Ann died unexpectedly on January 30, 2015 at KBRH surrounded by her family. Ann was born March 2, 1941 to Helen and Joseph Furiak and grew up in Trail. She married Richard Irvin (Irv) Bowie, August 30, 1958 and enjoyed 56 years of married life together. Ann and Irv continually laughed together; they taught their children and grandchildren to laugh and have fun. She was a great cook, baker and made the world’s best turkey stuffing. Ann was a generous, kind person who loved the simple pleasures in life like her flowers, hummingbirds, family and close friends.
Ann was predeceased by her parents, her in-laws, Peggy and Irv Bowie, her brothers Bob and Mike Furiak.
Ann is survived by her husband Irv; her children Don (Nancy), Rick (Donna); her grandchildren Natalie (Danny), Erica (Ryan), Jordan; her great-grandchildren Evie and Clara. She also is survived by her brother Joe (Lilliana) Furiak, her sister-in-law Theo Furiak, sister-in-law Bev (Ivan) Bell, sister-in-law Lana (Gary) Fox, sister-in-law Elaine Furiak and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Ann’s life will be held at a later date.
Thank you to: Dr. Cochran, Dr. Davies, Dr. Peachell, the nursing staff in emergency and ICU, especially Alexis and Mia who were caring, compassionate, respectful and helpful.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in honour of Ann, to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation (Critical Care Campaign) at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC, V1R 4M1 or online at www.kbrhhealthfoundation.ca
We will always hold you in our hearts!
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca