Pearson Bowerman died quietly on 1 November 2005 at 89 years of age, at the George Hees Veteran Residence at Sunnybrook Hospital.
Pearson served with the Royal Canadian Engineers during the Second World War from September 1939 to August 1945, seeing action throughout France and Belgium. Returning from overseas he lived most of his life in Toronto. After working for 36 years in the newspaper industry as a writer, editor, and proofreader, he retired from the Toronto Star in 1981.
A memorial service was held on 5 November 2005 in the Sunnybrook Chapel. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Tengye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Temple, 11 Madison Ave., Toronto M5R 2S2. [zsd, zpp]