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Yvonne Cowan, October 17, 1947 to January 13, 2021
With profound sadness we announce the passing of Yvonne. She left us peacefully at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital in her 73rd year. Yvonne is remembered and survived by her husband of 36 years William (“Bill”), sons Justin and Michael (Marina), sisters Patricia (Doug, predeceased) and Anne (Ron), nieces Keri-Ann (daughter Caitlyn), Lesley (Verne, daughters Lexia and Larissa) and nephew Derek (son Liam, daughter Molly).
Yvonne was born in Belfast Northern Ireland, coming to Canada in her sixth year by way of ocean liner with parents Elizabeth and Robert (both predeceased) and her sisters. She and her family settled in downtown Toronto where she spent most of her young and adult life.
She was such a driven woman, and when entering her working career, she undoubtedly flourished. Starting with Sears Canada in her 20s in administration, quickly moving on to in-store management, head office in the buying department and finally rising to her pinnacle as National Marketing Manager. Her job gave her great joy and opportunity entailing frequent travel allowing her to explore, be adventurous and meet new people along the way.
Upon retirement she and Bill moved to Huntsville allowing her to spend time doing the things she loved most; volunteering with local Christian and charitable organizations, gardening, hiking, swimming, spending time by the lake and most importantly entertaining and spending time with loved ones and friends. Amongst her many passions travel ranked near the top. Her curiosity to learn and experience life took her to many destinations in Canada, the United States and Europe. She would often remark that when she was in Destin, Florida she felt as if she was home. Her many years in Destin and Northern Florida gave her countless fond memories and provided her with warmth, sandy beach walks, shopping and endless sunsets that would sink into the Gulf.
Yvonne was a deeply caring, loving and dedicated woman, who enjoyed life to the fullest, with her family, her friends and her many interests. She had an impact on all the people she met and will be deeply missed and fondly remembered. With her outgoing personality and kind ways, she made everyone’s lives she touched better and will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, Yvonne, you left the world a better place for being in it.
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16 (ESV)
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