With great sadness, we announce the passing of our mother, Diane Bowes, after a brief illness at Portage General Hospital, on January 27, 2020.
Diane was predeceased in 2018 by Keith, her husband of 61 years, and by her parents Frederick and Frances Paterson and siblings Roddy, Kay, Beatrice, Viola, Jimmy, Ricky, and Anne.
Diane is survived by her children Elita, Shelly, Susanne, Robert, and Leslie and by their families, and by her sisters Dorothy and Pat and her brother Billy.
Mom was born on July 23, 1938, in Winnipeg and grew up in a large, close-knit, loving family. Family was always very important to her.
Mom loved life. She welcomed any opportunity to play cards. She was an avid reader and a champion 10-pin bowler. She loved flowers, good food, travelling and Christmas. She was talented at ceramics and cake decorating.
She enjoyed any adventure, especially travelling around the rural Manitoba area visiting tea rooms for lunch with her friends Bernie and Mabel.
She was an exceptional mother and faithful sister and friend and she will be missed by all.
To send flowers to Diane's family, please visit our floral section.
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