Cheryl Bowness was born March 19, 1946 in Lac
La Biche, Alberta and moved to Kimberley where she
grew up and spent her school years. She married Ron
Smith in 1966 and moved to Port Alberni where she
had her two children. They moved to Golden in 1978
after purchasing Mount 7 Taxi. She spent many years
operating it and other ventures before eventually retiring
in 1997. She was an active member of the community
for many years. Cheryl was passionate in everything she
did, and loved to read, travel, dance and spend time with
her children, grandchildren, and friends.
She passed away peacefully on October 23 in Golden,
B.C. after a long and courageous battle. She was
surrounded by her loving family.
She is survived by her brother Bud, her sister Davene
Dunn, and her two children Ron Smith (Laurie) and
Sonya Zimmer (Darcy). Her greatest joy was spending
time with her five grandchildren – Nakya, Tye, Madison,
Kali, and Cameron.
She is predeceased by her parents Ron and Doreen
Bowness, her brother Verne and sister Maxene Abbott.
She had a generous spirit and was a fun and caring
grandmother, a loving mother, a caring aunt, and a loyal
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Golden
Seniors Centre on Sunday, November 2, at 2:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
tributes may be made to:
PO Box 1255, Station K,
Toronto On M4P 3E5