BOWSTEAD JEMPSON, Mary Lou Mary Lou passed away in Perth Community Care Centre on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Alan Jempson and mother of Tim Bowstead and Heather Bowstead (Mike Ford). Mary Lou was the adored grandmother of twelve grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She will be sadly missed by her brother Bim (Deb) Blackadar, stepchildren Ian (Anaar), Linda (Blake) and Tony (Caroline) and all her family and friends. She was predeceased by her first husband Cyril Bowstead. Mary Lou earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Mount Allison University after which she went on to teach Fine Art in England, Nova Scotia and Ottawa high schools. The teaching included painting, life drawing, various print making techniques, ceramics and photography. After her retirement she continued to follow her passion for art in our home studio which included a full dark room, potter's wheel and kiln overlooking the Ottawa River. A memorial gathering will be held at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St., West, Perth on Saturday January 14, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. In remembrance of Mary Lou, contributions to the Parkinson Society would be appreciated.
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