Peacefully, after a courageous battle, with family by his side, on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton. Robert, loving husband of Dianne Gowan. Outstanding Dad of Samantha and her husband John Castles, Scott and his wife Marissa. Proud G-Dad of Sammy, Ahleigha, Alexa, and Flynn. Beloved son of Dick and Lil Colwell, and Neil and Muriel Gowan. Dear brother of Terry, Steve, Laura, Bob, and David. Uncle and friend to many.
Friends will be received at the Port Elgin Chapel of the T.A. Brown Funeral Home, 510 Mill Street, 519-832-2222, on Sunday, July 28th, 2013, from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday, at 11 a.m. with Rev. David Baker officiating. Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara.
Memorial donations to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation for Mesothelioma would be appreciated by the family, and can be made through the funeral home or by calling 1-888-224-6560.