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DOWSETT, Thomas William
DOWSETT, Thomas William 'Tom' Born on October 16, 1932, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Passed away on June 11, 2014, in Lancaster, Calif. He was the only child to Art and Marion Dowsett. When he turned 16yrs. he moved to Calif., where he became a U.S. Citizen and attended Wilson High School. In 1951, Tom joined the Air Force and was an Radio Operator on a B-29. After leaving the Air Force he obtained his pilot license. In 1956, he married his lovely wife, Jan, of 58yrs. Tom moved his family to the Antelope Valley in 1963, where he worked for the FAA until he retired in 1994. His hobbies included his love of golf, traveling, and skiing, but his true passion was flying. He loved taking his grandsons to play golf, and was quick to make them laugh. Tom is survived by his wife, Jan Dowsett; daughter, Kim (Robert) Beardsley; grandsons, Jordan and Tyler Beardsley, and great-grandson, Tristan Beardsley. He treasured his family the most. Tom was a wonderful and generous Husband, Dad, Papa, and Great-Grandpa that will be missed greatly. Tom is preceded in death by his son, Kirk Dowsett in 2010. A graveside service will be held at 1:30pm on Friday, June 27, 2014 at Lancaster District Cemetery. You may sign the condolence book at: www.chapelofthevalleymortuary.co m. Chapel of the Valley Mortuary, Palmdale

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