Ernest F. Bowman

Jan 07, 2021
Ernest Bowman

Rockland — 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, kept his yard pristine and above all else he loved spending time with family.

He is predeceased by his beloved mother, Barbara Perry Bowman; brother Arthur (Squeak) Bowman; sister-in-law Loretta (Bunny) Bowman, and 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; sons Shane bowman and his wife, Tammy, of Bardstown, Ky., and Tony Bowman and his wife, Karen, of Waldoboro; grandchildren Nichole, Ashley, Madeline, Alex, Rachel, Zach and Lex, and his great-granddaughter Olivia.

In lieu of flowers, make a memorial donation in Ernie’s name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Due to COVID-19, no services will be held. Special thanks to Dr. Robert Merrill, Maine Home Healthcare and the local Hospice doctors, nurses and CANs.

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