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COWAN, Anne M. (nee Beers)

April 29, 1922 – March 2, 2014

Anne Cowan beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully at the Beverly Center in Calgary on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the age of 91 years.

Mom was one of sixteen children born to Mary and Purl Beers in Emerson, NB. Mom was an active member of the First United Church, Maple Leaf Chapter No. 7 O.E.S., 702 Wing Air Force Association, Royal Canadian Legion Steward Branch #4 and Lethbridge Senior Centre. She golfed for many years at Magrath Golf and Country Club. Mom clogged well into her seventies which helped keep her attitude young and her bones strong. Alzheimer’s claimed mom’s mind years ago but not her spirit or the sparkle in her eyes whenever her great-grandchildren were present. She was well loved and will be missed and remembered for her strength and her wonderful self-deprecating sense of humor.

Mom is survived by her daughters Carolyn Cowan, Wendy Thomas and Donna (Jim) Smith; grandsons Tyler and Lucas Thomas; great-grand-children Peyton and Bronwyn Thomas as well as well as hundreds of nieces and nephews (remember the 15 brothers and sisters). Mom was predeceased by her husband George, her sister-in-law Margaret Meidinger, son-in-law Chris Thomas, her parents and all her siblings.

A Memorial Service will be held in Lethbridge, AB at a later date. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110,

In living memory of Anne Cowan, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E., Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

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  1. Maple Leaf Chapter #7 , OES :

    The sympathy of the members of Maple Leaf Chapter #7 OES is extended to the family of Anne Cowen, who was a dedicated member, a lovely woman with a great sense of humor and just a pleasure to know.
    In memory of Anne, the Chapter has made a $50 donation to the Alzheimers’s Society.
    Ami Oliver,

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