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NORMAN WILLIAM COWAN (published on April 22, 2010)

NORMAN WILLIAM COWAN August 28, 1923 - April 17, 2010 Peacefully on the evening of April 17, 2010, Norman passed away at Concordia Place at the age of 86. He is survived by his wife of 56 years Agnes Cowan and his children, Heather Melnyk (Larry) and son Hollingsworth Cowan. Norm was predeceased by his parents William and Florence and his sisters Eileen, Margaret and Eunice. Norman grew up in Winnipeg's North End on McPhillips Street. He volunteered for the Canadian Armed Forces and served with the Royal Canadian Dragoons overseas during Second World War. In 1947, he returned to civilian life and was employed by the C.N.R., where he worked for 35 years. Norman enjoyed his career on the railroad. His job as a dragline and crane operator allowed him to visit many fascinating communities in Northern and Western Canada. In these travels he met a wide collection of interesting people some of which became life long friends. Dad enjoyed a peaceful retirement pursuing his many interests including Country Western music, Louis L'Amour novels, gardening, sports, bird watching, dog walking, and discussing politics with neighbours and friends. Norman will always be loved by his family and friends for his keen sense of humour, reliable disposition and generous character. At Norman's request no formal services will be held. A private family gathering will be held at a future date. We would like to thank all the staff at Concordia Place for the excellent care and concern shown to Norman and our family. Also, special thanks to Veterans Affairs Canada for their kindness and support. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Norman's memory to Variety, the Children's Charity of Manitoba or the Salvation Army. 843 Sherbrook Street, 774-7474 Condolences:

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