Leonard Bowden, a “laptop whizz” from Inverness died of a coronary heart assault after solely not too long ago making a brand new house in Portugal along with his spouse and youngsters.
After the 45-year-old’s sudden loss of life on June 8, a fundraising marketing campaign for Chest, Coronary heart and Stroke has raised greater than £550.
James Bowden, Mr Bowden’s oldest son, mentioned his dad was pleased with all his achievements, and in the previous few months of his life had adopted his dream of dwelling overseas.
He mentioned: “My dad was a pc whizz. He might do something with a pc.
“He had just a few jobs till he began with the Inverness Pc Centre. As soon as he discovered his area of interest in computer systems, he knew that was the job for him.
“When he left the pc centre he started to work as a contractor to NCR who do the computer systems.
“He cherished his job, and there have been only a few issues he didn’t learn about laptop programs and money registers.
“He as soon as even took over the voice management whereas we had been consuming in one of many eating places, and it made us all chortle on the confusion he brought on. He was such a prankster, and we’ve got so many good recollections of him.
“For a few years he needed to stay overseas, and he and my step-mum Nicola and their kids had been ready to do this.
“He had been dwelling in Portugal and he cherished it there. It was when he was again in Inverness for work in the course of the lockdown that he had a coronary heart assault.
“We can be endlessly grateful to his pal who did CPR on him permitting him to stay for the time that was wanted, in order that we might all say our goodbyes to him in Raigmore.”
Nicola mentioned: “He was the love of my life, and this has been an enormous shock.
“He was a beautiful man and pa, I can not think about life with out him.
“We thought we’d be capable to increase £200 for the Chest, Coronary heart and Stroke charity. We’ve been blown away by all the form donations in his reminiscence.”
Mr Bowden had six kids and two step-children.
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