|Birth: ||Jun. 2, 1870, Canada|
|Death: ||1959, Canada|
FORMER TEACHER PASSES AT HOMEó
Dated September 21, 1959óBonny Riveró
The community of Bonny River was grieved by the death of Mrs. Bessie Almira (Young) Bowden, which occurred at her home here after three months illness.
Mrs. Bowden was born June 2, 1870 at Oak Bay, the eldest child of the late George M and Annie (McAllister) Young. She attended school at Oak Bay and later graduated from the then Provincial Normal School in Fredericton. After teaching in Sackville, Milltown, St. Stephen and other schools, she entered Mount Allison Ladies College, Sackville, from where she graduated in 1905. She was the first teacher of household science in New Brunswick public schools, teaching first at Kingston Consolidated.
Mrs. Bowden was a member of the United Church of Canada and a charter member of the IODE in St. Stephen. In 1906 she married William Bowden of Bonny River.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Bowden is survived by two sons, Arnold A of Montreal and Alfred W of St. Stephen, and one daughter, Mrs. Charles Davis (Edith) of Bonny River. Another son, Richard, died a number of years ago. Also surviving are three grandchildren; a brother, Rev. H S Young of Toronto and several nephews and nieces.
The funeral, largely attended, was held last Wednesday afternoon after prayers at the home, in the United Baptist Church at Second Falls, conducted by the pastor, Rev. C A Hicks. Two hymns were sung by H Eugene Wilson, Rock of Ages and The Valley of Peace.
Pallbearers were Charles Craig, Milton McVicar, and H Allison Craig of Bonny River, William Young of Oak Bay, Llewelyn Spinney and Angus Grant of St. George.
Burial was in the family lot in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Relatives and friends attended the funeral from Montreal, Fredericton, St. Stephen, St. Andrews, St. George, Oak Bay, Pennfield, Rollingdam, Calais, ME, and other points in the county.
The large number of floral tributes received included those from Eastern Pulpwood Co. employees, Calais; officers and members of Granite Chapter No. 15, OES, St. George; past matrons of the Chapter and Mr. and Mrs. R D Caldwell Stewart, St. George.
"Donated by Jill Justason"
Second Falls United Baptist Cemetery
New Brunswick, Canada
Created by: Beth Ivie-Allen
Record added: Apr 29, 2009
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