Bernard Ianson Bowen - Earl's Funeral Home
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Bernard Ianson Bowen

Bernard Ianson Bowen

Bernard Ianson Bowen late of River Bay, St. Lucy, entered peacefully into rest at age 60. …

Bernard Ianson Bowen late of River Bay, St. Lucy, entered peacefully into rest at age 60.  Former Fire Officer of the Barbados Fire Service. Former Chairman and Member of the Barbados Fire Service Association.  Former Regional President of the International Association of Black Professional Firefighters (I.A.B.P.F.F.).  Former founding member of Caribbean Association of Fire Fighters (C.A.F.F).

Son of the late Waple Todd nee Bowen and Sydney Todd.

Father of Jamar McCaskie (BPWCCUL), Kevin McCaskie (A&C Security, former employee of Almond Beach) and Natalie Joseph (U.S.A.).

Grandfather of Kori Joseph (U.S.A.)

Nephew of Georgia Taylor (U.S.A.), Claudine Peart (U.K.) and Patricia Waterman.

Cousin of Pearline Phillips, Mark Smith, Sonia Taylor-Moore, Vera Springer (U.S.A.), Yvette Drayton, Ashton and Deborah Parris and many more too numerous to mention.

Relative of the Bowen, Todd, Brome, Hinds, Yearwood, Downes, Smith, Taylor, Jackman and Parris families.

Friend of Anthony King, Rosemary Mayers, Glyne Bourne, Daveson Deane, Juanita Greaves, Ingrid Griffith, Yvonne McCaskie-Waterman, Samuel and Vernitha Small (U.S.A.), Morella George, the Dominican Fire Department, the Barbados Customs and Excise Department and many others too numerous to mention.

The funeral of the late Bernard Ianson Bowen leaves Earl’s Funeral Home, Half Moon Fort, St. Lucy, on Monday, August 20th at 1:00 p.m. for St. Clement’s Anglican Church, Near Lowlands, St. Lucy where relatives and friends are asked to meet for the Service of Thanksgiving and the interment at 3:30 p.m.  The organist and choir are kindly asked to attend.  Tributes commence at 3:00 p.m.

The body of the late Bernard Ianson Bowen will repose for viewing at the Bridgetown Fire Station, Probyn Street, St. Michael from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 17th, 2018.

Floral tributes may be sent to Earl’s Funeral Home no later than 12:30 p.m. on Monday

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  • Clotelle Goring

    My deepest sympathy to the Bowen family. May God grant you strength during this time. God bless.
    From Clotelle Goring & Family (US)

  • Sonia N. Moore

    Rest In Peace Cousin Ian!

  • Michael Bowen

    My sincere condolences to the family and friends at this time. Ian was my very close friend. It hurts so much to know that I can’t be there for my dear brother.
    May his soul Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory. Amen. 😢😥😪

  • Colleen E Harvey

    Condolences to Sonia, Pearline and family on the passing of Bernard.. May he RIP.

  • Keith H Boyce

    Rest in peace my dear friend my condolences to your family, you have made Barbados proud of you.
    You were a great friend, I will miss you and our chats. As you are only asleep until you are awaken by our Father Christ Jesus. Will meet again some day in the promise land, R.I.P MY FRIEND.

  • Glyne Alleyne

    The Executive Board of the Bajan Fire Fighters’ Charity extends condolences to the family, friends, and members of the Barbados Fire Service on the passing of retired acting Sub Officer Bernard Bowen.

  • Kearn Williams

    So sad to hear this. Rest in Peace Ian

  • Vera springer

    Ian I know you’re gone but will never be forgotten, I am going to miss my calls but we will some day meet up . LOVE. RIP

  • Derrick Boyce

    As growing up at dat time in Barbados, 75-1983, u were my top cuz, who I really looked up to……very sorry u leaving cuz, until we meet again, RIEP cuz, gone but will never be forgotten. Love u cuz… Str8.

  • David Harris

    Our deepest condolences you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Melverdine Davis (USA)

    Ian, my friend, u will be missed dearly here on earth, but our God had more usage for u because your work here on earth was finished. I loved u as a brother and we will meet one day. You will put out any fires that needs to be put out. May u Rest In Peace and rise in Glory. Amen

  • Simon Bernard Bourne F.O. 149

    My condolences goes out to all the family and close friends of my “brother in arms” Bernard Bowen. You will be sadly missed. Rest in peace and rise in glory brother, and let light perpetual shine upon you.

  • Shirnelle Greenidge-Hunte

    My condolences goes out to the family and I pray that the heavenly Father give them the strength to be strong today. All prayers are with you each and everyone.

  • Arlie Connolly

    On behalf of the Connolly family. Our condolences and prayers are with you the family as you experience this lost. He was one of the guys that help to keep me straight always very positive when we were at C.P.

  • Zelma Bowen

    My sincere condolences to families and friends of Ian. Sorry to hear of his passing. You are all in my prayers and thoughts. I will still be looking for him in that upstairs window on my way to River Bay when I come to Barbados.

  • Gary Thompson

    Rest in Eternal Peace my Brother. I’ll meet you at Roll Call again one day

  • Henderson Nicholls

    Gone but not forgotten truly a remarkable gentleman. Rest in peace

  • Tracia Batson-Dottin

    My condolences are extended to the family and friends of Bernard, may he R.I.P and rise in glory. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with me 💕

  • Maureen Small

    My heartfelt condolences to Ian’s family and friend. Sorry to hear of his passing. I’m really going to miss you Ian, until we meet again my dear friend. Love forever. May his soul Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory. Amen.

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