BOWYER, Ann Christine (née Ellwood-Wade)

April 27, 1947 – March 26, 2020

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Ann passed away after a courageous ten-month fight with cancer. Born and raised in England, Ann followed her dreams to come live with her family in Canada.  

Ann loved living in her new community of Cochrane, traveling, writing books, spending time with friends and family and enjoying a good glass of wine. Ann lived a full life. She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Andrew Bowyer. Ann will be deeply missed by: their son Jim, his wife Kate and grandchildren Patrick, Alice and Ted, and their son Richard, his wife Caren and grandchildren Hattie, George and Tabitha and her extended family and friends. 

Due to current restrictions a small private funeral will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, Cochrane, on April 2nd. A memorial service will be held at a later date, yet to be determined, when more friends and family will be able to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wellspring Calgary where Ann was supported by their Carma House cancer support programs and/or The Royal Canadian Legion Branch no.15 (Cochrane).

Arrangements entrusted to Cochrane Country Funeral Home, Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director. Ph: 403-932-1039.

  1. On 29/03/2020 at 12:25 pm Elaine Wade Said:

    I was deeply saddened by the news of Ann Bowyer’s passing. My heart felt condolences to you and your family.

  2. On 29/03/2020 at 12:33 pm Tim and Maggie Ellwood-Wade Said:

    Saddened and shocked by Ann’s death. Our thoughts are with all the family

  3. On 29/03/2020 at 12:50 pm Stephen Ellwood-Wade Said:

    I have such fond memories of visiting Ann and Andrew throughout my life. Such sad news, thinking of Andrew, Jim, Richard and family.

  4. On 29/03/2020 at 3:17 pm Sue & Terence Bohan Said:

    Really saddened by the news, our love and thoughts are with Andy and all the family. With our deepest sympathy.

  5. On 30/03/2020 at 2:36 am Martyn & Jenny Ellwood-Wade Said:

    Such sad news, our thoughts are with Andrew and the family.

  6. On 30/03/2020 at 3:06 pm Gloria Johnson Said:

    Dearest Andy and family. My Heart is filled with sorrow upon learning of Ann’s passing. Ann fought such a huge battle with you by her side every step of the way. Ann will be dearly missed. My heartfelt condolences. Gloria

  7. On 31/03/2020 at 5:41 am Carole and Tim Said:

    Dear Andy, Jim, Dick and family.
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss and send our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.
    All our love
    Carole and Tim

  8. On 31/03/2020 at 9:26 am Brian G Eager Said:

    Dear Andy and family, God bless you and every best wish possible for April 2nd and beyond…
    all my thoughts going out for you this coming week … big Brian from City of London, UK

  9. On 31/03/2020 at 12:16 pm Jan Hatt Said:

    Dearest Andy, I am so sorry to hear of your sad news. My deepest condolences on your loss. You are in my thoughts and my prayers, my dear old friend.

  10. On 31/03/2020 at 1:17 pm Linda French Said:

    Dear Andy, Just to say how very sorry and greatly saddened I am to learn that your wife Ann has lost her battle with Cancer. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this saddest of times.

  11. On 01/04/2020 at 8:38 pm Joyce & Bob Hipkin Said:

    Dear Andy & family.
    We were saddened to hear of Ann’s passing. She fought a good fight & was an inspiration to all who knew her.
    Our deepest condolences to you all at this sad time.
    Our deepest sympathy & prayers are with you.
    Joyce & Bob Hipkin

  12. On 02/04/2020 at 8:09 pm Keith and Amanda Said:

    There are no words Andy. What can one say when ‘half the team’ has been stolen away?
    The courage you and Ann have shown during the fight for remission is an inspiration to us all.
    You will never be alone around here, be sure of that!

    Our deepest and sincerest condolences go out to you and all the family, especially those so far away that were prevented from being here today.

    God Bless Mate.
    Keith, Amanda and Family.

  13. On 03/04/2020 at 2:06 pm Susan Flowers Said:

    Andy I am so sorry to hear you lost your beloved Ann. You were right by her side all the way.

    Ann was such a breath of fresh air to the Cochrane community! Her friendly approach and beautiful smile always made me feel so good. She went through her sickness with such grace. I thought she was on the mend the last time I saw her.

    Sorry we can’t get together to share this hard time with you. I wish I could give you a hug but want you to know I am thinking about you. If you feel like talking my phone number is in the book. take care, Susan Flowers

  14. On 03/04/2020 at 2:56 pm Marguerite Norlander Said:

    Sincere condolences on the loss of Ann. She was a friendly, elegant lady. We will miss her at St. Andrew’s church services and other functions. May God comfort you, Andy, and your family members and give you peace.
    Marguerite Norlander

  15. On 03/04/2020 at 4:28 pm Janet and Stewart Said:

    Dear Andy, Jim,Richard and all your grandchildren,

    We were very saddened to learn of your terrible loss. Our memories of being with you both in the UK and Australia are very happy ones. Anne was a beautiful and talented lady, who will be greatly missed by you all. We are thinking of your family at this dark time.

    With warmest wishes and love,
    Janet, Stewart, Emily and Olivia

  16. On 06/04/2020 at 3:21 pm Mitch Picard Said:

    Dear Andy & Family,

    I am very sorry for your loss, and offer my sincere condolences to you during this time. Anne was such an amazing woman who left a print on my heart forever, and will never be forgotten. I will cherish the privilege of having crossed path’s in life with her. I am thinking of you all and sending my love.

    – Mitch Picard & Family

  17. On 07/04/2020 at 3:05 pm Bobbi Fridfinnson Said:

    Dear Andy,

    I am very saddened to hear the news of Ann’s passing. Although it was only months ago that we met, she made such a great impression on me. Such a kind, gentle woman. I will miss seeing her at Wellspring. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  18. On 08/04/2020 at 5:47 pm Nancy Bilodeau-Cogger Said:

    Dear Andy and Family,

    We were so sorry to hear about your dear sweet Ann. While Ann was busy in the gym downstairs at Carma House exercising we were able to get to know her through your stories as you told them upstairs at Carma House. Andy it was clear that you adored your lovely wife and that you were so proud of her. A love so deep is rare and beautiful. Our hearts go out to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  19. On 08/04/2020 at 8:38 pm Cheryl Brazell Said:

    Andy: I am so sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. I enjoyed meeting you both through the ACE program at Carma House. I regret that I was unable to tell her in person that I enjoyed her two novels; she was very talented. I hope that your loving memories of her, and your life together, will sustain you during this heart-breaking time. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  20. On 08/04/2020 at 9:26 pm Kelly Knudtsen Said:

    Dear Patrick & Family,

    I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your Grandma.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time.
    My condolences,

    -Kelly Knudtsen

  21. On 13/04/2020 at 4:19 am Ron Parker Said:

    Dear Andy. So sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. Sincere condolences to you and your family. Mary and me are thinking of you at this painful time.

    Ron Parker

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