Lois Bowes

Lois Irene Bowes (Torry)

Friday, March 27th, 1931 - Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
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Lois Irene Bowes (nee Torry), of Hanover, passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 in her 90th year. She was born in Bentinck Township on March 27, 1931 to George and Reta (nee Boyce) Torry.

Beloved wife of the late Don Bowes (1993). Dear mother of Donna (George) Schenk of Kitchener, Bill Bowes of Hanover and Steve (Trish) Bowes of Kincardine. Loving grandmother of Kyle Schenk and Andrew (Camille) Schenk both of Kitchener, Mitchell (Alexandra) Bowes of Hamilton, Michael Bowes of Hanover, Cody Bowes and Mikhayla Bowes both of Kincardine. Proud great-grandmother of Kailey Schenk. Dear sister of the late Jean Campbell (2020) and Georgina Torry (2019). She will be remembered by her nieces and nephews.

Lois spoke fondly of her years as switchboard operator at Bell Telephone. She then helped Don with their business, Reliable Services. She enjoyed sewing, riding her bike, plants and gardening and was a long time member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Hanover.

A private family service will be held with interment in Hanover Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy to the Alzheimer Society of Grey Bruce and may be made through Cameron’s in Walkerton. Cards available to the funeral home. To leave an online condolence or donation, please visit
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    Hanover Cemetery
    95 7th Avenue
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Donations are being accepted for: ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF GREY-BRUCE INC..


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Kathy Butson

Posted at 01:24pm
Dear Donna, Steve, Trish, and Bill,

I'm very sorry to learn of your Mom's passing by reading the Hanover Post online obituaries. The photo of Lois reminds me exactly of how she looked when I was a child/teenager in Hanover, so many years ago. Lois and Don were always so good to me and my Nana (Marg McMillan) loved them both. I share in your sorrow and hope that fond memories of your dear mother and the love of friends and family help ease your grief.


Posted at 07:38pm
Dear Donna, George and Family,
My sincerest sympathies to you in this time of sorrow on the death of your Mom Lois. I recall your Mom hosting "tent" sleep overs for us girls in your back yard when we were about 11 years old, and it gives me a smile. Know I am thinking of you.

Cindy and Uwe

Posted at 09:50am
Donna, Bill, Steve and families,
We are thinking of all of you with heartfelt sympathy and we share in your sorrow. Your mom was a part of my life growing up, on special occasions and I enjoyed our visits in later years.
Uwe and Cindy

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