Craig Bowman

May  31st, 1951 March  12th, 2024
Calgary, Alberta
Craig Bowman

Welcome to this joyful and uplifting memorial webpage dedicated to the remarkable life of our dear Father and Husband. While our hearts may be heavy, we choose to honour him with smiles, laughter, and a celebration of the love he shared with us all.

Obituary

Craig Bowman, a man of integrity and a pillar of the Bowman Family Roofing legacy, passed away on March 12, 2024. He leaves behind a legacy of hard work, unwavering laughter and love, and community spirit that will forever resonate with those who knew him.

Born in 1951, Craig was a dedicated family man, a loyal friend, and a respected member of the community. His commitment to excellence was evident in every shingle he laid and every nail he drove. Craig’s work ethic was unmatched, and his craftsmanship was a testament to his dedication.

Beyond the roofing business, Craig had a passion for life. He loved hockey and golf, spending countless hours cheering for his favourite team and sharing the excitement with his family and friends. On the golf course, he found solace and camaraderie. Craig’s zest for life extended beyond sports; he was the first one on the dance floor at family gatherings, twirling his wife, Teri, or any willing partner, with a smile that would light up the room.

Teri, his beloved wife of 47 years, was his partner in every sense of the word. Together, they weathered storms, and built a life filled with love, laughter, and shared dreams. Their daughters, Sarah and Brooke, were Craig’s pride and joy. He instilled in them the same values of hard work, kindness, and compassion that defined his own character. Craig had unwavering pride for his son, Brent, as he followed in his footsteps, carrying forward the Bowman legacy.

Craig was more than a Roofer; he was a community advocate. Whether helping at local events, coaching youth hockey, he was always there to lend a helping hand. His impact extended far beyond the rooftops he repaired; it touched the hearts of everyone he encountered.

In his memory, let us celebrate Craig’s life—a life well-lived, a legacy well-built. As we say goodbye, let us remember the man who danced, laughed, and loved with all his heart. Craig Bowman will forever be the man who supported everyone, and the embodiment of integrity.

In honour of Craig, a man whose spirit soared like the eagles over the rugged peaks, we will gather as a family to celebrate a life well-lived. As we scatter his ashes upon the mountain tops, we will release him to the winds, knowing that he is forever a part of this majestic landscape.

Celebrating Craig Bowman’s Life: A Summer Tribute. As the warmth of summer envelops us, we will gather to honour the unshakable spirit of Craig Bowman—a man whose legacy echoes through the seasons. We will come together to celebrate the chapters he penned in our hearts. We will raise our glasses to the man who danced with life.

As an expression of your love and support, please share a personal memory that you have of Craig, below.

Rest in peace, Craig. Your legacy lives on.

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May 19, 2024
Dear Teri, Sara, Brent and Brooke
It has just come to my attention that you lost Craig this past March. We are so very sorry to know you are in pain and how much you must miss him. Craig was fun and got along with everyone. We looked forward to seeing the family at occasional get togethers when we were younger. Please know that we are thinking of you and hope that your memories will sustain you.
Sue (Namespetra) and Gary Pullam
March 21, 2024
Ahhh...what to say about a man I met at the Royal Dairy when I worked with his mom Marg, that was 1960 something. Later, I coached his son in house league hockey where Craig offered "moral support" endlessly (unsolicited, but made the team laugh! ) Later on our paths would cross on the streets of Guelph, I would be dropping off real estate flyers to obtain business, he would drive by in his truck checking roofs for potential business (we would laugh and then swear it worked - it sometimes did). He was a kind, always smiling well-mannered man. I was disappointed when he moved west but happy to know that was his wish. I offer my most genuine and heartfelt condolences to Terri and the family. He is missed.
Noel Myers
March 19, 2024
Deeply saddened to hear of Craig's passing. Condolences to the family. Craig was not only a great cousin but also a friend. A heck of a hockey and football player. Many great memories. Thanks "Boder"! Cous Larry
Larry Thatcher
March 16, 2024
We were deeply saddened to hear of Craig’s passing, but we also know how difficult the past few years have been for all of you. Your wonderful tribute speaks so eloquently of the man he was. We know Craig was a devoted husband and proud father. We remember him as a very special person who always had a smile. His work ethic was beyond exceptional. You were blessed to have him in your lives. Keep the good memories alive. Honour him by living your best lives going forward. He would want you all to be happy above all else.
Regards,
Diane and George Tyszka
Diane Tyszka
March 15, 2024
Sorry for your loss. He was a lot of fun and we had tons laughs playing hockey. Will be missed.
Dave Neath
March 15, 2024
So sorry to hear this news.My deepest condolences go out to Teri and the family.what a beautiful obituary,every word describes Craig as I will remember him.Always a great and loyal friend,truly someone I looked up to growing up and being one of those close friends that could always be counted on.So many great memories of time spent with Craig and our group of friends.We have all missed him since the family relocated out west,but definitely never forgotten.Rest in peace Craig,
Bruce Weiler
March 15, 2024
A good man with a heart of gold. He gave without question and laughed with all. My best friend from public school through trouble and more. We shared growing up ,eventually, with never a dull moment. Best man, best friend forever. Goodbye Craig.
Steven Pettipiere and Susan Mccaffrey
March 14, 2024
Terri and Family: Our sincere condolences to you all. We have fond memories of Craig❤️ A wonderful tribute paid to him here..John and Fernanda Clark Guelph, ON
John L Clark
March 14, 2024
Lots of great memories going back well over 50 years. High school, playing baseball, hockey and golf together. Your wedding, blocking you in your room with a pile of shingles outside your room, how ironic!
A great friend and we’ve missed you these last few years. Be at peace Craig and know that you’ll be remembered by all who knew you
Tom Jefferson
March 14, 2024
What can I say about the man I traveled with and shared many experiences during college and after.
Loved Craig when he did the "Boman Shuffle" .Although we parted ways long ago he is always in my thoughts.
Love to Terri and family
Greg
Greg Larsen
March 13, 2024
To my father, my hero and most importantly, my Noel. With very little words spoken on our early morning drives to the ice rink, I felt like we always just knew what each other was thinking. A father that provided safety, love and a whole lot of fun. I always wanted to make you so proud, but you were already always proud of all of us. You always knew how to make things better, and nothing beats the bag of smiles you would pull out, just when I needed it. Also, I'm pretty sure all my friends hung around me to be around you.... let's be fair. Miss you!
Sarah Bowman

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A Summer Tribute: Celebrating the lives of Craig and Bryan Bowman.

Under the sun’s warm embrace, we gather—a family united by love and memories. Craig and Bryan, brothers in life and now forever in spirit, deserve a celebration that echoes their laughter, their shared adventures, and the legacy they leave behind.

Date: A sun-kissed summer day (exact date to be announced).

Location: Backyard, adorned with twinkling lights and memories etched in every blade of grass. The barbecue grill stands ready, its smoky promise lingering in the air.

Family and friends, dancing and music, a sunset toast and a barbecue feast.

Craig and Bryan, you were the sturdy roof over our heads, the compass guiding us through life’s storms. May your spirits soar with the eagles, and may the mountains cradle your memory. Until we meet again on the dance floor, rest in peace.
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Ontario
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