BOWERMAN, CRAIG DEREK "DUTCHIE" June 23, 1969 – March 16, 2020
Passed peacefully in his sleep at the age of 50 at Sunnybrook Hospital, after a valiant bout with cancer.
Beloved and only child to Violet Wilson (1930-2009) and Douglas Leland Bowerman (1920-1977).
Known as “Dutch” to his many friends, Craig was a true humanitarian whose compassion, decency, and caring for others was on full display when he looked after neighbour and good friend Peter Lewis (predeceased from cancer, 2018). It was a pleasure for all to return the favour in looking after Craig in his final days. Craig often lauded the many wonderful and loving doctors and support staff at Sunnybrook for their exemplary care they provided him over the years.
Employed by Myron Corporation in Scarborough as a customer service representative, Craig nurtured many relationships with clients across North America. Through their insights, Craig often related tales of how life was in their respective parts of the globe.
Craig also made many lifelong friends at Myron. A highly social person who loved the company of others, Craig’s friends meant Everything to him (a fact he always reminded them of)!
A true sports fan, “Craiger” loved his Dutch national soccer team and Toronto Maple Leafs, often joking how he “…Refused to die Until at least One of them won a championship....”
Craig was also semi-obsessed with horseracing, a passion he shared with lifelong friend Don Lee.
Dutch was a Saturday night regular at the Greenwood Racetrack. Among his fondest memories are his road trips with his boys to The Meadowlands in New Jersey to watch The Sport of Kings.
Final Arrangements for Craig will be announced when available.
Internment will take place at Pine Hills Cemetery & Funeral Centre, resting place of Craig’s parents.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society are greatly appreciated.
Notes of sympathy can be made online at www.etouch.ca.
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