MWO Ian Stanley Bowes “Bucky,” CD (Ret’d)
We regret to advise of the death of Firefighter Master Warrant Officer Ian Stanley Bowes “Bucky,” CD (Ret’d) of Charlottetown PE, peacefully on 17 February 2022 at age 78 after a 30-year battle with Huntington Disease.
Ian was born in Pictou NS and, as a youth, played rugby and participated in the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. He attended Pictou Academy and began his 29-year military service as a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Firefighter in 1960 at the age of sixteen. He began his trades training in Camp Borden ON after completing his Basic Training in St. Jean QC. Ian was then posted to RCAF Station Summerside PE to complete his Group 1 and 2 Fire Apprentice qualification. His other career postings included 447 Surface to Surface Squadron in Lamacaza QC; RCAF Station Summerside PE; Canadian Forces Base Penhold AB; Air Command Headquarters Winnipeg MB; and then CFB Baden, Germany where he served as Base Fire Chief.
Ian retired to Pictou NS in 1992 and divided his time between sailing his Dreamboat III and operating a fire consulting business serving the Maritimes. He was a compassionate and fair man driven to helping others in the community. Ian was a long-standing member of the Royal Canadian Legion Charlottetown Branch 1.
Ian is resting at the Hillsboro Funeral Home in Stratford PE. Due to current restrictions, visitation and funeral service will be by invitation only. Interment will take place later at Roman Catholic Cemetery in Charlottetown PE. Online condolences can be sent to the funeral home.