George M. Bowman


Bowman, George M.

George went to be with his Lord on November 6, 2020, passing away peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Listowel, a month shy of his 90th birthday. He is survived by his wife MaryAnn of Floradale; children Jean Bowman of Kitchener, Kevin Bowman of Wawa, Harold (Jolene) Shoemaker of Elmira, Cecil (Lorna) Shoemaker of Waterloo, Glen (Verna) Shoemaker of Elmira, Paul (Lucy) Shoemaker of Montreal, Marj (Kirk) Pomerleau of Floradale, Joyce (Ben) Onyeka of Waterloo, Ken (Carol) Shoemaker of Wellesley, and Merle (Christina) Shoemaker of Kitchener. He also leaves behind 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Will be missed by brother-in-law Ivan Martin, and sisters-in-law Edna (Levi) Shantz, Matilda Martin, and Sarah Bowman. Predeceased by his parents Ishmael and Rachel (Martin) Bowman, first wife Eileen (Martin) Bowman, and brothers Sidney, Norman and Ephraim.

George was a longtime resident of Floradale, and enjoyed working at the feed mill for many years before starting his own landscaping and gardening business. George always wanted a big family, and got his wish when he remarried MaryAnn Shoemaker in 2001, growing his family from three to ten! He would often be seen on his riding mower or tractor; he always kept his furrows straight, and never met a cat he didn’t love. He will be missed by all. Thank you to the staff at Caressant Care for their wonderful and compassionate care of George during his stay there.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 9, 2020 from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 9-10 a.m. at Crystal View Mennonite Church, 2167 Floradale Road, Floradale. Masks are mandatory. Please remain in your vehicle until a parking attendant invites you in. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. Please register your attendance for the service by calling Dreisinger Funeral Home at 519-669-2207. The service will be livestreamed and can be viewed on the funeral home website.  A private family interment at Crystal View Mennonite Cemetery will follow the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Christian Aid Ministries would be appreciated.


To donate, please mail a cheque directly to the address below. Call the funeral home at 519-669-2207 to place a card to the family. As always, we accept donations by cash or cheque at the funeral home.

Christian Aid Ministries
1 Parkview Drive Box 46
Moorefield, Ontario
N0G 2K0