Cheryl Patricia Bowness

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:

Lupus Canada

PO Box 1255, Station K,

Toronto On M4P 3E5


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