Morag (Carwithen) Bowie

Morag (Carwithen) Bowie

BOWIE, Morag (Carwithen)

(Auntie Mo) died on Dec. 15, 2011 at the great age of 96. Morag was the last surviving child of Chris and Annie Carwithen of Headquarters Rd. She was the Granddaughter of Reginald Terry Carwithen one of the original pioneer families of the Comox Valley. Morag was born on August 10th 1915 in Cumberland, BC.

She was a proud member of the Tsolum Girls BC Championship Basketball Team of 1932. Morag joined the CWAC in the fall of 1940 and followed her husband Bob to England. Morag worked in London during the Blitz and had the distinction of being the first BC woman to be greeted upon her return by her wounded husband. Morag was predeceased by her husband Bob in 1982 and is survived by her four children, Ian (Sue), Jane Keoughan (Paul), Betty Lund (Bill) and Doug (Gayle), seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Morag lived her whole life on Headquarters Rd, and was known for her beautiful oil paintings. She was also an avid gardener and enjoyed hiking with the 39’ers and swam until she was 94. Family was the most important part of Morags life. She will be greatly missed by all.

A celebration of Morags life will take place on Thursday December 22, 2011 at 1:00 pm from the Chapel of Piercy’s Funeral Home in Courtenay.

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