Christopher Reed Bowman

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Christopher Reed Bowman

March 02, 2019

South Portland - Christopher Reed Bowman, 28, of South Portland, died at home on Saturday, March 2nd.

Chris is survived by his father and best friend, Arthur, his loving mother Lisa, his sister Brianna, his cousins, aunts and uncles, David, Gail, Aimee and Evan Bowman, Judy, Dani and Jason O'Brien, and Meredith Reed, as well as his constant companion Cassius, dear friend Olivia and countless other friends.

For the past decade, Chris struggled with enormous strength through addiction, depression, and anxiety. During this time he often made great gains and spent meaningful time with family and friends. In the last months of his life, he pursued sobriety in community with others, and during this time achieved consistent health and happiness.

Throughout his life, Chris found solace and joy in nature, particularly the ocean. He loved to fish and boat, and would be the first to tell you about his big catch. He spent countless days on Great Diamond Island, enjoying Casco Bay with family and friends.

Chris was a curious and imaginative person who expressed his creativity and love through cooking. He worked in numerous restaurants throughout Portland and was known for his off-menu dishes that he prepared for friends and co-workers.

Chris' mischievous grin often opened into a bright and infectious smile. When it did, he could light up a room and keep you laughing or dancing for hours. Even in his darkest times, his enormous heart and care were evident. He was fiercely loyal and would do anything to help the people he held close, as well as others in recovery.

Chris' family expresses their deepest thanks to all who supported and loved him throughout his life.

A celebration of Chris' life will be held at the Elizabeth Hobbs Hospitality Center, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland, ME, on Saturday, March 9th from 2-5 pm. Those who would like to honor Chris are asked to make a contribution in his name to the Portland Recovery Community Center.
Published on March 4, 2019
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11 posts

Amy Grant
Mar 16, 2019
Dear Mitch, I'm so sorry for the loss of your son Christopher. My prayers go out to you and your family!
Bruce Reber
Mar 11, 2019
My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends. May you find some comfort in the promise found in Revelation 21: 3-4 and 1 Thessalonians 4:14. Knowing that there is an opportunity to be reunited with loved ones.
Bob Cyr
Mar 10, 2019
It's been many years since our paths have crossed . I'm so sorry for your loss and you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Wendall Leonard
Mar 09, 2019
Mitch, so sorry to hear of your loss.
Gail Cote
Mar 07, 2019
My sincere sympathy to Mitch, Lisa and Briana in the loss of your dear Chris..In my heart, I know he is now in the loving arms of his Nana Elsie and God is surrounding them both with His love and peace.
F. Louis
Mar 05, 2019
My condolences goes out to your family. Times such as these are tough. May you receive strength and encouragement from the “Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort” in your time of need. He also promise that one day we’ll be able to see our love ones again by means of a “resurrection”.
- 2 Corinthians 1:3,4; Acts 24:15.
Harry and Sharon Rideout
Mar 05, 2019
Our sincere condolences to all of Christopher's family.
Blessings, as you grieve his death. He was so young.
Harry and Sharon Rideout
Mar 05, 2019
Our sincere condolences to all of Christopher's family.
Blessings, as you grieve his death. He was so young.
A parent
Mar 05, 2019
My heart breaks for you and the loss of your son. Thank you for graciously sharing his life story with us. You are not alone.
Frank & Bobbi Coombs
Mar 05, 2019
We are saddened to hear of your loss of your precious son...our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Lisa brothers
Mar 04, 2019
Mitch, Lisa and Brianna, I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you all.