Isobel Christine Bower

Isobel Christine Bower

July 28, 1938 – August 3, 2015

Isobel Christine Bower (nee Biggin) was born on July 28, 1938, in Whitwell, Derbyshire, England to parents Albert Henry and Ida Emma (nee Newton) Biggin.

She was their only child. Isobel attended grammar school with her lifelong friend, Gwen Allsop.

Isobel met her husband, Robin Bower, at the age of 16. They were married on September 4, 1958 at the Methodist Church in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England.

As a young woman, Isobel enjoyed cycling. She, Robin and their friends toured throughout England and parts of mainland Europe on their bicycles.

Isobel and Robin immigrated with their three children to Lake Louise, Alberta, in the summer of 1968. They lived for many years in and around Calgary before spending a year in Algeria and finally settling in their home near Balfour in 1980.

Isobel enjoyed the company of her friends and family over many cups of tea and glasses of wine. She will be remembered for her kind, caring nature and good humour. Isobel’s roots ran deep in the community. She was loved dearly and will be missed by many.

Isobel is survived by her husband of nearly 57 years, Robin Bower, her children Richard, Susan and Krista (Keith); her grandchildren, Brent, Brian, Jolene, Amanda, Kyle, Sean and Erin; her great-grandchildren Dante, Caelyn, Lyra, Kaydence, Aurelia, Olivia and Lilith; her dear friends Barb and Gwen, and too many others to name.

Thank you to all the staff on the third floor of Kootenay Lake Hospital for taking such good care of our dear Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. She was extremely grateful to you for the care she received, as is her family.

Thank you to the Sonnichsen family for their love and support they’ve provided during the difficult time.

A memorial service is to be held for Isobel at a later date.

Megan Johnson of Thompson Funeral Service, Nelson, is entrusted with the cremation arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at

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