Bob Bowen: Former SCARA Chairman

Dear Members,

I am very sad to report that Bob Bowen died on 28th April. He was 95 on 7th April but had not been well for several weeks.

Bob was one of the Founding Members of SCARA and was elected Chairman at the first SCARA meeting on 9th May 2005.

It was an inspirational move to “invent” SCARA and thus keep the spirit of OCL, P&OCL and P&ONL alive at the reunion lunches that followed. It is also a great tribute to Bob that SCARA continues to flourish to this day.

From my own time in Barking, I shall always remember Bob as a tremendous leader, full of fun and wit and very successful at improving our business. We shall all miss him greatly.

Bob’s funeral will not be for several weeks. Belinda will forward funeral details when she has them.

Mike Seymour


Dear SCARA Member,

Further to our message of 29 April please find below details for the funeral of Bob Bowen who was our first SCARA Chairman.

Date: Thursday 26 May 2022 at 12 p.m.

at Thamesview Crematorium, Gravesend Road, Chalk, Gravesend, Kent DA12 3JH

and afterwards at Ebsfleet United Football Club, The Kuflink Stadium, Stonebridge Road, Northfleet,

Gravesend, Kent DA11 9GN

Please notify Bob's daughter Jane Gooch if you will be attending the funeral (for catering purposes).

Kind regards,

Belinda McCormack

SCARA Membership Secretary