Lynn James Dowser
Lynn James Dowser of Metcalfe died after a lengthy illness on Sept. 30, 2002, at the Elizabeth Bruyere Health Centre. He was 72.
He is survived by wife Shirley (nee McCormick). The couple was married at the Marvelville United Church on June 26, 1954.
He was born in Metcalfe on July 13, 1930, the son of the late Glen Dowser and Phyllis Charlotte (nee Lowe)
Mr. Dowser is survived by sons Gordon William of Charlotte, North Carolina and Donald Glen of Gloucester. He is also survived by grandchildren Christopher, Ashley, Jacob, Jasmine and Heather.
He is survived by brothers and sisters Betty (Ken) Cooper of Griffith, Lawrence (Shirley) of Cornwall, Margaret (Ivan) Laroche of Metcalfe and Reginald (Jean) of Metcalfe. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by bothers Donald Leslie and John Norval; and sister Elenore (Willis) McCormick of Dalmeny.
He was a lifetime member of the Metcalfe Holy Trinity Anglican church and for many years served as warden. He worked for Agriculture Canada as a technician in the soil research branch until a massive heart attack in 1985 caused his early retirement. In addition, for many years he worked as a car salesman, first for Ray McCafferyat Stittsville and then for Jim McNeil at Manotick.
The love of hearing his hounds in full chase never left him. At one time the Walker foxhound was his pride and joy, but as the open countryside became urbanized, he turned his attention to the wonderful spunky beagle.
November traditionally brought the annual excursion to the Kenmore hunting camp on Centennial Lake for the deer hunt. He will be missed by many as his circle of friends seemed ever-expanding.
Visitation was at the Duncan Funeral Home. Funeral was at Holy Trinity in Metcalfe on Oct. 4, officiated by Rev. Barbara Bradley. Interment was at All Saints Cemetery in Greely.
Pallbearers were Scott Dowser, Tom McAuley, Jeff McCormick, Bert Randall, Scott Reaney and Emerson Stanley. Honorary pallbearers were Stuart Johnston, Don Leonard, Mac Mains, Cecil Reaney, Gordon Reaney, Mansell Reid, Wilmott Stanely and Wilton Thompson.