BOWLER (MELVYN JAMES)
13.06.1944 - 06.01.2022 Passed away suddenly at Joondalup Hospital aged 77 years.
Mel was a loving, devoted husband to Joan for 57 years. A caring, generous, funny and beautiful father to Chemaine and Jacque. Loved father-in-law to Bill, adored Pop to Daniel, Josie, Riley and Luca.
We are so proud of your successful career and your dedicated service to others. You will remain in our hearts forever.
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Our deepest sympathies to Joan, Chemaine, Jacque and family on Mel's passing.
Mel Bowler was all things to all that knew him, certainly a wonderful communicator, his dry sense of humour and wit were second to none. Our friendship grew strongly over the past 5 years or so and am proud to call Mel a bloody good mate and will miss him dearly.
A mentor, a gentleman, a dear friend
Charlie and Karen Thomas
Thinking of Chemaine, Bill and family and your dear Mum at this sad time. Cling to all the happy memories you have.
Love to all
Ken and Jannine White and family.
On behalf of Bill Mott from the WA Police Service. Bill held Mel in the highest regard and often spoke of how much he enjoyed working with Mel during a complex project they were both in charge of at the time. I know Bill would be deeply saddened at Mel’s sudden passing and in the few times I met him found him to be very kind and personable. Deepest condolences from Kerryn Mott.
BOWLER (Melvyn James):
March and April 1985 were extremely important and lucky months for me.
I got one of the best jobs I have ever had and I got to work with a handful of the best people I have ever worked with. Mel was one of them.
Mel was the first person that I worked with when I started at the CSA in April 1985. I was lucky enough to be given the job of helping him on a very important project. I worked intensively with him for months, until the project was completed and thereafter until he left the CSA. I am proud of the work that I did on that project but Mel was magnificent!
He was a proper mentor and leader. He was knowledgeable, energetic, ethical, tough, caring, intelligent, interesting, funny and modest.
Despite the fact that I was an absolute novice he never spoke down to me and he was inclusive, instructive, trusting and patient.
If Mel had any flaws, he hid them well. I can’t think of any. He was outstanding.
His family have every right to be proud of Mel and his achievements.
I am very sad to hear of his passing and also the fact that I lost touch with him and haven’t seen him for a very long time. But despite that, I thought of him often and he is impossible to forget.
My condolences to Joan, Chemaine and Jacque and family.
Much loved brother of Gary and brother-in-law of Diane. Fond uncle of Steven, Karen and families. You were always brave and strong, Mel. We have many special memories of you and you will be very much missed by us all. Rest in peace, Mel.
BOWLER MELVYN Mel's sudden death has saddened not only his immediate family but many close friends. He was more than a brother to me, he was my good friend and a great host. I will miss Mel's humour and wit, and our weekly coffee mornings.
Our love to Joan and family. Rest in Peace Mel.
Ian, Shirley and families.
BOWLER MEL Deepest sympathy on Mel's sudden passing to Joan, Chemaine, Jacque and families. Mel was a man of honour, a family man and a special friend over many years. He will be sorely missed.
John and Jan Burke
BOWLER MELVYN Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Joan, Chemaine, Jacque, and families on passing of Mel. Love from Mary, Melanie, Ashley and family. RIP Mel.
I was privileged to work with this gentleman. His contribution to members of the CSA shall be an enduring legacy.
Thoughts are with you Joan and family on the sudden passing of Mel. We have fond memories of our many days in Kalbarri. Very sadly missed. Julie and all at KMVA.
Deepest sympathy to Joan, Chemaine, Jacque and Families, also to Garry, Ian and Family. Mel will be missed deeply by his Family and Friends. A deeply respected friend to Wayne (dec). Julie Easther
BOWLER MEL You had the trifecta, with your courage, integrity and wit. Our loving thoughts to Joanie and families. Grae, Marg, Annette, Cameron
BOWLER MELVYN Deepest sympathy on Mel's sudden passing to Joan, Chemaine, Jacque and families. Mel was a special friend over many years a man who always put family first. He was always the life of the party, had many stories to tell and had many friends as an audience. We will all miss you Mel, very dear friend.
BOWLER (MELVYN JAMES)
Deepest sympathy to Joan, Chemaine, Jacque and families on your loss. Mel was a lifelong friend of Jan and Jim. He was loved for his wit, humour and generous nature. RIP
Our deepest sympathy to Joan, Chemaine, Jacque and families in the sudden loss of their beloved Mel. A true friend for 60 plus years to Kevin and Jenny and family.
May he Rest in Peace.
BOWLER MEL Farewell Mel. I will miss our weekly coffee and catch up. Always enjoyed your company and thoughtful conversation.
Our sympathies to Joan, Ian and families.
Vale and RIP Mel. John and Janie Keddie
We are very saddened at the passing of Mel who was a valued friend and work mate. With his family, he made a significant contribution to the early development of Exmouth. Our sympathy to Joan, Chemaine and Jacque.
Doug Bathgate and Sara.
We will miss you Mel. A true gentleman, a man of integrity, our dear friend. So many wonderful memories and laughs.
Rest in Peace Mel.
Our deepest sympathy to Joan, Chemaine, Jacque and family. All our love, Jan and Joe.
Fondest memories of a great friend for over 60 years. The world has lost a special person. Deepest sympathy to Joan, Chemaine, Jacque and all the extended family.
Ray (dec), Kerry and family
BOWLER MEL Our love and empathy to dear Joan, Chemaine, Jacquie and families for your sad loss of Mel.
Decades of happy memories.
Bev and the late Tony Puleo and family.
BOWLER MEL Our loving thoughts are with Joan, Chemaine, Jacque and families.
Mel was a brother I never had and a true friend of over 60 years.
A Gentleman. A perfect example for families, friends, everyone.
He will remain in our hearts forever.
Barry and Julie Arnold and family.
BOWLER MEL Founding member of GOWF 2005.
Our heartfelt condolences to Joan, Chemaine, Jacque and families.
May you find comfort in knowing Mel touched the lives of everyone in our club.
His wit, humour and integrity were greatly appreciated.
Vale Mel the Magnificient.