Arthur was born on the Polar Star Ranch approximately 7-8 miles north of Esterhazy on September 18, 1939. From there his family moved to two other farms in the area. The Stack farm was one of them and was where his sister, Charlene, was welcomed to the family. Eventually his parents, George and Louise Fowler, bought the family farm in the suburbs of Zeneta in 1952. His parents then welcomed a second sister, Betsy, after they settled at the family farm.
Arthur went to Zeneta school and decided to quit at the age of 14 to help his parents on the farm. He also helped his father with off the farm work such as fuel delivery, hauling livestock and also helped his neighbors any chance he had.
The Fowlers became good friends with the Krall’s who lived on the next quarter to the east of them. Arthur became best friends with their son Jake and started falling for their daughter Adeline. Eventually Arthur’s parents semi-retired and moved to Esterhazy and Arthur married his first love Adeline Krall on November 4, 1978 and continued living on the family farm.
In 1981, Arthur and Adeline welcomed a baby boy, Jacob George, into their lives who was the only child they had together. Adeline had a biological daughter (Natalie) whom Arthur proudly referred to as his daughter as well. He was also proud to call her children and grandchildren his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Throughout his years at the farm, Arthur would spend a lot of time with his nieces and nephews doing farm work, processing livestock, fixing things, teaching them to drive standard and many other things that involved spending time with his family and possibly teaching them something in the process.
Arthur was never a big farmer, as he only farmed 5 quarters of land and had approximately 40-50 head of cattle at his biggest, but believed in working hard, staying out of debt and keeping his family fed. He was a humble man who wasn’t looking to get rich, he was happy providing for his family and spending as much time as he could with family and friends.
Unfortunately, Arthur’s first love, Adeline, passed away in November of 1998 after a multiyear battle with cancer. Arthur then married his second love, Isobel Fowler, on November 2, 2001 and gained a step-daughter, two step-sons and seven grandchildren in the process.
Arthur moved from the suburbs of Zeneta into Esterhazy in 1999 for a year or so before he and his second wife bought a house in the non-thriving metropolis of Zeneta. Over the next 14 years he endured two hip replacements, a heart attack and a broken vertebra in his neck before he and his wife decided to get a place in Coaldale Alberta to be closer to their grandchildren. They wintered in Alberta and summered in Saskatchewan for the first summer, then decided to move to Alberta full time.
Unfortunately, in February of 2018, he lost his second love to another battle with Cancer. In April of 2018 he moved back to Saskatchewan where he lived with his son Jake for a bit before he moved into an Elk’s Senior duplex in Esterhazy for a few months then made his final move into Westhaven Manor, a beautiful personal care home in Langenburg, Saskatchewan where he lived until his passing.
Arthur was a humble, compassionate, happy, hard working family man who valued every relationship he had, loved a good conversation and most of all, loved God.
Arthur was predeceased by his father (George Fowler), mother (Louise Hendrich), wives (Adeline Krall and Isabel Fowler) and many brothers-in law and sisters-in law. He leaves behind his sisters, Charlene Sippola and Betsy Bawden, his son Jacob Fowler (Cherisse), daughter-in law Amanda Fowler, daughter Natalie McGillvray (Wade), step-daughter Wendy Nelson (Keith), step-son David Nelson (Susan), step-son Gary Nelson (Marieta), seven step-grandchildren, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, four sisters-in law and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
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