Henry Barrow Bowers

Bowers, Henry Barrow – Age 78, of Musquodoboit Harbour, passed away on November 23, 2016, following an 18-month battle with brain cancer. He was the second son of the late Samuel and Helen Bowers.

Henry was the beloved husband of Jennifer for 53 years; wonderful father of Helen (Gerry Judah), London, England; Sarah (Brian Coxhead), Fall River; and Nigel (Dawn Carlisle), Hillier, Ont.; and treasured grandad of Julius and Raphael Judah, Luke and Andrew Coxhead, and Jason Carlisle. He is also survived by brothers, Samuel and Garry; sisters, Mary, Beth; nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Henry was predeceased by older brother, George; nephew, Aaron.

Henry grew up on a farm in Ontario and agriculture was his passion. He obtained a MSA from the Ontario Agricultural College. He was a pioneer Charolais breeder, starting with the first Charolais bull to enter Canada in 1956. He was a great promoter of the breed for 40 years. He was a lifetime supporter of the 4-H movement. Last year he gave up being treasurer of the Nova Scotia 4-H marketing committee which he had served for 27 years. Among his many agricultural endeavours in Nova Scotia, he was chair of the Natural Products Marketing Council, General Manager of the Farm Debt Review Board and Executive Director of Agri-Futures.

After selling the farm in Urbania in 1999 and retiring to Musquodoboit Harbour, he and Jennifer enjoyed many adventures around the world. We wonder if they play spades in heaven.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Henry’s life will be on Friday at 1 p.m. in St. Thomas Anglican Church, Musquodoboit Harbour. Burial will be in the church cemetery followed by refreshments in Petpeswick Yacht Club. Donations may be made to Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation – Cancer Research.

Many thanks to Dr. Helmut Hollenhorst and the staff of the Dickson Cancer Centre.

Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.

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