BOWES, Mrs. Louanne (nee Donivan), of St. Thomas, formerly of Chapleau, ON, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, May 8, 2015, in her 61st year. Beloved wife of Richard “Rick” Bowes. Dearly loved mother of Crystal Gruendler (Mark) of St. Thomas, A.J. Bowes (Lisa), and Jason Bowes (Amy), all of Chapleau. Cherished grandmother of Karinna, Conner, Robbie, Danika, Wyatt, and Wade. Dear sister of Larry Donivan (Marjolaine) of Chapleau, Bruce Donivan (Linda) of Timmins, the late Lynda Joly (Andre of Chapleau), and the late Mike Donivan (Claire of Moorfield). Loving sister-in-law of Bob Bowes (Susie) of Chapleau, and Kathy McLaughlan (Gary) of Barrie. Dear niece of Yvonne Burns of London. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Born in Chapleau, ON, February 14, 1955, she was the daughter of the late William and Edna (nee Chasse) Donivan. Louanne was an Assistant Resident Manager at the Wellington Park Towers, St. Thomas. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A public memorial service to celebrate Louanne’s life will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Tuesday, May 12th at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations to the STEGH Foundation gratefully acknowledged.
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