In memory of

Craig Derek "Dutchie" Bowerman

June 23, 1969 -  March 21, 2020

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


(5 of 5)

Grant Downey (Friend)

Entered March 25, 2020 from toronto

Craiger .... I shall most certainly MISS You for years to come.
It was an Honor and a Pleasure to have known you.
Many Thanks again for your help thru some tough times, Brother of mine.
I'll see you on the other side one day ..... But Not before our Leafs win a CUP
GO LEAFS GO !! : ))
**(when they FINALLY DO raise the Cup in 2035, I'll place a dozen Blue & White roses at your grave !! : ))

Debbie Webbe (Coworker)

Entered March 26, 2020

Miss Me But Let Me Go

Miss Me But Let Me Go
Submitted By: sebringirw

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little-but not too long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss me-but let me go

For this is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone.
It's all part of the Master's plan
A step on the road to home

When you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds
Miss me but let me go.

Author: Anonymous

Rest in Paradise

The Greens, Nemeths, Martins and Coles (“Family”)

Entered March 26, 2020 from Scarborough

Although most of us in our family didn’t have the pleasure of meeting Craig we felt that we knew him because of our brother Warren who worked with Craig and spoke fondly of him. During Craig’s illness Warren spent many hours with his friend and would update us on how he was doing and it just became second nature, we were connected to Craig through our brother. When it became evident that Craig didn’t have much time left we could tell it was not easy for him to see his friend in pain never is.

Our deepest condolences to his friends and work family may your memories of Craig live on always.

May his soul Rest In Peace as he reunites with his Maker and parents...God bless😇🙏🏽

Humberto (Bert) Cabral (Co-Worker / Friend)

Entered March 27, 2020 from Milton

Rest In Peace my Friend you will be missed

Connie Bower (Customer of Myron)

Entered April 29, 2020 from Westerville

Derek (as I knew him) was truly a professional when it came to what he did for Myron!
I had the pleasure of knowing him for many years - always personable and a pleasure to talk to. He will be greatly missed !!!!

Connie Bower
Westerville, Ohio


(5 of 24)