David Bowman Obituary
In Loving Memory of

David Alexander Bowman

1955 ~ 2023

Obituary of David Alexander Bowman

We are heart broken to announce the passing of David Alexander Bowman in the early morning hours of Monday, March 13, 2023 at Port Colborne Hospital at the age of 67. He leaves behind his devoted partner Christine Ann, daughters Dorothy Peets (Brandon) and Dawn Bowman (Jon Mayne), grandchildren Matthew, Anthony, Nathan and Evan and fur grandbaby Nelson and their cat, Kaylee as well as his brothers and sister or "The DAB Crew" as they were known. David's presence will be terribly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him but especially by Christine's children and his best friend John Swick to whom David was a mentor. He was greeted on the other side by his parents Lloyd (1991) and Mary (1997) and his grandson Jacob (2019).

David was born in Niagara Falls and worked as a millwright, machinist, and as a heavy machinery mechanic for many different companies across the Niagara Region. He played hockey and was the goaltender and forward as well as being an umpire in baseball. He enjoyed roller skating, fishing, fixing and building things. He was always trying to improve things and make them work better, right up to the end when he attempted to improve his walker! His passion, besides helping others, was being on his motorcycle. He loved to ride! He rode over three million miles on many different bikes throughout his lifetime. He was a motorcycle instructor both here and in the U.S.A and would compete. He gave up competitions because he would always win and he wanted to give others a chance. He had a heart of gold and was very selfless.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and no funeral will take place. In his honor, get out for a bike ride or just be out in the open air and think of him. Arrangements have been entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services. If desired, donations to the Walker Family Cancer Centre or Ride for Dad in David's memory would be appreciated by his family.

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Mark Guilbeault & Associates
1 year ago

Dave was a really good man. From the very first time we met, right until the last time we spoke, Dave was the guy you could count on to do the right thing, to stand up for you, to share a story and a few laughs. We’ll miss him around the office. Our deepest condolences to Dawn and Dorothy.

Christine Ann
1 year ago

We didn’t have any anniversaries. We had a lot of wonderful firsts. Thank you for opening my heart in a profound and beautiful way. I would have loved to share more experiences with you. I am grateful for the time and experiences we had. Thank you for allowing me to love you the way you deserve to be loved and thank you for recognizing and acknowledging that you are worthy of that love. I am proud to love you with my whole heart, I am proud to be your partner. You will forever be in my heart. Thank you for allowing me to share in the blessing that you are.

Cathy Floyd
1 year ago

I only had the pleasure of knowing David for a relatively short period of time but found him to be a kind, gentle man. My condolences to all of his family and friends. Rest in peace David. Cathy from Welland

Dawn Bowman
1 year ago

I will miss you sooo much Dad. You were always there for me you never turned your back on me even in my bad times, always lifted me up and made me stronger, I will always love you Dad, you made me who I am today
My song to you Because you loved me- Celine Dion
Rest In Peace Dad

Deb McCoy
1 year ago

My sincere condolences to Christine and David’s friends and family. We are all better for having the privilege of knowing such a kind and caring man.
David, you will be missed my friend ❤️

Anthony Decaro
1 year ago

We will miss you grandpa you made so many people happy love you

Dorothy Peets
1 year ago

Will always love and miss you Dad may you rest in peace.

Nathan Peets
1 year ago

I love you grandpa I will miss you so much rip you were a good grandpa

Barb Schilstra
1 year ago

What a joy it was to spend time with David. He loved to help others, always had a positive attitude and was a man with great integrity. We will miss him at our dinner get-togethers. David touched so many lives … condolences to you all.

Teresa O'Neill
1 year ago

David truly was a selfless man. It meant so much to him to help others. He helped me when my mom passed and I will forever be grateful, not only for his help but mostly for the friendship that came out of it. Ride on my friend xo

Nancy Taylor
1 year ago

Deepest condolences to the whole family. You were a great father grandfather and person.


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