We have established a scholarship in Chris's name supporting agricultural education for women in Africa.
Contributions can be made through: Winrock International, Please contact: Andi Thomas at Andi.Thomas@winrock.org or 501 280-3061
  • 64 years old
  • Born on July 14, 1947 in Panama City, Florida, United States.
  • Passed away on November 19, 2011 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

 

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 by providing  scholarships for  local extension agent training of Women 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 Andi Thomas at Winrock international. (501) 280-3061 or Andi.Thomas@winrock.org Thank You  

Posted by Davd Dowswell on 17th July 2018
Chris was someone who always wanted to help those less fortunate. Losing him was a loss for us all. Miss you.
Posted by Tiff Harris on 17th July 2018
Happy Birthday once again old friend. I think of you often and how you changed my life in such positive ways. Miss you, pal. Rest in peace.
Posted by Steven Dowswell on 15th July 2018
Miss you, Happy Birthday brother...
Posted by Davd Dowswell on 19th November 2017
Sometimes it's hard to believe your are gone. Every time someone mentions Mexico I think of you. I miss hearing from you.
Posted by Peggy Dowswell on 19th November 2017
Chris, remembering you and missing you. So proud of the legacy you left us!
Posted by Ernest Okorley on 19th November 2017
Chris! your memories still linger in our minds. You made an indelible mark of human development in your time. We are grateful for the life you shared with us in Africa. Rest well, knowing that you did your best for humanity.
Posted by Tiff Harris on 19th November 2017
Hey Buddy...I've been traveling and am just back on line...I think of you often Chris...your's was a singular friendship for me and nothing like it has come along since. Which is my way, I guess, of saying I miss you Pal. God Bless you and keep you. Love, Mr. T.
Posted by Nicole Dowswell on 19th November 2017
Miss you everyday Uncle Chris. Always wishing I can talk to you and get your advice. Love you very much.
Posted by Steven Dowswell on 19th November 2017
Thinking of you during this time of year for family. Doing good things in Africa in your name, brother.
Posted by Jonathan Katende on 19th November 2017
Dear Chris, You're candle is still burning, with the new strategic plan in place, SAA will strive to achieve what you cherished, ''developing the smallholder farmer of Africa''
Posted by Davd Dowswell on 14th July 2017
Happy 70th Christopher!
Posted by Jonathan Katende on 14th July 2017
Dear Dowswell, Your leadership contribution to SAA, more so to SG2000-Uganda which opened a new chapter in SAA working style will always be cherished. You will always be remembered by SG2000-Uganda family.
Posted by Steven Dowswell on 14th July 2017
Happy Birthday brother !
Posted 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....
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted by Steven Dowswell on 14th July 2016
Happy Birthday Brother ! Miss You
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted by Tiff Harris on 15th July 2015
Happy Birthday, old friend...God Bless.
Posted by Davd Dowswell on 14th July 2015
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Chris!
Posted by Steven Dowswell on 14th July 2015
Thinking of you today and often,
Posted 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.
Posted by Peggy Dowswell on 19th November 2014
Dearest Chris, we miss you so, but we feel your love and generosity with us every day.
Posted 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
Posted by Steven Dowswell on 19th November 2014
Thinking of you today and always brother. Miss You !
Posted 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
Posted by Davd 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
Posted 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
Posted by Steven Dowswell on 14th July 2014
Thinking of you today brother, miss your stories and humor.
Posted by Julie Dowswell on 14th July 2014
Remembering you today on your birthday. You are missed greatly by many!
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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....
Posted by Steven Dowswell on 19th November 2013
Liking of you today brother and missing your stories and humor. never forgotten......
Posted 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.
Posted by Steven Dowswell on 14th July 2013
Happy Birthday from all of us in Colorado.We all miss you !!!
Posted by Davd Dowswell on 14th July 2013
Happy birthday brother. Miss you more than worlds can express. David
Posted 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.
Posted 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!
Posted 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.
Posted by Davd 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
Posted by Don Doering on 19th November 2012
A year without Chris - I miss you, my friend.
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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 !!
Posted 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

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