James “Elgin” Bowman
James “Elgin” Bowman, a resident of Winchester for many years, passed away peacefully, after a brief illness, at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Sat., May 20, 2017.
He was born on March 23, 1925 in Winchester to the late James Scott Bowman and Olive Lillian Strader. He obtained his BA in Education and Psychology at Queen’s and Ottawa universities. Elgin spent his career-years first teaching in Desoronto and area schools, and later at North Dundas District High School. Elgin had a remarkable memory. He gave a lot to his students, and was known for going “above and beyond.” As well, he showed his caring attitude in taking care of both his mother and brother until their deaths. He was a distinguished gentleman, always dressed in a three-piece suit and fedora, and was a kind and gentle man. He was a member of Winchester United Church.
He will be sadly missed by several cousins. He was predeceased by his brothers, Bliss, and Carmi; and his infant sister, Leona Grace.
Friends were received at Parker Funeral Home, 28 Sir James Morris Dr., in Morrisburg on Thurs., May 25 from 11 am until 12:45 pm. The funeral service was held in the chapel at 1 pm with Rev. Christine Lowson officiating. Interment at Spruce Haven Cemetery in Brinston followed the service. The pallbearers were Larry Giles, Evan Black, Graham Link, Shane Freeman, and Marcus and Matthew Roderick
Memorial donations to Winchester United Church or Winchester District Memorial Hospital would be gratefully acknowledged.
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