19 restrictions, we will be adhering to social distancing.***   While we appreciate the kind thoughts, we ask for no flowers or gifts.   For Alan’s family, written tributes and condolences may be left in the tribute section below on the funeral home website.

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Memorial Tribute

“Alan Bowers”
  1. Paul and Eva England wrote:

    Dear Jean and family

    Our deepest condolences to you and family on the passing of Alan.
    He will always be remembered as a special person we are so proud to have called a good friend.

    Sincerely, Paul, Eva and family

  2. Tom and June Cuthbertson wrote:

    Alan was our dear friend, our sadness is overwhelming, Alan we will miss you, you where always quick to smile and have a laugh, oh how we will cherish those memories, We send our Love and prayers to Jean and daughter Joanne and Family.God Bless you All, Love Tom and June

  3. Ralph and Chris Brown wrote:

    Alan and Jean have been part of our lives for many years. We’re going to miss his infectious laugh, his interest in everything no matter what. We’ll miss teasing him about wearing his shorts all winter long. He was so competitive, even with our games of Sequence. We’ll still hear his laugh, hopefully that will bring some comfort to all of us.

  4. Rod and Val Perrin wrote:

    Alan, was one of a kind, a real gem, someone you meet once in a lifetime. The world will be a lesser place without him.

    So sorry for your loss….

    Rod & ValXX

  5. TERESA MAH wrote:

    Allan is a kind person, no matter what the outcome, he always carry a big smile on his face. A wonderful husband and a great double partner in Table Tennis, we shall miss all the good memory with him, with our deepest condolences to his family, may you rest in peace, Allan.

  6. Howard Shiu wrote:

    So sorry to hear this sad news. I was hoping & praying that he would recover.
    I will miss playing with him, hearing that particular sound his old school bats makes. Fond memories of a spectacular win we had at NTTC.
    Also greatly appreciated him play mother, in making a good cuppa tea at Tony’s for me. He always had a kind and gentle demeanour about him.
    Condolences to the family.

  7. Dawn Cuthbertson-Schulze wrote:

    I was flooded with both, profound sadness and wonderful childhood memories of Fallingdale Crescent when I heard of Mr Bowers’ passing. Alan, as he asked me to call him, laughed easier than anyone I’ve ever known. He was very kind and gentle and I will always remember him with a smile on his face. He was a great man and I feel that we are all better people for having known him. Thinking of you Jean, Richard and Joanne. This is a terrible loss.

  8. Pritch See wrote:

    I am very very sad to hear about the news. Alan is such a wonderful person to be around. So humble and very respectful, and always so positive. I am very glad to have known him and will miss him very much. He will be missed by TTTC friends for his unique corner ball placement.
    My sincere condolences to all his family.

  9. Mel and Sharron Fesiuk wrote:

    We are deeply saddened by Alan’s passing. He was such a nice man, always smiling, and a great friend for 25 years. We will miss him terribly. Love and kind thoughts to Jean and family. xoxo

  10. Leslie (England) Rowland wrote:

    So very sorry to hear this sad news about Alan. What a lovely man and I can sill remember that smile and his happy voice even though it has been years since I’ve heard it.
    Thinking of you, Jean, Joanne and Richard and sending love.

  11. Lou and Bonnie Marshall wrote:

    We really enjoyed playing plckle ball with Allan . He was such a great sporting fella.We hit it off well since we both drove “Venzas” And often talked about the cars and Florida .since we often went to Fla and he was interested, we spoke often aboutFl.We will miss him a lot . RIP. The Marshalls(Lou and Bonnie)

  12. Lorne and Carolyn wrote:

    We will always remember Alan for his laughter,his enjoyment of life and his love for his family. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Jean and your family. Love Carolyn and Lorne

  13. Sheila Nelson wrote:

    Alan was a delight. I will miss his lovely face at pickleball.

  14. TAI-CHUL wrote:

    Many many wonderful memories even if only known him for no more than two years, he inspires many people to play Table Tennis by way his enjoying the game,his genuine personality and character of kind,gentle with wonderful smile made many people happy,will miss him a lot. Condolence to his family

  15. George Woolley wrote:

    Alan and Jean have long been supportive members of the Probus Club of Aurora (retired professional and business people) I always had a warm welcome and a good laugh with Alan and Jean when we met at our monthly meetings. My heart goes out to Jean in her sudden loss. George Woolley. Toronto.

  16. Peter and Maureen Smeaton wrote:

    We are very sorry to hear this sad news. Alan was a lovely man. We were always pleased when he and Jean were able to join our card parties. He will be missed. We send our deepest sympathy to Jean and family.

  17. William Truong wrote:

    Allan had been one of the most active member of Newmarket Table Tennis Club. A wonderful partner in the double games. We all miss you.

  18. Arthur & Doreen Beecroft wrote:

    Alan was my oldest and best friend we met at a youth club were confirmed together and were each other’s best man at our weddings when we were both blessed by picking the women we would spend the rest of our lives with. Distance kept us apart but when we met it was the same old Alan a truly wonderful and perfect friend. We will miss him

  19. Pat donald wrote:

    I’ve not known Alan long met him a couple of times ,he always had a smile on his face He’s got his angel wings now he’s at peace xx

  20. Jeff Wong wrote:

    My condolences to the family.
    I remember Allan always with a smile. He is a good doubles partner to have; always smiling, cheering others and good sportsmanship.

  21. Rosemary Janusch wrote:

    Very sad to hear of Alan’s passing. He was such a pleasant and kind man who I met at pickleball. He will be missed. My condolences to his family.

  22. Warwick Perrin wrote:

    I was so sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. I will always have found memories of him teaching me calligraphy, and of him, Jean, Richard and Joanne being our first friends in Canada.
    Deepest condolences.

  23. Edwina Van Otterdyk wrote:

    Rudi and I were saddened to learn of Alan’s passing on June 12.

    It was a privilege to know this kind gentleman and to have enjoyed games of table tennis with him.

    Our condolences to Jean and family.

    Edwina and Rudi Van Otterdyk

  24. Edwina and Rudi Van Otterdyk wrote:

    Rudi and I were saddened to learn of Alan’s passing on June 12. It was a privilege to know such a kind gentleman. We enjoyed playing table tennis with him. Our sincere condolences to Jean and family.

  25. Elaine Grifoni wrote:

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

    Nick & Elaine Grifoni

  26. Tracy Cuthbertson-Barry wrote:

    My family was so sad hearing the news of Alan’s passing. Alan was such a kind soul and always there for those who needed him. He was so caring, kind, and just a good person who would do anything for you. Jean, Richard and Joanne (and family) I am so sorry for your loss – we are all thinking of you during this time.
    Love Tracy, Steve, Brandon, Brooke and Jessica.

  27. Larry and Carol wrote:

    Saddened by such a great loss. His smile, laughter and gentleness will always be remembered. Love to you Jean and your family.

  28. Jack Van Ry wrote:

    Saddened to hear of loss of Allan,our thoughts and prayers are with you Jean and family

  29. Doug & Anne Coombs wrote:

    His smiling face will be missed at pickleball. It was a pleasure to know him. He will be missed.

  30. Yvonne Butcher wrote:

    My dear Jean and family,
    I am truly saddened to learn of Alan’s passing.

    A kind, generous, down to earth character both full of life and vitality.

    It was always easy to crack an English saying or gesture with both Alan and Jean when we would meet.

    Together they always left you feeling that we were meant to meet and share laughter on any given day.

    May you rest with the angels and the lord holding you tightly Alan.

    Deepest love.


  31. Yvonne Butcher wrote:

    My Dear Jean and Family:

    It is with upmost sorrow that I learnt of Alan’s passing.

    He was always the upmost gentleman with his smile, laughter and ease of conversation.

    When I would bump into Alan and Jean it was easy to share our English humour and banter. I always felt it was brilliant when we got to chat and felt so happy that we had on any given day.

    You could feel their close bond and relationship with one another. How special.

    My fondest love.

    Yvonne xx

  32. Pat and Pete wrote:

    Lots of wonderful memories of times spent together over the passed 60 odd years.
    Rest in peace Alan, you will be sadly missed by us all.
    Deepest sympathy to Jean and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time.
    All our love Pat and Pete

  33. Zoe Furness wrote:

    It was such a shock to hear of the sudden passing of ‘Uncle Alan’. He will be truly missed and my heart goes out to all of the family at this difficult time. I have so many fond memories that I will cherish forever, but it is such a shame I couldnt see his smiley face and hear his amazing laugh once more.
    He will be truly missed!
    All my love, Zoe

  34. Mike Walker wrote:

    Alan was my brother-in-law and will surely be missed by myself and all who had the privilege of knowing him. He was a kind and gentle man, but with me living in the UK, it meant that we didn’t get together very often but when we did, we enjoyed each other’s company and he would even laugh at my daft jokes. As everyone knows, Alan was something of a laughaholic whose infectious laughter would brighten everybody’s day. Goodbye my friend.

  35. David Furness wrote:

    I have so many fond memories of ‘Uncle Alan’ He had such a kind, warm, energy about him, I cant recall a memory where he wasn’t laughing and smiling.

    I will always be grateful of the times we got to spend together. Whilst his death was sudden and shocking, he leaves behind an amazing legacy of positively impacting those who were fortunate enough to know him.

    Love forever and always,

    Dave xx

  36. Lynne, Gary and Barbara wrote:

    Alan was a thoroughly loved brother to Barbara and an uncle to Lynne.

    Whilst the sudden passing of Alan has been incredibly sad for the whole family, the one thing that has made it easier is the wonderful memories we all have.

    When Alan and his family came to Manchester in 2017 and reunited with his brother and sister. As well as all of the holidays to Canada to spend time with him and the rest of the family. We will always remember these moments and the times we shared together.

    All of our love xx

  37. Tony wrote:

    I met Alan just 6 years ago when I joined the Newmarket TT club and he was one of the first players to greet me and he indicated he too lived in Tottenham. He was an extremely friendly and happy fellow and we hit it off immediately. From that point onwards, we shared a car ride (one week I drove, the following week he drove) to Newmarket to play TT. During those many hours in the car we discussed just about any topic – ranging from news of the day to our lives. During those trips he often spoke with pride about how well his grandchildren were doing in sports. On our trips back to Tottenham he would always send a quick message (more of a code) to Jean on his “old” flip phone to let her know that he was on his way home. If he forgot to do so, he would pull off the road to send the text message.
    When I formed my own home base TT club, Alan was the first to say that he would show up on Sundays to play. Alan did not care if he won or lost. He just loved playing the game but his infectious smile would broaden when he made a winning shot. His love for table tennis also applied to his love of pickle ball. Alan introduced me to pickle ball and, as he predicted, I loved it. He was the kind of friend that you can always depend on to help when needed and when my car battery died (on several occasions), he was the first person I called. He was liked by everybody and I was happy and honoured to have had him as a friend.

  38. Jean and Geoff wrote:

    What can be said about Allan that hasn’t already been said in all the preceding tributes. Kind, friendly, happy, gentle,funny, caring,loyal, helpful etcetera, etcetera.
    In the almost 60 years that we have been privileged to call Allan a friend we have never heard an angry word or disparaging remark. He was a special person who married an equally special lady. Our thoughts go out to you Jean at this sad time, and we wish we could put into words how to express our sorrow.
    With our love,
    Jean and Geoff.

  39. Heather & Brian Bergin, Joe Shaw wrote:

    We are so very sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. Our thoughts go out to Jean and family.

  40. Susan Pratt wrote:

    Jean and family my deepest condolences to you all. Alan always greeted you with a beautiful smile. Such a gentle soul.
    You could see the deep and abiding love he had for Jean. I will remember you all in my thoughts and prayers.
    RIP Alan.

  41. Rosalyn & George Gonsalves wrote:

    Sincere condolences to Jean and her family.
    We did not know Alan very well, but remember fondly our Aurora Probus outings with him to the Aga Khan Museum and McMichael Gallery.
    Thinking of you at this sad time.

  42. Joan and Bill Dies wrote:

    We are so sad to hear of Alan’s passing. We have known Alan for many years as an active member of Aurora Probus Club. It was always a pleasure to spend time with him at social events and meetings. He was a wonderful person who will be missed by so many people. Our though are with Jean and family members at this time.

  43. Glen & Irene Langford wrote:

    Dear Jean:
    Irene and I were shocked to learn of Alan’s sudden passing.Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family wishing you strength to see you through the days and nights ahead. Many’s the cheerful conversation with you and Alan at our Probus meetings. I trust you will let us know the Funeral arrangements because Irene and I will definitely want to be there to support and hopefully encourage you.

  44. Sue & Nick Della Posta wrote:

    Our sincere condolences to Mrs.Bowers, Richard and to my sister-in-law Joanne, Chuck, Matthew and Ben. It is with heartfelt sadness that we feel for you for your loss. Although I did not know Alan personally my recollection of him was one of true genuine kindness. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  45. Carroll Graham wrote:

    My sincere condolences Jean to you and your family. Alan was.such a special person with a delightful sense of humour. I enjoyed our card games at Probus and how much fun we had teasing you about paying attention to the game. May you find some peace in remembering the many happy times you shared. Hugs,

  46. Eileen and Steven Merkley wrote:

    Dear Jean and family: Steven and I were so saddened to hear of Alan’s sudden passing. We have spent many, many wonderful hours playing table tennis together at the Newmarket Table Tennis Club. He so enjoyed this sport and was a very competitive player! We will never forget his laughter and wonderful smile. We also had many wonderful conversations when we were sitting around, waiting for our turn to play. Our Table Tennis Club will not be the same without you, Alan. Rest in peace dear friend. So happy to have met you Jean,several times at the annual table tennis banquet.
    Eileen and Steven Merkley

  47. Evelyne Bowers wrote:

    Dear Jean and Family,

    I am so saddened and shocked by the unexpected passing of Alan, the dear brother of my husband, David who, himself, passed away not even a month ago. The loss of Alan must be particularly difficult for you and your family, given the circumstances in which it happened. I am so sorry that you had to go through that. Nonetheless, I find some comfort in thinking that they will both be reunited.

    I shall remember Alan for his gentleness and cheerfulness both of which typified his personality and I regret that David and I had not been able to meet more often with him, Jean and the family.

    With my deep and sincere condolences to you, Jean, and your family.

    With much love to all,


  48. marion baggett wrote:

    to Jean and family.So sorry to hear about Alan.Always enjoye our chats at Probus.A lovely man.
    My condolences and love to you and your family.
    Marion Baggett

  49. Eileen Jones wrote:

    So very sorry to hear of Allen’s passing,. And you are iN my prayers and thoughts at this very sad time for you and Your family dear Jean.warm Regards Eileen Jones

  50. Eileen Jones wrote:

    Dear Jean, so sorry to hear of Allen’s passing, you are in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad time for you and your family. Warm regards Eileen. Jones

  51. Nic and Gabi wrote:

    Dear Jean,we extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family.We were so very sad to hear this news. Allan was such a lovely man and had such a great sense of humor. Nic and I are so happy that we met you both and got to share so many laughs at the card games.

  52. Maria Toth, Krissy and Kim wrote:

    We are so saddened by the news of Alan’s sudden passing. May all your happy memories help guide you through this difficult time. Our deepest condolences. May he rest in peace.

  53. Angela Bender wrote:

    Dear Jean
    We are so sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. We wish you and your family our sincere condolences.
    Warm regards Malcolm and Angela

  54. maria deros wrote:

    It has been our great privilege to have had Alan as a neighbour and most of all as a friend for these last 21 years. He was the kindest, gentlest man – a true gentleman. We will miss him greatly but will never forget him. May God welcome him with open arms!! Alan was truly one of “the good ones”,

    Love the DeRos family,

    Walter, maria julian & patrick

  55. Jan wrote:

    Oh dear such sad news.I will dearly miss my pickle ball buddy. We are so sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. We wish you and your family our sincere condolences. Jan and Kevin

  56. Nancy Eagan wrote:

    Dear Jean and Family,
    I was deeply sadden to hear of Alan’s passing. He warm smile and kindness will be greatly missed at the front desk of the community center. My sincere condolences. Nancy

  57. Gary Laakso wrote:

    Dear Jean and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. He was such a pleasant and classy guy! He will be missed! My condolences, Gary.

  58. Pat and Chris Heard wrote:

    We were both deeply saddened by Alan’s passing. We were always struck by his sincerity, patience and good natured competiveness.Alan always seemed entirely happy with the life and family he was blessed with.
    We will both miss his smiles and quiet humour.

  59. Brian Walsh wrote:

    Dear Jean and Family, our thoughts are with. Brian & Janice Walsh

  60. Jim Nopper wrote:

    I had the pleasure of meeting Alan through our Pickle ball group in Tottenham.
    Now there was a true gentleman, the kind of person that this world really needs more of. How could you not like his smile and easy going attitude?
    I admired him very much in the short time that I knew him.

    Rest in Peace Alan. Jim.

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