Jean Bowering

Jean Bowering

Sunday, August 10th, 1919 Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

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Obituary for Jean Elizabeth Bowering (Brunk)

In loving memory of Jean Elizabeth (Brunk) Bowering who passed away quietly on September 22nd at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener in her 101st year. She was the devoted wife of D. Allan Bowering (predeceased) and loving mother of Correne (Ron) Scheepers, Burlington, Elva Keip, Ottawa and Pat (Eric) Carlson, Kitchener. She was loving “Gramma” to Jeff (Melanie) Scheepers, Burlington, Ryan (Yoshie) Carlson, Ebina, Japan, Craig (Kristen) Carlson, Toronto, Lily (Jordan Dias), Milton, Claire (Nick) Milton, Ottawa and great-grandchildren Jeremy and Samantha Scheepers, Sophia Mei and Jonah Carlson.

Jean is survived by sisters Della (Albert) Watts, Betty (Robert) Borders, sisters-in-law Sandra (Ronald) Brunk, Ruth (Gordon) Bell and Mary (Raymond) Bowering. She was predeceased by parents Clara and Vernon Brunk and siblings Nyle (Alma) Brunk, Delmer (Jean) Brunk, Ronald (Sandra) Brunk and Helen (John) Gingrich. She is lovingly remembered by many nieces/nephews and their families.

Jean was an active member of the Walkerton Baptist Church devoting much of her time to the support of mission work abroad. In her final years Jean spent her time knitting baby layette sets and there are hundreds of babies in the Amazon, Peru, S. Africa, Swaziland, Kenya and Ethiopia that have been kept warm by her expression of love.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff at Parkwood Retirement Suites for their care of Mom these last 4 years and very special thanks to the staff at the Grand River Stroke Unit (particularly Brianne, Joanne, Julia, Dr. Moolman and Dr. Hakim) for their kindness and care in her final days.

Funeral arrangements will be handled by Cameron Funeral Home in Walkerton and a graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, September 26, 2019. A celebration of Jean’s life was held on August 24th on the occasion of her 100th birthday at a time when she was able to enjoy the occasion and spend time with all her family and friends. She was so thrilled to experience that day and the family would like to express their appreciation to everyone who came to celebrate her life.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to one of Jean’s favourite charities: Isaiah Projects Peru Family Ministry ( or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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    Thursday, September 26th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Walkerton Cemetery
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    Thursday, September 26th, 2019
    Rev. David Williams
  • Interment

    Walkerton Cemetery
    Cemetery Road
    Walkerton, Ontario
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Kim (Setley) Miller

So sorry to hear about your mom She was a great lady and a great neighbour. My thoughts are wih your family
Comment | Posted at 04:29pm via Condolence

Gerald and Helen Kieffer

So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Your Mom and Dad were wonderful neighbour’s. All of your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jerry and Helen Kieffer
Comment | Posted at 06:05pm via Condolence

Val Kerr

So sorry to hear of Mrs. Bowering's passing. She was a really caring and gracious neighbour on Griffith St. Deepest sympathies to all of you. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time together.
Val Kerr
Comment | Posted at 05:31pm via Condolence

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