Death of Frank Dowie -  We have just received news that Frank Dowie passed away on 19th April. This news came from Sid Gordon who read a note from Frank's family on his Facebook page. 
 
P.C. Frank Dowie
 
Frank, who was Scottish to the core, served here in the Bermuda Police from October 1970 - June 1974 having previously served for 4 years in the Lanarkshire Police. He worked for a while in Central Division before being transferred to Operations and then to Cycle Squad.
 
We extend our sincere condolences to his family. We will post more details as we receive them.
 
3rd May 2019
 
Update - We heard from Steve Tayloy today that he and John Riordan and Bob Porritt attended Frank's funeral and the reception which followed at Southport and Ainsdale Club earlier today to pay their respects to their old friend and colleague, and fellow footballer.  We again offer our sincere condolences to Frank's wife Gay, and to their son Steve, daughter Jackie, and all the Dowie family.  Frank was a very popular member of the Bermuda Police and will be fondly remembered by all who worked and socialize with him.
 
Editors note -  I'm currently in the UK and not able to post a photo Steve sent us from the reception, but we'll do our best to post it on our ExPo Facebook page.
 
 
 
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#4 Les Pearson 2019-04-25 01:44
My condolences to the family..I had the pleasure of working with Frank and also on the same soccer team...a great man...blessings les

Editors note - Les's views about Frank are shared by all who worked with Frank.

We have had a comment from Frank's brother which I have accidentally deleted. It would be most appreciated if you could send it again.
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#3 Jackie Booth 2019-04-21 13:43
This message is to conform that my dad, Frank Dowie has passed way on 19th April, peacefully at home with his family present. :sad:

Editors note - Many thanks for writing to us Jackie. We are all very sad indeed to hear about Frank. Please accept our sincere condolences from all of Frank;s "police family" in Bermuda, Those of us who knew him will have great memories of Frank.

It would be most appreciated if you could let us have funeral arrangements etc. so we can pass them to all of our members. You could contact us by email at
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#2 Mike Jent 2019-04-21 09:27
Very sad to hear of your passing Frank and remember your strong Scottish core.
My condolences to his family and friends
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#1 Terry 2019-04-20 15:53
Sad to hear of Frank passing on. I remember when he first arrived on the rock with Terry Warrilow, Les Pearson, et al.
I showed him around 1-2-3 beats and the Docks. After they threw me out of Central because I was booking 5 cab drivers a day for various offences I went to Dip Mail and still did it. Then I went to Cycle Squad and low and behold we all ended up there together Terry, Les, Frank and the OIC Tom Cassin.

God man Frank and as stated no one was more of a Wee Lad than Frank.

Condolences to his family.
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