Chris Bowen Obituary, CityNews 660 Calgary Anchor Has Died

Chris Bowen Obituary, CityNews 660 Calgary Anchor Has Died

Chris Bowen Obituary: Remembering Chris Bowen: A Tribute to Calgary CityNews 660 Anchor

The passing of Chris Bowen, Calgary CityNews 660’s managing editor and midday anchor, has left the community in mourning. At just 38 years old, after a remarkable 17-year career on the air, Chris’s sudden departure has left a void that will be deeply felt by his family, friends, and colleagues.

A Beloved Friend and Colleague:

Chris Bowen was not just an exceptional broadcaster; he was a dear and beautiful soul cherished by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Born on December 25, 1984, Chris was the son of Suzanne and David Bowen, a brother to Adam Bowen, and a favorite uncle to Arthur. He touched the lives of many as a cousin, nephew, godson, and best friend. His warmth, openness, and humor made him instantly likable, and he formed lifelong bonds with those he met.

A Journey in Broadcasting:

Raised in Ontario, Chris pursued his passion for broadcasting at Humber College’s Radio Broadcasting Department in 2003. His quick wit and dry sense of humor endeared him to his classmates from the very start. Excelling in radio, he landed an internship at 680News in Toronto during his second year.

In June 2005, Chris ventured to Medicine Hat to work at CHAT radio and TV, where he became a beloved colleague through his reporting on My96 and the TV station. His journey eventually led him to Calgary, where he joined 660News and CityNews660, making an immediate impact with his charm and personality.

A Versatile Talent:

Over his 17 years at 660News and CityNews660, Chris Bowen’s talent shone brightly in various roles. He anchored evenings, weekends, and later moved on to mid-days. He covered major events like elections and natural disasters, including the 2013 Southern Alberta floods and the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires. Chris also mentored younger broadcasters, all while maintaining his trademark humor and witty sayings.

A Legacy of Laughter and Excellence:

In August 2022, Chris took on the role of managing editor, marking a significant milestone in his broadcasting career. His colleagues remember him as a gifted broadcaster with impeccable news sense, yet approachable and fun-loving. Despite making everyone around him laugh, Chris remained the consummate professional on-air.

Memorial Service:

A memorial service for Chris will be held in Kitchener-Waterloo at a later date. For those in Calgary and surrounding areas, a gathering will take place on Saturday, August 5, 2023, from 2 to 5 p.m. at St. James Corner, 1219 1 St SW. This will be an opportunity for Chris’s family, friends, and admirers to come together to remember and celebrate the life of this remarkable individual.

The passing of Chris Bowen has left an indelible mark on Calgary CityNews 660 and the broadcasting community. His quirky humor, caring nature, and dedication to his craft will be cherished and missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. As we gather to honor his memory, let us remember the joy and laughter he brought to our lives and the exceptional legacy he leaves behind.

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