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Duncan George Peter Bowell, M.D.

July 22, 1943 — April 27, 2024

Dr. Duncan George Peter Bowell was a cherished husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. He passed away on April 27, 2024, at the age of 80. He was born to Fredrick Bowell and Jean Stirrett on July 22, 1943, in Thunder Bay, Ontario (formerly known as Port Arthur, Ontario).

Duncan is survived by his wife of 37 years, Maria Bowell, his children Cindy Hinkle and husband John Hinkle of Yorba Linda, C A., Suzanne Prenovost and husband Jason Prenovost of Lake Tapps, WA., Kathy Wirth and husband David Wirth of Dallas, Texas, John Streger and wife Paula Streger of Fort Myers, FL., and his sister Brenda Juhala of Coquitlam, BC.. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Cody Streger, Arielle Horton, Tallya Lutfak, Gabriella Lutfak, Daniella Lutfak, Zachery Prenovost, Connor Prenovost, Nathan Prenovost, Hanna Hinkle, Haley Hinkle, Brooklynn Wirth, and great-grandson Milo Streger. He was preceded in death by Parents Frederick Bowell , Jean Bowell- Abbott, his daughter Tricia Streger and his brother Donald Bowell.

Dr. Bowell attended Fort William Collegiate Institute during his high school years and then went on to attend Queens University where he earned his medical degree in General Medicine in 1968. He did his internship at Ottawa Civic Hospital. Following his internship, he was a partner at Port Arthur Clinic in Thunder Bay, Canada. He was recruited by Belaire Hospital in Houston in 1977 and was in solo practice, in 1987 he founded Doctors On Wilcrest a four-physician group. He served as President of Harris County Medical Society for the Southwest Houston branch, also as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for HCA West Houston Medical Center from 1998 to 2000. He worked in Brownsville, TX from 2000 to 2005. In 2005, he opened Main Street Medical Center of Vidor, in Vidor, TX. He has served as Medical Director for Vidor Health and Rehab, Harbor Hospice, Altus Hospice, and treating physician for Oakwood Manor. He faithfully served his Vidor patients for almost two decades.

In his own words, “Medicine was not just his job, but it was his passion.” His dedication to honing his craft speaks to his hard-working spirit and intelligence, as well as the love he had for being a doctor. He was a rare gem in the medical field as he truly cared about helping the person and went out of his way to be kind. His influence in the medical world will live on, and the deep impact he has had on his patients and fellow medical colleagues will not be forgotten. Many looked up to Dr. Bowell as an inspiration and a mentor, and his loss will be deeply felt both professionally and in his personal life.

Dr. Bowell was an avid golfer, and his game was never lacking. If you couldn’t find him, odds were that he was either drinking a cold beer or breaking par on the course!

Dr. Bowell will be missed more than can be expressed in words. He is loved and will continue to be loved by all those whose lives he touched.

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