Ellen Marie Bowser surrounded by love, passed into Gods grace on Tuesday,
Feb. 16, at Maplewood Manor in Alberton, P.E.I. In the presence of her daughter,
Christine, and Ellen's best friend of more than 50 yrs, Kathy MacDonald.
Ellen was born in Grand Bank, N.L., in 1942 to the late
Michael and Sylvia Hackett. Ellen was predeceased by her adoring husband,
Wayne Michael Bowser. Ellen is survived by her son, Kevin (Sandy), Kitchener,
Ont., loving and devoted daughters, Christine Ritchie, Portage, P.E.I., and
Marie MacLeod (Andrew), Halifax, N.S. Sisters, Joan Bartlett (Reg) Dartmouth,
N.S., Patty Morgans, Australia, and brother, Michael Hackett (Shirley), Lwr.
Sackville, N.S. Ellen is also survived by her loving sister-in-law, Patricia
DeYoung (Michael), Dartmouth, N.S., mother-in-law, Yvonne Bowser (Dartmouth,
N.S.). In addition Ellen will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces and
nephews. Ellen will be greatly missed and for all time honoured by her grandchildren,
Jeffrey, Morgan (P.E.I.), Sarah,
Stephanie, Cilian (Kitchener, Ont.), Nicholas and Allan (Halifax N.S.).
Ellen and Wayne raised their family in Dartmouth, N.S., she worked at Bank
of Nova Scotia and Central Trust. Ellen always enjoyed being the scorekeeper
at all of the company ball games. When Ellen and Wayne relocated to P.E.I.
in 1979 she continued her work in banking at Central Trust. She also became
very involved in the Lions Club of Winsloe, P.E.I. as a Lioness. Ellen and
Wayne moved to the NWT in 1987 where they lived and made many friends in Rankin
Inlet, Iqaluit, Cape Dorset and Inuvik. Ellen retired after working for the
Public Works Office in Iqaluit. Ellen and Wayne were not done their travels
in Canada and moved once again to Edmonton, Alta., before retiring to their
beloved Island. Mom, will always be remembered as the most quiet and unfailing
supporter of her family. Mom never judged and was always happy to quietly guide
people in the right direction. If mistakes were made, not once would Mom hold
them against you. Mom had a quiet strength that belied her demeanor. Remains
are entrusted to Ferguson's Funeral Home in O'Leary, P.E.I. Cremation to take
place and service will be held in St. Peter's Church in Dartmouth, N.S., on
Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 12 p.m.
Born in: Torbay, Newfoundland, Canada
Born on: 20/01/1923
Passed away in: Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Passed away on: 13/11/2010
The death occurred peacefully at the Prince County Hospital, Summerside, on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, of Gemma Josephine MacCormack (nee Gosse) of Summerside, aged 87 years. Gemma was born on Jan. 20, 1923, in Torbay, Newfoundland, to her late parents, Frank and Josephine (nee Maher) Gosse. Beloved wife of the late Daniel MacCormack and loving mother of Frank
(Louise) of Summerside, Billie (Claude) Gallant of Charlottetown, Gail (Jack) Praught of Summerside, Larry (Jan) of Oromocto, N.B., Mary Clair (Rick) Maclagan of Edmonton, Alta., Anne (Bud) Brander of Summerside, and Joe of Calgary, Alta. Also lovingly remembered by her 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Survived by her sister
Rita McGrattan of Halifax, N.S. Besides her husband and parents, Gemma was predeceased by her step-mother Bridget Gosse, her brother Jack, her sister Agnes and step-brother Francis Gosse. Resting at the East Prince Funeral Home, 245 Pope Road, Summerside, until Wednesday, Nov. 17, then to St. Paul's Church, Summerside, for funeral mass at 10 a.m. Interment to take place in
the church cemetery. Visiting hours on Tuesday evening only, 6-9 p.m. Memorial donations in Gemma's memory to the Prince County Hospital Foundation or to St. Paul's Cemetery Fund would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org Arrangements entrusted to the East Prince Funeral Home, Summerside.