Don (Donald) Arthur Bowness of Rimbey passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Friday, November 30, 2012 at the age of 67 years. Don was born in Olds, AB., and raised in the James River area until moving to Alhambra. Later moved to the Didsbury/Olds area where he met Sharon (Brinson), his wife and love of his life, to pursue a career in the drilling industry for 17 years, which built up his true passion of owning his own farm. In their later years they enjoyed traveling to Scotland to discover Don’s heritage, as well as Alaska, Panama and sunny Yuma, AZ. Don also enjoyed working for Allen B. Olson’s Auction Service in Rimbey. His memory will be cherished by his beloved wife, Sharon, two daughters, Connie (Larry) of Gull Lake, Lori (Randy) of Sherwood Park and 4 cherished grand- children, Nicole, Aaron, Sara and Megan. He will also be remembered by his very special mother-in-law, Eileen Brinson of Rimbey, brother-in-law, Wayne Brinson (Linda) and family of Rimbey; as well as numerous family, friends and neighbours. The family would like to thank the Red Deer and Rocky Dialysis Units, Unit 31 Staff at the Red Deer Hospital and an extra special thank you to the Red Deer College Student Nurses. A celebration of Don’s life will take place at a later date. If friends desire, and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Rocky Mountain House Hospital Dialysis Unit or the Red Deer Hospital Dialysis Unit (labeled for “patient comforts”) or STARS Air Ambulance.
Arrangements and cremation were provided by Parkland Funeral Home, Red Deer. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.parklandfuneralhome.com