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Tex Mowatt

September 27, 1927 - June 19, 2013


John Texearle “Tex” Mowatt
1927 – 2013

     It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Texearle “Tex” Mowatt, 85, on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Mountain Lake Seniors Community in Nelson.
     Tex was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on September 27, 1927 to Mabel and Arthur Dore.  At the age of 18 he moved from Vancouver to Nelson where he met and later married his one true love, Edith Monty on August 6, 1949.   In 1950 Tex purchased a small typewriter service business which he expanded over the years into J.T. Mowatt & Co. Ltd. to service the Kootenay and Okanagan regions and to include sales of business machines, office furniture and supplies.  He constructed many homes and office buildings in the Nelson area.  Tex was a very dynamic, self-taught, generous and hardworking individual, devoted to his family, friends and community.  He served terms as President of Silver King Ski Club, President of the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce, President of the President’s Club, Alderman and Mayor of Nelson, as well as volunteering countless hours to community service and numerous organizations.  Tex was one of the original key figures in planning and promoting the Nelson Aquatic Center, the Waterfront Recreational Development, and was instrumental in the founding, development and continued success of Whitewater Ski Area.   
     Tex was a Boy Scout leader and coached basketball and Little League Baseball.  He liked to fish, sail, golf, bike, ski, snowmobile, ballroom and square dance, play crib, chess, poker and was an avid reader.  He advised and assisted many people with financial, life and personal matters.  Tex always felt very blessed and thankful to live in Canada, especially in the West Kootenays on his farm in Crescent Valley where he enjoyed the hard work, fresh air and exercise.  He particularly loved riding over the fields on his dependable horse Choc accompanied by his faithful dog Cha Cha.
     Tex will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 63 years, Edith; daughter, Gaye Isenor; sons, John (Karess) Mowatt and Earl (Gerry) Mowatt; daughter, Jeanette (Nick) Rilkoff; grandchildren, Lareena, Vanessa and Kimberley Rilkoff, Evan Isenor, and Samantha Mowatt; brother, Art (Grace); many relatives and friends.  Tex was predeceased by his parents; eldest son, Grant; son-in-law, Glen Isenor; brothers, Stan and Bob; and sister, Kay.
     The family wishes to express a special thank you to Dr. Kirsten, Dr. Janz, the nurses and staff of Mountain Lake Seniors Community and Kootenay Lake Hospital.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
     At Tex’s request the cremation and memorial will be private.



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From: Chris Hemphill
Relation: know his son Earl

Earl and family – You have my sympathy. I know what you are going through having lost my father just a few weeks back. Your dad sounds like he was a great guy.


From: John Stanger
Relation: old friend

Hello Edith,
I was shocked and saddened by the news of your loss. It was not long ago that daughter Susan and I visited Tex on the farm. We were businesss neighbours on Baker Street and as fellow members of the Chamber of Commerce, worked together on City projects. We reminisced about the day we rode trail bikes, courtesy
of Markin Equipment, up a logging road in search of a new ski hill. We rounded a corner and entered a spectacular double bowled valley.. The search was over and the effort to develop Whitewater followed. Tex was a good man and a great Nelsonite, he will be missed.
On behalf of the Stanger family I offer our condolences to you and
the Mowatt family.

From: Rob and Verna McRory
Relation: Friends

Sending our condolences. It’s hard to lose a father…may the happy memories bring you comfort.

From: Anne Rutherglen
Relation: friend of John & Earl

My condolences to John and Earl and family. So sorry for your loss.

From: Cindy Paxton-Bowness
Relation: Long ago friend of Gayeand Grant

Gaye, Lyle and I send our thoughts to you and your family.

From: Heather McLean (MacDonald)
Relation: niece

I am so sorry for your loss, ever since my mom (Kay Bryksa) passed away I have lost touch with the family living here in Edmonton.
I just want you to know my thoughts are with you

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