Elmeda (Martin) Bowman

of Gowanstown, Ontario, entered into the presence of her Lord on Thursday, December 14, 2023 at her residence at the age of 78.  Elmeda was born in Woolwich Township on December 4, 1945 and was the daughter of the late Osiah and Melinda Martin.

Cherished wife of the late Alvin Bowman (2021) whom she married on June 15, 1967.  They shared 54 years together.  Loving mother of Brian and Monica Bowman of Gowanstown, Robert and Delphine Bowman of Listowel and Marlene and Carl Bauman of Bancroft.  Fondly remembered by her 17 grandchildren: Rosalie, Sherry, Derek, Xavier, Vincent, Patrick, Colton, Korbyn; Andrea, Renita, Gary, Cheryl, Darcy; Lianna, Micah, Jeriah and Talia. Sister of Mervin Martin, Elmeda Martin, David and Verda Martin, Aden and Debbie Martin, Abner and Wanda Martin, Osiah and Marilyn Martin, Eileen and James Horst and Oscar and Shirley Martin.  Sister-in-law of Edwin and Nancy Bowman, Minerva Martin, Elizabeth and Peter Martin and Lucinda Brubacher.  Predeceased by infant daughter Nancy Bowman, daughter-in-law Marilyn Bowman, brother’s and sister’s-in-law Amsey and Fran Martin, Delton Martin, Cleason Martin, Luella and Stuart Martin, Daniel and Verna Martin, father-in-law and mother-in-law Cyrus and Salome Bowman, and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Urias Martin, Cleason Brubacher, Ervin and Magdalena Bowman, Esther and Reuben Martin.

Elmeda was a faithful member of Brookside Conservative Mennonite Church for many years. Her love for the Lord and genuine care for others was an inspiration.

The family would like to thank everyone that has expressed their prayers and tokens of sympathy.

Family and friends are invited for visitation and viewing at Brookside Conservative Mennonite Church, Carthage, 7800 Perth County Road 131, Listowel, N4W 3G9 on Thursday, December 21, 2023 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

A Funeral Service will be held at Donegal Mennonite Fellowship Church 7021 Perth County Rd 147, Atwood, ON N0G 1B0, on Perth Line 147 in the center of Donegal on Friday, December 22, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. with Brookside Conservative Mennonite Church officiating, the service will be available to listen to by calling 647-478-7145 ext 993403.

Interment at Brookside Mennonite Church cemetery