Kay Bowden, 72 Mary Kathleen "Kay" Bowden, 72, a retired health care worker, died December 20 at Brockville General Hospital. She was born July 4, 1932 in Brockville and was raised here by her mother, Blanche Jackson. She went to Brockville schools and then worked at the Stetson hat factory. She married Frederick William "Fred" Bowden on September 8, 1951 in Brockville and moved to Toronto, where she worked in the Bradley Nursing Home. She moved to Germany and then came back and lived in Downsview (Toronto). In 1970 she moved back to Brockville and started working at St. Lawrence Lodge, retiring in 1993 due to poor health. Mrs. Bowden identified with the United Church. She enjoyed travelling and had been to Mexico, Cuba, Barbados, the United States and the east coast. She also liked gardening and knitting and enjoyed her home and family. She was proud to have received a plaque recognizing her as a descendant of a United Empire Loyalist through the Jackson family. She was predeceased by her husband Fred in 1994 and a grandson, Ernest Charles Peters, but is survived by two sons, Bill and wife Nancy of Prescott and Wilfred "Fred" and fiancee Tammy of Brockville, and four daughters, Karen Jackson and husband Donald of Brockville, Cathy Earl and husband Dwain of RR 4, Brockville, Diane Craig and husband Robert of Sarnia and Lorraiine Nault and husband Norman of Brockville. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Fred, Dawn-Marie, Wayne, Will, Ben, Brandon, Evelyn, Eric and Joseph; her special friend Ron Stevens of Brockville; and special cousins Lila Wade and husband Gordon of Carleton Place, Dorothy Bartlett of Saint John, N.B., and June Vanderveer and husband Ken of Brockville. Friends called at the Barclay Funeral Home, Brockville, where on December 23 the funeral was held, with Rev. Doug Blair officiating and David Merriman playing the bagpipes. Cremation was arranged and a private burial service was held December 28 at Glen Elbe Cemetery. Memorial donations were directed to the Kingston Regional Cancer Centre. Published in Section b, page 7 in the Thursday, January 6, 2005 edition of the Brockville Recorder & Times. Posted 4:38:29 PM Thursday, January 6, 2005.