Moved with his family to the USA in 1949. Moved to Rochester,NY area in 1954, and was resident in Churchville. Retired at end of 1978 as supervisor of Transportation in the school area of Churchville and Chile. They bought a home near Lakeland,Florida to live in during the winters in their retirement. They have a cottage on the Mississippi Lake near Innisville where they live during the summer (they sold the house in Churchville).
“BOWES, Robert Melville - Mr. Bowes passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at Lanark Lodge, Perth, on Friday afternoon, October 21st 2011, in his 95th year. Robert Melville Bowes, dear son of the late Robert Oliver Bowes and the late Laura Jane Baird, Mel was born on October 27th 1916, in Adamston Township, near Renfrew, Ontario. He was also predeceased in 1994 by his beloved wife, Alice Edith Cooke. Mel was the loving husband of Betty Bowes (nee Stock), of Perth. Cherished father to: Carolyn (Bill) Repass of Danville, NY, Connie (Jack) Myers of Rochester, NY, Patsy (late Michael) Ward of Morristown, NY, and Paul (Diane) Bowes of Westfield, PA. Grandpa will be sadly missed by his 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and his great-great-grandson. Mel was preceded in death by his brothers: Asa and Walter; and his sister, Florence, as well as step-sons Brian, David, Montgomery, and Wesley Smith. Mel will be terribly missed by his step-daughter, Linda (Jack) Poirier of Perth. To honour Mel’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Friends may call at the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home., 15 Victoria Street, Perth, Ontario on Saturday, October 29th from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. A memorial service will follow in the O’Dacre Family Chapel at 1:00 p.m. thence to interment at Boyd’s Cemetery, Innisville. In memory of Mr. Bowes, donations to Lanark Lodge, or the Canadian Cancer Society, would be appreciated. Mel’s funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth 613-267-3082. Source: Family papers - Newspaper clipping”