The passing of Terrence “TJ” Joseph Bowlen, husband of Rita McCarthy of Fredericton, NB, occurred on December 23, 2021 at Hospice Fredericton. Born on February 28, 1948 in Fredericton, NB, he was the son of the late Charles and Evelyn (Donovan) Bowlen. Terry worked as a Forest Ranger for the Department of Natural Resources.
In addition to his loving wife, Terry is survived by his children, Robert “Bob” Bowlen of Ontario and Erin Bowlen of Fredericton; siblings, Charlie Bowlen (Gaynell), Judy Leavitt (Kenneth), Bonnie O'Donnell (Frank), Mary Ellen Bowlen, Tim Bowlen, Janice Bowlen, Theresa Guitard (Marc), all of Fredericton and Mike Bowlen (Marg) of Nova Scotia; chosen brother, Sheldon Geldart (Gayle); mother-in-law, Antoinette McCarthy; brother-in-law, Michael McCarthy (Gizele); sister-in-law, Margaret McCarthy (Joan Brown); close friends Barb and John Flinn, Jack and Yvonne Murphy; several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Terry was predeceased by father-in-law, Allard McCarthy; sister-in-law, Alice McCarthy-Overink.
Family request that mask are required unless you are eating and drinking, due to family health issues. A Celebration of Life will take place at the Nashwaaaksis Lions Club, Killarney Road on Sunday, May 22, 2022 from 1-4 pm. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to Fredericton Hospice. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com
Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no on can steal.”