BOWERMAN, Cole Christian

March 24, 1989 – September 29, 2020

It is with our deepest sorrow we announce the unexpected passing of Cole Bowerman at the University of Alberta Hospital, Coronary Care Unit in Edmonton, Alberta on September 29, 2020.

Cole is survived by his parents Curtis and Debbie (Huber), his brother Dylan, his grandmother Donna Huber (Regina, Sask.), uncle Jerry Jo Huber (Regina, Sask.), uncle Mark Bowerman, aunt Tracey Deis, cousin Michael Deis as well as extended  family and friends located throughout Western Canada and the United States. He was predeceased by his grandfather Donald Huber and grandparents G.R. (Ted) and Dagmar Bowerman.

Cole was born in Regina, SK. March 24, 1989. He moved with his family from their most recent home in Pilot Butte, SK. to Cochrane, AB. in 2000. He attended Mitford Middle School and graduated from Bow Valley High School.

He was an athlete in his youth, where he enjoyed playing competitive hockey on many successful teams in Cochrane and Airdrie during the winter months and lacrosse in the spring and summer.

Cole was gifted scholastically and went on to earn a degree in Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours), in Biomedical Sciences from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary in 2011. After graduating Cole went on to work in health research both in Calgary and Edmonton.

He could be found in his spare time enjoying video games, card magic, and exploring the local culinary hotspots. He was a competitive person with a sharp and witty sense of humour that often lit up the room.  He was a kind, gentle soul who loved and cherished time with his family and close friends and was always willing to help those in need. Anyone who had the opportunity to meet Cole valued their relationship. We all treasure the time we were blessed to share with Cole although it was entirely much too short.

You will forever be in our hearts and memories.

Due to current Covid restrictions a celebration of Cole’s life will be held in the future.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses in the Coronary Care Unit 5A7 of the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute for their dedication and the care Cole received.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to: The University of Alberta Hospital Foundation (UHF), Designation: Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute


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  1. On 05/10/2020 at 9:34 pm Janice Borsa Said:

    My sincere condolences Curtis, Debbie and Dylan. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  2. On 07/10/2020 at 1:54 pm Aileen and Neil Anderson Said:

    Dear Curtis, Debbie and Dylan. We are heartbroken for you. You were such great neighbours, and we still talk about a couple of epic water fights with Cole and Dylan. We are so very sorry for your profound loss. Sending love to you all. Aileen and Neil

  3. On 07/10/2020 at 8:40 pm Donald Bowerman Said:

    A day, not long ago, a wonderful young man stood among us. If he said he needed to go, we didn’t hear him. But he started to leave our group and, as he disappeared from our midst, someone at our side said, “He is gone.”

    Gone where, we asked. The loss of sight is in us, not in him. For at that very moment we said he was gone, others, on a distant, beautiful shore took up the glad shout, “Here he comes.”

    To Curtis, Debbie, and Dylan, may you always feel Cole near you. Though sight of him was lost to you, know that he still sees and watches over you. May treasured memories of your son and brother stay with each of you…until you are together again.

  4. On 08/10/2020 at 12:03 am Doug and Sharon Wilkins Said:

    Our deepest sympathies Debbie, Dylan and Curtis from the Wilkins family. Children are precious gifts to be loved and protected, we know Cole was, and will always be loved and protected.

    Our thoughts and prayers are will you all,

    The Wilkins Family

  5. On 08/10/2020 at 5:55 pm Barry Tucker Said:

    Curtis,Debbie and family,my sincere condolences for your loss.It is the memories we shall hold on to and remember,I hope they provide much comfort now and in times ahead. Barry Tucker

  6. On 09/10/2020 at 7:46 am Jordy Kwas Said:

    Debbie, Curtis, Dylan, and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Cole was always a great friend and teammate to me.
    Thinking of you all, and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember Cole.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. On 09/10/2020 at 11:03 am Troy, Dede, Tallon & Dominque Said:

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Cole’s smile could light up a room it will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    The Sylvestre’s

  8. On 09/10/2020 at 2:48 pm Jamie Querin Said:

    Debbie, Curtis & Dylan

    My deepest sympathy to you all at the passing of your beloved Cole. Thinking of you all, hoping that you can find comfort in your cherished memories. You are in my thoughts and prayers

  9. On 09/10/2020 at 4:24 pm Dan Fehr Said:

    Curtis, Debbie and Dylan
    My deepest sympathies, words fail at a time like this. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  10. On 10/10/2020 at 1:38 pm Ryan Webb Said:

    Cole was a heck of a lacrosse player, but even better of a teammate. Sorry for your loss Bowermans.

  11. On 10/10/2020 at 8:12 pm Kaylee Myers Said:

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Cole’s passing. I was fortunate enough to have known Cole through high school. Cole was incredibly intelligent, a talented hockey & lacrosse player and a caring friend. Cole had a special gift when it came to helping others; he was incredibly patient and genuine. Cole had such a wonderful laugh; I can still hear it.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. On 11/10/2020 at 1:36 pm The Kennedy Family Said:

    We were shocked and saddened to hear of Cole’s passing. We will remember him as a strong and fair hockey player, team-mate and most importantly a decent human being. We feel bleesed to have known him and all of the Bowerman family.

    With sincere sympathy,

    Sandy, Jen and Scott Kennedy

  13. On 13/10/2020 at 11:01 pm Deb Beyer Said:

    So this is one of the hardest messages I have had to write. A vital young soul taken way too early. So much to give and so much talent lost. Our hearts are broken for you and your family. Cole was a very large part of our lives in the past and even though we have lost touch over the years, he left an indelible mark on our family. From hockey to lacrosse, he was the ultimate defence man. I am looking forward to seeing you soon to relive his life and our memories. Please let us know when you are ready to have this visit. Egan, Deb, Evan and Cody.

  14. On 15/10/2020 at 2:04 pm Larry Shelley Said:

    We are so very sorry to hear of Coles passing. We have so many great memories of Cole playing hockey. He was competitive, skilled and a great team player. He made those around him better players and better people. We will be truly missed.

  15. On 15/10/2020 at 2:08 pm Larry Shelley Said:

    We are so very sorry to hear of Coles passing. We have so many great memories of Cole playing hockey. He was competitive, skilled and a great team player. He made those around him better players and better people. He will be truly missed.

  16. On 16/10/2020 at 6:04 am Freddy Vlot Said:

    Dear Debbie, Curtis, Dylan, and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss and my thoughts are with you during this extremely difficult time. I feel blessed to have known Cole And still have many fond memories of our time competing together on the ice, playing video games and street hockey together in the neighborhood and our daily walk home from the school bus together. Thinking of you guys; he will be missed.


  17. On 16/10/2020 at 10:07 am Courtney Wilson Said:

    Dear Curtis, Debbie, Dylan, and the rest of Cole’s family and friends,

    I was deeply saddened to hear of Cole’s passing and I am so sorry for your loss. Over the past week I have spoken with many of Cole’s other friends from high school and the same commonalities emerged as we shared our memories of him: he was thoughtful, caring, compassionate and kind. I don’t have a lot of memories from high school that don’t have him in them – he was a truly great friend. Cole just wanted to make a difference. I want you to know that he did, in the lives of so many who knew and loved him.

    I know this is an impossible time for you all – a life so full and bright was taken way too soon. I hope you find comfort in your memories and each other. Thinking of you all.

    With deepest condolences,

  18. On 20/10/2020 at 4:09 pm Shannon & Kim Caron Said:

    Curtis,Debbie and Dylan, Shocked and saddened – stunned really, to read of Coles passing in the Eagle a couple weeks ago. Truly. Our heartfelt condolences, Caron family