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Harriet Bowden

April 21, 2021

Harriet Bowden

Harriet Bowden

April 21, 2021

It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing of Harriet Frances Bowden. Harriet was born on January 20th, 1954 in Dryden Ontario. After a lengthy battle with diabetes and a heart condition, Harriet passed away on April 21st, 2021 in the Abbotsford Regional Hospital in Abbotsford British Columbia. 

Harriet was full of zest and loved life. Harriet loved all of her family, friends, all animals and anyone lucky enough to have met and got to know Harriet.

Even though Harriet had severe and disabling health problems, she was never one to complain. She always felt she was okay and someone else was worse off than her.

Harriet volunteered for many worthy foundations and was generous with herself and her time.

Harriet will be sadly missed but never forgotten by all the people that had the fortune of meeting and loving Harriet.

As per Harriet's wishes her remains will be inurned with her mother in her burial plot in Dryden, Ontario.

A celebration of life will be held for friends and family at a later date in the home and yard in Chilliwack, BC that Harriet loved.

You are invited to leave a personal message for the family.

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Harriet was a gift to the world and will be sorely missed by everyone that had the privilege of knowing her.

~ Velma Frechette

Harriet, I miss you so very much, although your health was failing you could fool anybody, I never heard you crying or feeling sorry for yourself I would say to you “ don’t you wonder why you” and you would say because. You were the BEST friend anybody could ever have, For 48 years I’ve enjoyed every visit we ever had.My sons loved you too , my grandchildren also. I’ve never had anybody that made me laugh so hard, we had many many good times that I’ll cherish for ever. Lance could hardly answer the phone when he’d see your number cause he’d start giggling, Oh boy . The memories will stay with me Missing you with all my heart ❤️

~ Marilyn LaFontaine

Always a big smile and great sense of humour.  A woman warrior who definitely will be missed and thought of often.  💜

~ Shirley Chursky

You will be very missed, Harriet. You have been part of our family for almost 40 years. So many good times and many many laughs! Much love from Dan and Jo

~ Dan and Joanne O’Hara

Your wife will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know her. May you find peace and love in the memories you cherish. My condolences 

~ Ana zuniaga

My condolences to the family and all that loved Harriett. She was an easy person to love and I’m grateful to have had the laughs and good times together she shared with me and my family.  My heart is broken. See you on the other side my brave,  funny, superhero.. Love you Harriett .RIP

~ Burnett

Your voice and infectious smile will be missed Harriet. Never forgotten loved by so many rest in heavenly peace my friend .

~ Betgstrom

My most heartfelt condolences to all family and friends of Harriet. 

I have heard so many wonderful things about Harriet and how she made a positive impact on so many.

 Wishing you love and comfort during your grievances. 


~ Stephanie Jones


Your obituary describes you well.  I would add that you were a great neighbour, particularly to Mabel Walter.  You did many good things for Mabel and you were a valued friend whom we and Mabel could count on.

Thanks for who you were.

You will be well remembered in our hearts.


~ Bruce Walter

My dear friend, it’s been 2 weeks now and I’m still having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that you are gone!! I keep thinking, “Oh, I’ll ask Harriet” or I’ll think about something I want to tell you, and then I remember I can’t. That’s the hardest thing.

You were the bravest, most generous, no nonsense person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. We shared so much laughter, and more than a few tears. 

I hope you realize how much you will always mean to so many people. We all marvelled at the strength you showed us for many, many years. Always smiling, and never one to complain, but I know how tired you had gotten over the past few months so I’m glad  that your troubles are over. 

Our condolences to everyone that loves you. We miss you terribly.

Forever in our hearts,
Laura and Jim

~ Laura Dean

I can only recall growing up together in Dryden and attending High School and Highland dance classes together. As in reading other messages from her friends in B.C, she was much loved and lots of fun, as that is how I remember her. My condolences to her family and friends and may she be in peace.

~ Nancy Allan Ross

I was sorry to hear of Harriet’s passing. I went to high school with Harriet and have so many fun memories of our good times. She was a force to be reckoned with and a very funny lady. She will be missed by all who knew her.

~ Gaye McLeod

Harriet truly was a sweetheart...we knew each other as kids and her spirit left it's mark on me...her presence always left me with a calming feeling...even though we were not real close...I have always felt a kinship with her...although we must go...its still a sad day when someone like her leaves...with fond memoriesI...t was good to know know you...Harv 

~ Harvey LaBrash

I knew Harriet when we were in high school. I remember her as being very sweet. We lost touch and I always wondered what became of her. My deepest condolences to her loved ones.      


~ Anne Shaw Adams