Tributes Pour In For Clitheroe Retired Dentist

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Tributes have been pouring in for retired dentist and well-respected pillar of the Clitheroe community, Kenneth Bowker, who has died at the age of 95 years old.

Mr Bowker graduated from Edinburgh Dental School and Hospital and during the war he served in the Army Dental Corps before being employed in the Middle East. After the war, Mr Bowker and his wife lived in Perthshire before relocating to Clitheroe in 1947. Mr Bowker opened a new dental practice in York Street, which is now known as Aspinall, Nolan & Malloch.

During his many years in Clitheroe Mr Bowker became a very popular figure thanks to his dedication to his profession and his work with the Rotary Club. He became President of the Rotary Club of Clitheroe in 1960.

Margaret, Kenneth’s wife, worked at the practice as a dental nurse until their daughter, Helen, was born. She later moved to the USA with her family and her father forged links with the Rotary Club in the USA.

Margaret sadly passed away in 2004 but the couple enjoyed caravanning and touring the UK after Kenneth retired from dentistry.

Kenneth is survived by his sister, his daughter, Rosalinde and four grandchildren.

A funeral service was held at Trinity Methodist Church to celebrate Mr Bowker’s life.

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