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Christopher Dowswell
  • 64 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 14, 1947
  • Place of birth:
    Panama City, Florida, United States
  • Date of passing: Nov 19, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
We have established a scholarship in Chris's name supporting agricultural education for women in Africa. Any contributions can be made through: Winrock International,Please contact Judy Vance@ at jvance@winrock.org or 501 280-3061 Christopher Dows

 

This memorial website was created in the Loving memory of  Christopher  R. Dowswell, 64, born on July 14, 1947 and passed away on November 19, 2011.He loved people and life and will be well remembered,deeply missed and never forgotten Please help honor Chris's life with your rememberances,stories,pictures,video clips,audio clips etc...
The family has a established the Chris Dowswell Scholarship Fund through Winrock International. It's Mission is helping African women farmers through local extension training in there countries. This is something that was very important to Chris and we are doing very postive things with this fund.
If you would like to contribute please contact Judy vance at Winrock international. (501) 280-3061 or jvance@winrock.org Thank You  

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Steven Dowswell on 20th November 2016

"Hard to believe it has been 5 years since you left so suddenly. I think of you often and miss you daily. Love you brother...."

This tribute was added by Vivian Murray on 19th November 2016

"It's the five year marker since Chris left this realm. It is the same marker as his father in September and my mother in October as they preceded him so closely. I was raw with grief in 2011 as was Chris' mother who lost a husband, best friend, and a son. Chris wanted to be recognized as my grandson's grandfather although it was his late brother, Richard, who was Gabriel's grandfather. This is only one example of Chris' generous spirit and caring for others. He also had the astute ability to use his words to help change the hardships in this world. I miss them all."

This tribute was added by Tiff Harris on 19th November 2016

"Your light still shines brightly my brother. Rarely a day passes without you in my thoughts and prayers. Rest well, knowing the world is a better place for you having passed through it. Mr. T."

This tribute was added by Bukulu Katendejonathan on 17th July 2016

"Dear Chris,
I was among the youngest team of recruits into SAA family in Uganda, Chris loved evidence based reporting and cherished hard work, I will forever miss you for that."

This tribute was added by Steven Dowswell on 14th July 2016

"Happy Birthday Brother ! Miss You"

This tribute was added by Sani Sagagi on 13th December 2015

"I met Chris once, prior to joining SAA in Nigeria. But he left an indelible impression in my mind because of his total empathy & commitment to the upliftment of rural women in Nigeria. I met him together with Mr Masaaki Miyamoto (then ED SAA/SAFE) & Late Prof A.M. Falaki (then Nigeria's SAA Coordinator). They wanted to meet, discuss & find out the best way SAA could offer support for the microenterprises of these women located in Jogana Village, Kano State. The women were producing local food seasoning. I saw the passion with which Chris loved those women & wanted to help them. Unfortunately, things changed before he could actualized his intentions. Till this day, the women always discuss & become animated about Chris whenever I visit them. Adieu."

This tribute was added by Tiff Harris on 19th November 2015

"Hard to believe it's been four years already, my brother. I pray you are at peace. You are surely missed, and remain my inspiration."

This tribute was added by Tiff Harris on 15th July 2015

"Happy Birthday, old friend...God Bless."

This tribute was added by David Dowswell on 14th July 2015

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY Chris!"

This tribute was added by Steven Dowswell on 14th July 2015

"Thinking of you today and often,"

This tribute was added by Nicole Dowswell on 14th July 2015

"Happy birthday Uncle Chris.
I still think about you everyday. There are more and more things I wish I could talk to you about, to get your advice and guidance on. Your wisdom is something I will always admire and wish I could have learned even more from. Miss you greatly.
Love you."

This tribute was added by Peggy Dowswell on 19th November 2014

"Dearest Chris, we miss you so, but we feel your love and generosity with us every day."

This tribute was added by Ruth Oniang'o on 19th November 2014

"I miss you Chris. I was at the World Food Prize without you. We had our Sasakawa Board meeting without you. Continue resting in PEACE!
Will always have you in my good thoughts.
Ruth"

This tribute was added by Steven Dowswell on 19th November 2014

"Thinking of you today  and always brother. Miss  You !"

This tribute was added by Nicole Dowswell on 5th October 2014

"I miss and think of you everyday Uncle Chris. I know for a fact I wouldn't be who I am without you in my life. You always inspired me and continue to inspire me to impact the world in a positive way. You left behind so much greatness and kindness. I could only hope to say the same about my life one day. Love you Uncle Chris.

Nicole"

This tribute was added by David Dowswell on 14th July 2014

"Chris, I wish you were still here to talk to.  I miss hearing about what you were doing with your work, your travels and the people met.  I know you can't hear me but I miss you.

David"

This tribute was added by Ruth Oniang'o on 14th July 2014

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS. You will be happy to know we successfully celebrated Norm's birthday Centennary in Uganda from Iuly 7-12 and it went very well. I paid tribute to you there too. I miss you Chris and we all at SAA miss you so much. Continue to rest in Eternal Peace.  Ruth"

This tribute was added by Steven Dowswell on 14th July 2014

"Thinking of you today brother, miss your stories and humor."

This tribute was added by Julie Dowswell on 14th July 2014

"Remembering you today on your birthday. You are missed greatly by many!"

This tribute was added by Ruth Oniang'o on 24th November 2013

"Oh Chris, we continue to miss you. I was joined by Aki, Deola and David Norman to make a contribution from SAFE and SAA to the Christopher Dowswell Scholarship Fund. We thought of you, we spoke of you and I wish you to know you are missed and endeared dearly.
I miss you so much and yes, one day, we shall meet again. Thank you so much for giving me an opportunity to get so closely associated with SAA/SAFE and with Norm. Cheers and I hope you are happy together.
Always Ruth"

This tribute was added by Tiff Harris on 21st November 2013

"Hey, Chris...I think of you nearly every day, and often ask myself "what would Chris do?" when confronted with a special challenge. You remain my best friend and most admired colleague. I've been through a bad patch this year, and including you in my prayers has helped immensely. I love you, brother, and know one day I'll see you again."

This tribute was added by Julie Dowswell on 19th November 2013

""The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched, but are felt in the heart.” Chris, your memory will live on through the many hearts that you touched...."

This tribute was added by Steven Dowswell on 19th November 2013

"Liking of you today brother and missing your stories and humor.
never forgotten......"

This tribute was added by Don Doering on 18th November 2013

"Chris touched my life in a special way - I miss that passionate, gentle and generous man very much. I miss you, Chris."

This tribute was added by Steven Dowswell on 14th July 2013

"Happy Birthday from all of us in Colorado.We all miss you !!!"

This tribute was added by David Dowswell on 14th July 2013

"Happy birthday brother.  Miss you more than worlds can express.  

David"

This tribute was added by Julie Dowswell on 14th July 2013

"Thinking of you today on your birthday! The people whose lives you touched still feel your loss. Rest well with peace."

This tribute was added by Ruth Oniang'o on 20th November 2012

"It is a year already and yet it feels so fresh. The impact you had i our lives Chris, still lives on and we miss you so dearly. We just had  SAA/SAFE Board meetings in Entebbe and your presence was so conspicuously absent! I miss your wise council. Continue to rest in peace until we meet again!"

This tribute was added by Tiff Harris on 20th November 2012

"Hard to believe it's been a year, Chris. You're in my prayers, amigo, and forever in my heart. Rest well, my brother."

This tribute was added by David Dowswell on 19th November 2012

"We all miss him very much.  He was someone who I always looked up to and admired for what he did to help those less fortunate.  His memory lives in my heart forever.

David Dowswell"

This tribute was added by Don Doering on 19th November 2012

"A year without Chris - I miss you, my friend."

This tribute was added by Carol Beyer on 15th October 2012

"I'm sorry to read about Christopher's passing.  He and I were
elementary school classmates in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY.  He was such a friendly, jolly boy.  I'm glad to read that Keeko led such a
rich life and that he was so accomplished."

This tribute was added by Tiff Harris on 17th July 2012

"We long joked that for two weeks each year I was older and wiser than you...but you are the man I chose to follow all my adult life. I often ask myself "what would Chris do?", and you never fail to answer. I miss you Bro. Go with God."

This tribute was added by Eduardo Castañeda on 16th July 2012

"Happy Birthday Mr Cris wherever you are I send a strong abrazo.gracias for all the support we offer my family and especially my grandmother Amada  is very grateful to you ... thank you very much"

This tribute was added by Ruth Oniang'o on 14th July 2012

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS. YOU ARE 65 today! WE TOAST TO YOUR PEACEFUL EXISTENCE WHEREVER YOU ARE! CHEERS MY FRIEND."

This tribute was added by Steven Dowswell on 14th July 2012

"Today our family remembers Chris with Love on his 65th birthday.He is missed,but today we celebrate his life with deep Love,Joy and respect.
We want to Thank everyone who has expressed so much Love and positve thoughts for Chris since his passing.
A toast to you and happy 65th !!"

This tribute was added by Ruth Oniang'o on 14th July 2012

"Chris, we miss you always. People of SAA in Uganda, where I have been visiting remember you warmly.  We shall support your brother Steve to establish the scholarship fund for African fellows.
Continue to rest in peace until we meet again.
Cheers Chris, Cheers"

This tribute was added by Don Doering on 13th July 2012

"Thinking of Chris today. Tomorrow he would have celebrated his 65th birthday. No doubt he'd be the gracious and vigorous host of friends and family.  I'll raise a toast to you my dear friend."

This tribute was added by Bill Jackson on 28th February 2012

"Chris and I became friends in Florence,Al back in the early 70's, he was working at the IFDC center. Great person to know."

This tribute was added by Josh Courter on 28th January 2012

"Chris was our guide, advisor, and connector to the agricultural development community. Without his help the documentary "Freedom From Famine: The Norman Borlaug Story" would never have happened.  We are working on a tribute video to be shown at this year's (2012) World Food Prize and need everyone's help to find footage. If you have any video or photos please let me know. Thank you."

This tribute was added by Bertha Fagan on 6th January 2012

""I will always remember Chris as the great friend, confidant and mentor he was to me. His never ending positive attitude and words of encouragement helped me through the most difficult times of my life. I will deeply miss his emails full of advise and wisdom. He was a unique friend who touched many people's life. I will never forget you my dearest friend. Rest in peace""

This tribute was added by christine maxwell on 21st December 2011

"When a great soul dies, after a period, peace blooms, slowly and always irregularly. Spaces fill with a kind of electric vibration. Our senses, restored but never to be the same, whisper to us, "He existed.
We can be, be and be better, for he existed."
                                  -adapted from Maya Angelou-"

This tribute was added by Don Doering on 20th December 2011

"A month without Chris and my life still seems a bit emptier.  I re-read his last emails to me that spillover with his passion for farmers and their lives, humor, love for children, and genuine caring for the people in his life.  He was such big-hearted man and leaves a legacy of empowered farmers and hunger-fighters. I'll raise a toast to Chris when next in the fields of Africa."

This tribute was added by Matt McMahon on 19th December 2011

"When Chris left us he took some of the fun of life with him. Fun is the one word that I would associate with him. It was fun to meet him, to have a discussion (and how many of those did we have!!!) with him, and to share stories. He was generous in both word and deed and I have always gone away feeling better from wherever we met over the years. Un abrazo, Chris - love you, Matt"

This tribute was added by Jesse dubin on 14th December 2011

"He was a good ol friend. Please see the tribute I wrote in sharing a story."

This tribute was added by Jose Antonio Valencia Villarreal on 7th December 2011

"In recall vividly in 1997 when I was in Sudan, Chris went to visit us with an important mission from the management of Global 2000. His mission was to make a study and submit a report on the possible termination of the Sasakawa Africa Association program in that country, Sudan. At that time, Dr. I. Narvaez and myself were leading the work on wheat and sorghum mainly. His mission was made very clea"

This tribute was added by Jose Antonio Valencia Villarreal on 6th December 2011

"I new Chris since 1984 at CIANO Ciudad Obregon Sonora and since that time we work with Dr. N. E. Borlaug in Africa. He was great friend and colleague. We my children, my wife and I miss him. Also Nigerian farmers in Africa pray and miss a great friend of the poor small schale farmers."

This tribute was added by David Dowswell on 28th November 2011

"I wish to thank all of you on behalf of my family for all the kind words and comments about my brother.  Chris loved people, especially those less fortunate.  He will be greatly missed."


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