Gerald “Jerry” Robert Bowes was born in Hardisty, AB, on August 19, 1938, son of Wilbert and Wilma Bowes.
He attended Macklin High School in Saskatchewan, and later worked for Sceptre Resources out of Calgary, AB.
He joined the Queens Own Rifles of Canada in 1955, and was stationed in Currie Barracks, Calgary, AB. From 1957 to 1963, Jerry was stationed in Deilinghofen, Germany (Fort McLeod) on NATO Duty. While there, he met his future wife, Heid. They then moved back to Calgary before returning to Germany in 1967, where he served as a member of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.
Jerry enjoyed playing many sports such as hockey and curling and had a particular passion for golf. He and his wife were long time members at the Redwood Golf and Country Club in Bragg Creek, AB. Jerry’s most memorable vacations were trips back to Germany to see family, as well as trips out to Saskatchewan to visit his brother, Greg, and family. During his later years he met his partner Lynda, and they enjoyed many years of companionship. Jerry will be most remembered for his kindness and generosity.” Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.”
He passed away in Calgary, AB on Thursday, 30 December 2021, at the age of 83 years.