Sadly, at the Sault Area Hospital on Friday September 7, 2012, Elmer Dowding in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Rose. Loving father of Ed (Ruth), Suzanne Kelly, Margaret Manzo (Peter), Al (Valerie), Ann Burch (Larry), John (Andrea), and Paul (Shelagh). Dear grandpa of Michael, Katherine, Chris, Courtney, Peter John, Michael, Stephanie and Jennifer. Loving great grandpa of 5. Dearly loved son of the late Alfred and Irene Dowding. Brother of the late Edna, late Almetta, and the late Bud. Brother-in-law of Joseph Boyer (Barb), and Clarence Boyer (Marcie). Elmer was uncle to many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at O’Sullivan Donnelly Funeral Home and Cremation Center, corner of Cathcart and St. James Sts., Monday September 10th, 2012 from 1:00p.m. until time of service in the chapel at 3:00p.m.. Private family interment will take place. Memorial contributions to the Sault Area Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. (Arrangements entrusted to O’Sullivan Donnelly Funeral Home 705-759-8456). Condolences are available online at www.osullivandonnellyfuneralhome.com
Alvin was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion.
At the going down of the sun
And in the morning
We will remember them.
Members of the Royal Canadian Legion are requested to assemble at O’Sullivan Donnelly Funeral Home and Cremation Center, on Monday, September 10th, 2012 at 2:00 pm for a memorial service for the late Alvin Elmer Dowding
Do not stand at my gave and weep;
I am not there.
I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond’s glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the
I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet
Birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that sine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there.
I did not die.