BOWERS – Louise Alpin R.N., “Mum” – 87, of Liverpool, passed away peacefully on June 22nd, 2012 in Queens General Hospital.
Born in Bridgewater, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Charles and Florence (Seldon) Donkin.
Mum was a graduate of the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montréal and worked at Queens General Hospital and Bowater Mersey Paper Company. Mum was a volunteer with many organizations in Queens County, most notable being Cancer Care Nova Scotia, for which she received the Volunteer of the Year Award, the Queens General Hospital Gift Shop and the Hospital Hustle. She was also a past member of the Liverpool Curling Club. Mum was a very talented tole painter and spent many happy hours with “The Painting Girls”.
Mum was such a caring person, always putting others before herself. She was the mainstay of our family. We will always have her in our hearts and will carry on with the strength she has given all of us.
Mum will be fondly remembered by her adoring husband of 63 years, Mac. Her daughters Cathy (Gordon Marshall) and Anne. Her grandchildren, who were the loves of her life, Trevor, Craig and Blair Kelley, Carolyn Marshall (Brad Tousenard) and great-grandson Max. Sister Marion (Peter) Oldershaw of Seabright and her brother Charles (Jean) Donkin of Dartmouth as well as many wonderful friends.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. There will be no service as Mum requested, but a “family get together” will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the Queens General Health Project or to the Lodge That Gives. Our family cannot thank Dr. Blackadar, the ER and nursing staff of Queens General Hospital enough for the care and compassion given to our Mum. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com.
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Peggy Kelley&Bernadette Manthorne(Kelley)
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.
Manson & Nancy White
So sorry to hear about your Mum. Miss seeing her and Mac at Tim’s. Always had a word with them. Sincerely, Manson & Nancy
Walter and Sherri Miller
Mac,Cathy & Anne:
We are so sorry to hear of your Mum’s passing.She was a great lady and such a caring nurse as we all know.She will be missed by everyone who was lucky enough to know her,and especially those who were fortunate enough to work with her.Our condolences go out to you all at this time.
Kevin and Debbie Page
So sorry to hear of your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.
Kevin and Debbie
Hugh Pat Dixon.
So sorry to hear of Lous passing.She was such a great caring person.A wonderful nurse.I was one of the forunate ones to work with her at Queens General,Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Janet and George Fletcher
We were sorry to hear about your mother. Our thoughts and our prayers are with your family.
Lanny & Bea DeLong
Dear Mac and family – So sorry to hear of Lou’s Passing. Our Sincere Sympathy to you all. Treasure all the great memories as they are yours to keep and to help you through the sad times.
Roger & Valerie Wilcox
Mac, Cathy, Anne &familes,
We are so sorry to learn of Lou’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please accept our sincere sympathy.
Sheila and Dave Manthorne
Dear Cathy, Anne and Mac: We were so sorry to hear of Lou’s passing. She was such a wonderful person. Our hearts go out to you and our thoughts and prayers are with you. She will be greatly missed. With our deepest sympathy….Sheila and Dave
My sincere sympathy to the Bowers family. Louise was a wonderful lady and will be sadly missed not only by her family, but also by her many friends. My thoughts are with all of you at this time.
SINCERE SYMPATHY TO THE BOWERS FAMILY . LOU WAS SUCH A CARING PERSON . MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU ALL AT THIS TIME OF SORROW .SINCERELY BRENDA LAWRENCE .
Barb Kempton Fralic
Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Barb, Shirley and Millard
Carl R. Veinot
Mac and family:So sorry to hear of this great loss.Keep the memories of her in your heart for all eternity.
Gary and Donna Jollimore
Dear Mac and Families-We were saddened to read of Lou`s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. Keep your memories close to comfort you during this sad time.
Deb, Sponagle -Taylor
Mac,Cathy ,Anne and Families,
May you keep strong with the Love and strength of Family and friend’s at this very hard time .Hold each other close .
I send my prayers your way.
so sadenned to have read this news. my thoughts and prayers are with you
Marsha & Gordie
Mac, Cathy, Ann, and families.
So sorry to hear of Lou’s passing, cherish the memories knowing she is in a better place. Luv Marsha & Gordie
Mac, Cathy, Anne & family,so sadden to hear of Lou’s passing.I have not seen her in awhile,but when i did she always had a kind word to say & a “big” smile on her face.Such a wonderful person. She will be missed by many.In my thoughts & prayers.
Mac, Anne, Cathy and Gord.
Very sorry to hear about Lou.
Your family is in our thoughts and your well being in our prayers.
Leo and Ruth
Peggy and Richard Hatt
Dear Mac , Cathy and Anne
It saddened me to hear of your Mum’s passing ..I thought the world of her , she always had a amile and time to have a little chat ..She was a most gentle and sweet lady …Know that Richard and I are thinking of you and hope you can find strength in the love and caring of your family and many friends
Sincerely Richard and Peggy Hatt
Allaln & Beth LaRocque
Mac,Cathy,Ann and Family. We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was a great lady and will be missed by all who knew her. …….Allan & Beth
Cathy & Rollie Wentzell
Mac, Cathy, Anne, and families,
We are saddened to hear of the loss of your dear wife, Mum, and Grandmother. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this most difficult time.
Dear Mac, Anne, Cathy & Family: So deeply saddened to read about your loss. Lou was such a lovely lady. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
Dear Mac,Kathy,Anne and family,the video is beautiful,Louise was so proud of her family,She was a beautiful lady and will be missed by many.We had many laughs and long chats in the last 15 years and i will miss her dearly,thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Cheryk & Harry Kennickell
Dear Mac, Cathy and Anne. We are so sad reading of Lou’s passing. I missed seeing her every week when I gave up work. She was a wonderful lady. May your wonderful memories carry you through this difficult time.
Duncan, Goretti and Neil Mac Isaac
So sad to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a lady with character, intelligence and wit. I loved our conversations at Tim’s as she always had interesting things to say and a dig’ if she didn’t agree with you. May God Take You all closer to His heart with comforth.
The Mac Isaac Family
Dear Kathy& Anne,
Elmer& I would like to offer our sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother.May you find comfort knowing that she is now at rest and in peace.
Francis & Peggy Payzant
Dear Cathy, Anne, Macs And Families.
So very saddened and shocked to hear of Mrs Bower’s passing. May God be with you all, She certainly was a Beautiful Lady. Remember all the Beautiful memories she left behind, this will get you through your most difficult days.
Francis & Peggy Payzant.
Anne & Cathy,
Thinking of you
Brian and Bernice
Mac, Cathy, Ann and families, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom,. She was such a wonderfu lady.
love Brian and Bernice
Mac Cathy and Anne,
Lou was a wonderful person who always had a smile for me. I feel lucky to have met her. Take care,
TO MUM’S FAMILY–SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF HER PASSING!! SHE WAS A WONDERFUL AND CARING PERSON AND WILL BE MISSED BY ALL THAT KNEW HER.
Robert & Sally Fader
Dear Mac, Anne, Cathy and family:
So very sorry to see of your Mum’s passing. She was such a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.
Lin & Greg Conrad
Mac, Anne, Cathy and family,
We are sorry to hear about your mothers death. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Clyde & Wendy (Smith) MacAdams
Mac, Cathy, Anne & families
We were so sorry to hear of Lou’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts, and take care of one another.
Clyde & Wendy
Dear Cathy and Family:
My deepest sympathy to all the family. Your mother always spoke to me when I saw her in town, a very special lady.
Dear Mac and Family:
I was so sorry to read about Lou. She was such a wonderful lady and I know she will be greatly missed by all. Please accept my sincere sympathy at this very difficult time.
Sorry to hear about your Mum.I know you will miss her .take care and thinking of you and your family Cynthia
Charlie and Enid MacKay
Very sorry to read of Lou’s passing. I have many fond memories of working with her at QGH. God bless you.
William (Bill) Hannon
So sorry to hear about Lou’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your family. Bill
My thoughts are with you at this time. It is a hard thing to go through.We have to believe that she is in a better place. Take care of yourself,
David and Donna Dicks
So sorry for your loss. Our sincere sympathy to the family.
Sharon &Ronald Verge
To the Bowers Family , We are very sorry to hear of Lou,s passing.
Lou was a great nurse and a very compassionate person. Sincere sympathy to the family.
Don and Glenys McNeil
We were very sorry to hear about the passing of Lou. We have many fond memories of our visits with Lou. We enjoyed the video it was very nice. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May time and cherished memories ease your loss, rember the laughter and the smiles.
Don and Glenys
Crystal (Tonello) Smith
Mr. Bowers, Anne. Cathy and families:
Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Crystal, Alton and Hayleigh Smith
Carol & Bob Wilkinson
Mac, Anne, Cathy & families
So sorry to hear of Lou’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. May God comfort you and give you peace.
Sincerely Carol & Bob
catherine hobin (kelly)
I am so sorry to hear about your Mom,,, you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
I was so saddened to here of Lou,s passing. Have many memories of the good old days at Queen,s General. She was a sweet lady and will be missed by many. My condolences to all of you and of course ,my prayers.
Jami & Paul Fay
Our deepest condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sincerest sympathy to Mac and all family members on the passing of Lou, as we fondly knew her. A very special person with a friendly smile.
Cindy & Theodore Hanley
I was so shocked to hear of Lou, she was a wonderful lady and I so much enjoyed waiting on her and pearl at Lanes, two lovely ladies.
My deepest thoughts go out to all of lous family .Hold on to all of the wonderful memories. Take care Mac.
Jim & Beulah Mitton
To the family of Mrs. Bowers,
She was such a wonderful and caring nurse .
May God bring you peace and comfort .
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Our deepest sympathy.
Mac, Cathy and Ann, I am so sorry for your loss, Lou was a wonderful lady. My mom, Rita, always spoke kindly of her and shared stories of their friendship.