Tuesday, July 16, 2024

San Pedro says "farewell" to Sir Barry Bowen


A memorial service for the late Sir Barry Bowen was held this afternoon at the Island Academy. Islanders joined the Bowen family to bid a farewell to the Belizean entrepreneur. The Celebration of his life commenced with a Special Tribute courtesy of the students of the Island Academy.

Speeches in honor of Sir Bowen were presented by Honorable Manuel Heredia Jr., Raymond Bowers, Dennis Woodriff, Wolfram Koehler, Johnny Grief, Henry Beissner, Shelley Stonesifer, Michael Bowen, Zander Bowen, Dustin Bowen, and Courtney Bowen.
Sir Barry Bowen passed from this life the evening of February 26th, 2010. Sir Barry was born in Belize City, Belize and made San Pedro, Ambergris Caye his home.
Sir Barry is survived by his loving wife Lady Dixie Bowen and his six children (Shelley Stonesifer, Kevin, Michael, Zander, Dustin and Courtney) and ten grandchildren. Sir Barry is also survived by his brother Bruce Bowen and his sister Pamela Pull.
A State Funeral for Sir Barry Bowen will be held on Tuesday, March 2nd at 10:00 a.m. in St. John’s Cathedral in Belize City.
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all those who have supported us during this time of loss.
-The Bowen Family

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