Kenneth Henry Gowan
Kenneth H. Gowan passed peacefully with his loving family by his side on May 22, 2023. Ken was born on September 29, 1937 in Digdeguash, NB. He was predeceased by his wife, Sheila (Oliver) Gowan, the mother of his children. He is survived by his five children, Keith (Pam), Pearl (Rick), Peter (Pat), Marguerite (Randy) and Rosemary (Lyon). His grandchildren Kristina, Jerramie, Matthew, Adam, Michael, Tristan, Jared, William, Victoria and Andrew. Great-grandchildren Jake, Corbin, Jordyn, Olivia, Alec, Owen, Kinley, Emrys, Amelia, and Evelyn. He was also predeceased by his parents, Willard and Helen Gowan and by his second wife Sandra (Purdy) Dow.
Ken was a self-made man having worked many jobs throughout his life to support his family. Those jobs included working in the woods cutting pulp with his horse, Prince, lobster fishing, weir fishing and driving dump trucks. Ken eventually started his own business, Kenneth Gowan Construction, driving dump trucks and operating heavy equipment. He got immense enjoyment from working around the Charlotte County area and meeting new people. His standards were high, and he took pride in a job well done.
Ken was also well known in the wreath making industry, working many years November and December providing jobs for the people of Charlotte County. Bethel was the heart of the industry with many companies coming after him. He was a trendsetter for the industry. Many thousands of wreaths went through his yard each year.
After his retirement Ken enjoyed puttering around the Bay of Fundy in his boat. He also had many projects to keep him busy and amused, making kindling bundles and helping out his neighbours. He never completely retired. He was not one to be idle. Ken was a familiar sight at Tim’s with one of his brothers Bobby or Norvel drinking coffee and driving around the Charlotte County area. There were always new roads to travel.
He will be sadly missed by his family and everyone who knew him.
In keeping with Ken’s wishes a private graveside service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Charlotte County Cancer or to the Charlotte County SPCA.