David FOWLER

FOWLER – David, passed away on Oct. 11, 2008 at the

age of 90 years. David is survived by his loving wife Mary Fowler, daughter Caryl Yarmchuk of Calgary, AB and son Ron (Sue) Fowler of Edberg. AB, grandchildren David (Tanya) Yarmchuk of Calgary, John (Erin) Yarmchuk of Calgary and Lysa (Chris) Mair of Maple Ridge, B.C., five great-grandchildren Noah, Hailey, Damon, Maceo and Rivers. David is also survived by his brother Paul (Rita) Fowler of Victoria, B.C. and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many very dear friends. He was predeceased by his parents Neva and Jesse David Fowler, son-in-law Larry Yarmchuk, brother Don Fowler and sisters Mary Runge and Elizabeth Love. Dave was born in Calgary on July 7, 1918 to David and Neva Fowler, there were five children – three boys and two girls. They homesteaded near a place called Burdett (which was south of Youngstown). It was while the family lived in Innisfail that Dave completed his high school education. In 1937 Dave and sister Mary attended Canadian Nazarene College in Red Deer, AB. World War II broke out in 1939. In 1939-40, Dave went back to Calgary to take a one year course in Technical School which would entail working with aeronautics and engines relating to aircraft. He was then assigned to go to a Toronto training base. The following year was to be spent at St. Thomas, ON the next move was on to Brantford,

ON – a move which would add to and change Dave’s life forever. While in Brantford -Dave met a lovely young lady by the name of Mary Lang. Dave and Mary were married on May 1, 1943, Dave and Mary were blessed with two children Caryl and Ron. Dave took his watchmakers course, and had worked for several jewelers across central Alberta including Wares Jewelers in Stettler for many years. In his spare time he designed and built an air-boat which was used for tour groups on Sylvan Lake. Dave was a man with many trades; gun smith, big game hunting and building pee-wee boats to name a few. Dave and Mary enjoyed traveling, snowmobiling and camping and times spent with family. Dave enjoyed gardening and working with the flowers, and always took great pride in their home and yard. A man with so many stories, his family will mourn his loss. A funeral service was held at the Brennen Funeral Home Chapel, Stettler, AB on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ross Helgeton officiating. Following the service family and friends gathered in the Brennen Funeral Home Reception Area for a time of fellowship. Interment followed at the Alto Reste Cemetery in Red Deer. As an expression of sympathy memorial contributions may be made to the Stettler Health Services Foundation or to a charity of donor’s choice in care of Brennen Funeral Home (2001) Ltd., P.O. Box 193, Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO who were entrusted with the care and arrangements. Condolences can be e-mailed to brennenf@telusplanet.net. 403.742.3315


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