Western University SociologyFaculty of Social Science

In Memoriam: Isabel Bowron

Bowron.jpgFormer Sociology department staff member, Isabel Bowron, died on Monday April 17th.  Isabel worked in the Sociology department for many years.  She served as an undergraduate counselor for quite some time, not only helping thousands of Sociology undergraduates navigate the program and its requirements, but also supporting faculty teaching in the undergraduate classroom. Sociology department Chair, Tracey Adams, recalls "I had the privilege of knowing her both in my roles as student and faculty member, and remember her as being wonderfully supportive, and funny."

We remember her with gratitude and fondness.

from her obituary:

BOWRON, Leah "Isabel" - Peacefully, on April 12th, 2017, surrounded by her family Leah "Isabel" Bowron (Currie) passed away at Sprucedale Care Centre. Loving wife of William Leroy for 60 years. Born August 4, 1939 in PEI. ... Isabel was the youngest of 10 siblings. ... Isabel enjoyed a long and gratifying career at UWO in the Law department for many years and retired from Sociology as a counsellor. She loved her students. Isabel was also a remarkable baker with pies and butter tarts her specialty along with short bread and sultana cake at Christmas. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's society, Heart and stroke, or charity of your choice would be appreciated. A huge thank you to all the staff at Sprucedale Care Centre for the love and care of Mom and a special shout out to the Nurse staff from Maple Gardens wing. Amazing care from amazing people. Cremation has taken place, celebration of Isabel's life at a later date.