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Melvin Walter Gowan

July 17, 1938 ~ December 8, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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“The last goodbye is the hardest one to say, this is where the Cowboy rides away”

Melvin Walter Gowan

July 17,1938 – December 8, 2023

Surrounded by his family, Mel passed away peacefully on December 8, 2023.   He will be sadly missed by his sons Craig (Kathy), Russ (Cindy) and Ray (Deb), as well as his 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.  Predeceased by his wife Sophie (2023), parents Harold and Margaret and brother Ralph.  Also survived by his sister Ruth and brothers Ken (Peggy), Terry and Dave (Nancy), as well as many nieces and nephews.

After retiring from a career as a master Electrician, Mel enjoyed spending more time on and off the farm with his horses.  Mel was a highly respected horseman, in both the Standardbred industry and Riding horse community.  He raised and raced many outstanding  Standardbred horses. Regularly seen in his cowboy hat and boots, he served the community and various organizations, including the Wallacetown   Agricultural Society, the Double D Saddle Club and hosted the annual Cactus, Cattle and Cowboy campout and trail ride.  He was a volunteer for the Trans Canada Trail and played a vital role in helping to build and maintain the local trails.  Mel will be missed in the community, by his many friends and fellow horseman and trail riders. 

A Celebration of Life will take place in honour of both Mel and Sophie in the spring/summer of 2024. 

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