BOWER, John William 'Johnny' - (November 8, 1924 - December 26, 2017) -
Passed away peacefully at Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga at the age of 93, with his family at his side on Tuesday, December 26, 2017.
Beloved husband of Nancy for 69 years. Devoted father of John (Janice), Cynthia (Bill), and Barbara (Dean).
Cherished grandfather of John III Bower (Karine), Bruce Bower (Robin), Kelly Smith-Bower, Staci Switch (Brad), Alison Lodermeier (Wade), Dale Smith (Christopher), Krista Crawford (Kyle), Sheldon Cosco, and great-grandfather of Chloe Bower, Caden Bower, Levi Lodermeier, Harper Switch, William Gravel-Tremblay and Remi Gravel-Tremblay. Dear brother of Anne Batting.
A private family service and inurnment will be held at Glen Oaks funeral home and cemetery, in Oakville.
The Toronto Maple Leafs club will host a Celebration of Life honouring Johnny Bower on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 at 3 p.m. at the Air Canada Centre, Toronto.
Details for this event are as follows: The Celebration of Life will be open to the public with doors opening at 2 p.m. The Gate 1 entrance of Air Canada Centre will be the only point of entry for the event. Seating will be available in the arena stands of Air Canada Centre, on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating on the arena floor will be reserved for the family and special guests by invitation. Members of the Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Club and MLSE organization will be in attendance, along with Toronto Maple Leaf alumni and guests from the National Hockey League.
A semi-private visitation will be held for Johnny at Glen Oaks Funeral Home on Thursday, January 4, 2018 from 6 - 9 p.m., where those with a close personal relationship with him or his family are welcome to pay their respects.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Trillium Health Partners - Credit Valley Hospital or to the Mississauga Humane Society would be appreciated.