Ernest F. Bowman passed away Jan. 6, 2021 peacefully in his home with his family by his side. Ernest was born Feb. 14, 1952 in Rockland.
Ernie was a selfless man in every sense of the word. He spent his whole life ensuring his family had a better life than he had before meeting his wife. He married his childhood sweetheart at 17. They raised a beautiful family and found great pride in their children and grandchildren. Ernie worked for more than 50 years in retail management. He loved to travel, keep his yard pristine, and, above all else, he loved spending time with his family.
He is predeceased by his beloved mother, Barbara Perry Bowman; his brother, Arthur “Squeak” Bowman; his sister-in-law, Loretta “Bunny” Bowman; and his lifelong friend and brother-in-law, Robert “Jake” Jacobs.
Ernie is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Jamie Bowman; daughter, Michelle “Shelley” Dickinson and her husband Dale of Bath; son, Shane Bowman and his wife Tammy of Bardstown, Ky.; son, Tony Bowman and his wife Karen of Waldoboro; grandchildren, Nichole, Ashley, Madeline, Alex, Rachel, Zach, and Lex; and great-granddaughter, Olivia.
In lieu of flowers, if you would like to make a memorial donation in Ernie’s name, please send it to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Due to COVID-19 no services will be held. Special thank you to Dr. Robert Merrill, MaineHealth Care at Home, and the local hospice doctors, nurses, and CNAs.
To share your thoughts and condolences with the family, please visit desmondfuneralhomes.com.