Obituary of Helen Bowyer
Helen Mae Bowyer of Thornhill slipped away peacefully at home on Saturday May 27th, 2017. Born in the St. Clair and Oakwood area of north Toronto in 1921 to George and Margaret Donaldson, Helen lived to be 95. She is predeceased by her husband Ernest Bowyer, sisters Margaret Maclean, Georgia Hart, and niece Lynn Hart of Calgary. Helen is survived by her daughter Patricia Bowyer (Frank Barry) of Thornhill, granddaughter Hanna Barry and her son Peter Bowyer (Amy Wilson) of Toronto.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Dr. Janet Morse, Nurses Kay, Alex, Svetlana, Eva, Marina, Anna and Clarita for their kind support in Helen’s final days.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mackenzie Health Foundation. Condolences may be left in Helen’s online guestbook at www.rskane.ca. A private family burial and celebration of Helen’s life will be held at a later date.
Salutation to the Dawn
Look to this day.
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of our existence:
The bliss of growth;
The glory of action;
The splendor of beauty.
For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision.
But today, well lived, makes every yesterday
A dream of happiness,
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well therefore to this day.