In Loving Memory of Martin Bowen
It is with extreme sadness that Chambers announces the death of Martin Bowen, our Practice Manager, on 7th April.
Martin passed away at home, cared for by his wonderful wife Diane with the support of their children and family. Although a dedicated and integral part of Pendragon Chambers, Martin was first and foremost a family man whose priority was always the Bowen “gang”. His love for Diane and children Rebecca, Joel, Alex and Nyle was obvious and he shared many proud dad moments with us in Chambers over the years.
He was also a devoted son and brother, supporting his family in what has been an incredibly difficult time lately through family illness and loss. His lovely mum Laura passed away in October and the strength Martin showed whilst battling his own illness was remarkable and testament to the man he was. Always putting others first.
In his work life, Martin was a consummate professional with a talent for his trade. One of the most recognisable faces of Chambers, he was well liked and respected by all of our clients. He was a true gentleman. A friend. Always upbeat, whatever the world had thrown at him that day. He was funny and loved to laugh. He and Nolan were formidable opponents in the banter stakes and you could look out if they were on good form.
Martin was also warm and generous and above all, he was kind. He was instrumental with Nolan in shaping Chambers not only into a successful business but into a place where people genuinely enjoy coming to work.
He was an avid supporter of Swansea City FC. What Martin didn’t know about the Swans wasn’t worth knowing and it was pure joy watching him as his team made it to the Premiership for a time.
He was a keen advocate for SNAS (Swansea and Neath Autistic Society) and Chambers has been glad to support his charitable work over the years.
He was a steady hand on the tiller and the “fixer” of problems. His steadfastness and loyalty were highly prized by us all in Chambers. He was the epitome of reliability and held in the highest regard by all who knew him professionally and personally.
There are no words to adequately thank Martin for the contribution he made to Chambers nor to express the huge loss that we feel. We remain incredibly privileged to have called him our friend and colleague for more than 17 years. We would like to think he stayed so long because some of these feelings were mutual. He was Chambers’ “Dad”. We loved him and we will miss him always.
Our thoughts go out to Diane, Rebecca, Joel, Alex and Nyle and all of Martin’s family and friends.
All at Pendragon.
The family are extremely grateful for the kind wishes they have received and for those who have enquired, they have kindly requested that donations in Martin’s memory be made to The National Autistic Society – wales via funeral-notices.co.uk/bookingref/901919162