Newton Bowles was born in China and died in the United States but was thoroughly Canadian. Ottawa thought so, too, evidenced by his 2001 appointment to the Order of Canada, which noted that Bowles was approached by the newly created United Nations in 1945 to head its post-war relief efforts in China – with typically Canadian results. “He ensured the equitable distribution of humanitarian aid and earned a reputation for fairness,” noted the honour. “This was the beginning of an association with the UN, which would extend over five decades.”
October 30, 2012 – Ron Csillag – Newton Bowles 1916 – 2012.
The Group of 78 remembers with gratitude the life and work of Newton Rowell Bowles, valued long-time G78 Board member and friend.