Bowes-Lyle William of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016, at the L.H.S.C. (University Campus), surrounded by his loving family at the age of 74. Dearly loved husband of Lorraine (Johnson) Bowes. Loved father of Kimberly Smith (Steve) and Jody Bowes (Scott Riddell). Much loved grandfather of Ryan, Justin and Tara Matthews and Devon and Brayden Bridge. Sadly missed by a number of great grandchildren. Dear brother of Ron Bowes and the late Viola Gold (late Norm) and the late Marion Frank (late Lloyd). Sadly missed by extended family Patti and John Roberts and by a number of nieces and nephews. Lyle was born in St. Thomas on September 9, 1941, the son of the late Williams John and Alice (Beales) Bowes. Lyle worked over 33 years at Canadian Timken and at Shoppers Drug Store a number of years. He enjoyed umpiring in St. Thomas and district over 40 plus years.
The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. A celebration of life will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 11:00 a.m. Cremation has taken place, with private entombment of ashes in Union Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to C.J. D. Research (Crutzfeldt Jacob Disease), the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.