BOWLES, Brian William (67) of Dunmore Road, St. Andrews, Antigonish County, passed away on December 5, 2017, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Brian was raised in Alder River, Guysborough County, a beloved son of the late Vincent and Vera (Sweeney) Bowles. Brian worked in the construction field as a heavy equipment operator for over 40 years, where he was known as an extremely hard-working and detail-oriented man who wanted to do things right. He also had a passion for racing (Riverside Speedway), hockey (Montreal Canadians), motorcycles, and a great love and respect for the ocean, the great outdoors, and the little things in life. Brian was a very loving, kind and devoted family man, especially to his True Love, his wife, Diana; children, Robert, Dunmore; Brian (Samantha), Dartmouth; and Angela (Ryan), Antigonish; grandchildren, Shawn, Haley (Greg), Dalton, Coira, and Seamus; great-grandchildren, Jace and Paisley; brothers, James, Alder River; Wayne (Anna), Dunmore; David, Dunmore; Everett, Glen Road; Francis, Pomquet River and Vincent, Dunmore; sisters, Evelyn “Dolly”, New Glasgow; Donna (Roger) Mansfield, Antigonish and Theresa, Antigonish. Predeceased by brother Harold, sister Mary and a brother and sister in infancy. The funeral service will be private and burial will take place at a later date. In Memoriam, donations to St. Martha's Regional Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society (MDS/AML) appreciated. “Tomorrow is a new day,” is what he would say in all the adversity he faced during his battle with cancer. The strength he demonstrated will allow us to carry forward his love in all of our hearts. Thank you, Dad. Online condolences: