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Dennis Gowan

August 14, 2018

Service Date: August 25, 2018

A Celebration of Life will be held for Dennis at Fordwich Nursing Home, 3063 Adelaide St, Fordwich, ON Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 1 p.m. Burial at a later date in St. Lawrence Valley Cemetery.

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Dennis Arthur, born 27 January 1940 in Creemore ON, passed away Tuesday, 14 August 2018, in Fordwich, Ontario. Predeceased by his parents Arthur and Bernice (Madill) Gowan. Loving brother to Judy Cook (Stu Steven) and Laurie (Roy) Clarke. Leaves behind his children Robert (late Carolyn) Gowan of Moorefield ON, Brian (late Debbie) Gowan of Cornwall ON and Karen (Jamie) Mason of Petawawa ON, their mother, late Marilyn (née Eamer) Gowan and Kyle Gowan (Melanie Hebert) of Sudbuy ON, his mother Kim. Loving Grandfather of Jennifer Gowan (Paul), Melissa Gowan (Dan), Kristina Gowan (Ryan), Michael Gowan (Nina), Kialah Mason (Kyle), Kobe Mason and Calvin Mason. The visits and the antics of his 12 great-grandchildren brightened many of his days. He will also be missed by several nieces and nephews.

Dennis lived the majority of his adult life in Cornwall, where he was employed with Tank Truck Transport, Cornwall Division from 1974 until his forced retirement in 2006 due to a stroke. He was a kind and gentle soul who always had a funny comment or trucking story to tell. Through the many adversities and challenges he faced, his spirit always remained strong. He so appreciated all those who helped him maintain a semblance of normalcy, especially the staff at Fordwich Nursing Home. He proudly served on the Resident Advisory Council, participated in various singing groups and enthusiastically embraced any and all field trips. Dennis was a true character, he had strong opinions and was not shy about sharing them. He had a heart of gold.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Dennis at Fordwich Nursing Home, 3063 Adelaide St, Fordwich, ON Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 1 p.m. Burial at a later date in St. Lawrence Valley Cemetery. If so desired, contributions to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family or to the Fordwich Nursing Home Resident Council (tax receipts cannot be issued).

While you will be missed dearly by family and friends, you are now free of your physical restraints. Your courage and perseverance have made you a true hero.

Rest in peace, Dennis.

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