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1949 - 2021


With profound sadness the family of Neil Bowen announces his peaceful passing at home, surrounded by love, on Saturday, October 23rd at the of age 72.


Neil is lovingly remembered by his wife, best friend, and soulmate of 51 years, Louise; children, Tracy (James), Chad (Valerie), and Shelley (Victor); grandchildren: Matthew, Jacob, Brooks, Kaleigh, Jaida, Brody and Avery.


He was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Marie; siblings, Keith and Willa in-laws, Louie, Mary, and Brad (Deborah). Neil is survived by his sister, Jo Anne; in-laws Lynn and Greg (Margaret), and numerous nieces and nephews.  Neil’s memory is cherished by his best friend since childhood, Bob Warawa (Gail), and many other dear friends.


Born in High Prairie, Alberta, Neil grew up in Widewater, relocating to Edmonton after his dad’s passing. At 17 he met Louise and found the love of his life.  He took tremendous pride in their three children and found his greatest joy with their seven grandchildren.


A pipefitter by trade, Neil worked on various projects throughout Alberta, BC, and Saskatchewan, finishing his proud career as a Sr. General Superintendent for PCL Industrial Management.  Neil was known for his strong work ethic, character, integrity, and humble approach. 


A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00p.m., on Monday, November 1, 2021 at Connelly-McKinley St. Albert Funeral Home, 9 Muir Drive, St. Albert. To view the livestream, please visit


All attendees will require Photo ID and proof of vaccinations, or a negative COVID- 19 test within 72 hours.


We’d like to give our sincere thanks to all involved in his care at the Cross Cancer Institute and through the palliative homecare team.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Dr. Michael Chu’s CAR-T Cell research through the University of Alberta - Cancer Research Institute of Northern Alberta, in memory of Neil Bowen.



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Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home

St. Albert Chapel

(780) 458-2222