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Flora May Cowan

Flora May Cowan

August 6, 2021

Flora May Cowan

COWAN, Flora May (née McNaughton) – Passed away peacefully at the Louise Marshall Hospital on Friday, August 6th, 2021, at the age of 88.  Predeceased by her beloved husband, Murray W. Cowan (1995). Cherished mother of Larry Cowan and his wife Barbara, Norma Lamont and her husband Donald, and Wanda Chilton and her husband Daniel Lenehan.  Loving grandmother of Jason (Tracey) Lamont, Christy (Todd) Tangney, Joel Lamont, Aaron (Melissa) Chilton, Deanna (Ryan) Maiden, Taylor Chilton, Will Cowan, Erin Lenehan, and Tyler Lenehan.  Dear great-grandmother of Haven and Brynne Tangney; Shayne, Jessy and Carly Lamont; Bennett and Isla Chilton; Amory Maiden; and Liam Noval.  Flora will be sadly missed by her sister-in-law Eleanor Detweiler, and brothers-in-law Walter “Butch” Detweiler and Mervyn Cowan.  Predeceased by her sister-in-law Kathlyne Cowan and brother-in-law Verdun Cowan.  Daughter of the late Cameron and Janet (née Mountain) McNaughton.  Flora was a member of Mount Forest Presbyterian Fireside, Women’s Institute and The Rebekah Lodge.  She was a long-time travel guide for Fettes Tour & Travel.  Through all these life adventures, the thing most precious to her was family.  She adored her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Flora’s home was always open to family, friends and neighbours. She will not be forgotten, and her memory will live on through her family.  A private family service will be held at the England Funeral Home with interment at Mount Forest Cemetery.  Extended family and friends are invited to view the service livestream on Tuesday, August 10th at 11:00 a.m. by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/England-Funeral-Home-1863283503935858.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cancer Patient Services or the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation.  In honour of Flora, please reach out to your family and friends – pick up the phone, send a card, tell them you love them!  Arrangements entrusted to the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest. 


I was sorry to hear about your mom. May your happy memories give you strength and peace.
Brenda WatsonPrice

— Brenda WatsonPrice, August 21, 2021

Can't believe Flora has gone home to the place the Lord has prepared for her. I will miss her so! Her loving kindness, her wisdom, her positive outlook, and "carry on" strength have blessed us so much! What a faithful lady!

— Nan and Gaston St Louis, August 19, 2021

Flora was always so happy to chat and loved to share stories of her family. Her John St. friends as well as the "card club" will miss her greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Doug and Cathy

— Doug and Cathy Rice, August 16, 2021

Our sincere condolences to Flora's family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

— Stan & Linda Harris, August 16, 2021

My sincere condolences to Flora’s family at this sad time, she was such a lovely lady.

— Jo-Anne Machan, August 15, 2021

So sad to read of Flora's passing ; Our most sincere sympathy to the families, Surely will miss her friendly smiling face.

— Kaye Coutts Mike Rundle, August 15, 2021

Larry, Norma, Wanda and all of your Families, Our sincere condolences.

Geoffrey R. Bell & Mona C. Bell

— GEOFFREY R. BELL, August 13, 2021

My deepest sympathy to Norma and her entire family. So sorry for your loss.

— Karen Switzer, August 12, 2021

Larry, Norma, Wanda & Families. So very sorry to hear about Flora. You r in our hearts & prayer. Mom send her sympathy to. Both your parents were great neighobors. Shirley & Ted Droog

— Shirley Droog, August 12, 2021

Dear Family so sorry for your loss, your mom was a dear lady and I know you know that. We are so very sorry for your families loss God Bless
Bill &Judyt

— Bill and Judy Gerber, August 12, 2021

Don, Norma and families: Sincere sympathy is extended to everyone. Take comfort in your memories.

Doris Carmount

— Doris Carmount, August 12, 2021

Our sincere condolences on the passing of your Mother...she was a wonderful lady & will be missed by many...thoughts & prayers are with you @ this sad time.

— Brian and Marilynne Adams, August 11, 2021

Norma and Don, we are sending to you, your family and extended family , our sincerest condolences . We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.

— Sharon and Joe Fernandez, August 10, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to Flora's family,She always made sure to keep Mervyn in the loop. Love to all,from Mervyns family

— Mervyn Cowan, August 10, 2021

Dear Wanda,
Thinking of you at this sad time and extending my deepest sympathy to you and all your family.

— Debbie (Gibson) Wilson, August 10, 2021

Larry, Norma, Wanda and families. Our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your mom and grandmother. Flora was a special lady.
Jim and Ruth Penwarden

— Ruth Penwarden, August 10, 2021

Larry, Norma, Wanda & Family,
Aunt Flora was a very special person who touched many lives and will be greatly missed. We will miss her thoughtful phone calls and loving Christmas cards. We are sending our love to you all.

— Todd, Lindsay, Clark, Ian & Blair xo, August 10, 2021

I don’t have Wordsworth express my loss we have been friends for any years and worked together my sympathy to her family.I will miss her terribly .love you Flora Eleanor Keith

— Eleanor Keith, August 10, 2021

Larry, Barb & Will and Families - our deepest sympathy on the passing of this very special Mom and Grandma. Your in our thoughts. Allan & Brenda

— Allan & Brenda Gilstorf, August 10, 2021

My condolences to all of Flora’s family, she was a nice lady and I always enjoyed a chat with her. Thinking of you at this sad time.

— Beverlee Fettes, August 10, 2021

Larry, Norma, Wanda and families, we send you our deepest sympathy and big hugs. Cherish the memories. Gord and Kathy

— Gord and Kathy Calder, August 10, 2021

Thinking of all of Floras' family at this time. Flora was a kind and caring lady and she wiil be remembered by a multitude of friends and neighbors along with her family. Cherish the memories and she'll always be with you!🙏💞

— Patti Young, August 10, 2021

My condolences to all the family, was so true, always welcome at home, we always had the nicest talks, I will miss them & her but glad she is at peace.

— Wendy Zinger, August 10, 2021

My condolences to her children and all her family on her passing

— Hugh Perrin, August 10, 2021

My sincere condolences to all the members of Flora's family.

— Bill Ferguson, August 9, 2021

We certainly will miss your Mom, Wanda, Norma and Larry. She had a Special Love in her heart that she gave unconditionally to many friends, as well as her family. May she rest in peace.

— Bob & Muriel Fettes, August 9, 2021

Our sincere condolences Larry, Norma, Wanda and families. I first met Flora when I came to Mount Forest to work at Fettes Travel. She was a lovely, welcoming lady to meet as a newcomer to town and also to work with. May your cherished memories of Flora be a comfort at this time.
Don and Brenda Cherry

— Brenda Cherry, August 9, 2021

My deepest condolences to Larry Norma Wanda & Familys; Your mom was a special Lady to me;; Lots of Great memories ; I know she will be greatly missed; Sending My thoughts Prayers & Love to you All

— marilyn elaine Anderson, August 9, 2021

Norma, Don and family.
As you remember the love, as you mourn the loss, may you also celebrate the life. May the healing gifts of time and the timeless love of God carry you gently through the coming days.
Donna and Ralph

— Donna and Ralph clark, August 9, 2021

Our sincere condolences to Larry & Barb, Norma & Don, Wanda & Dan and all you Families! Butch and I and Debbie & Rod and (Chad,Kyle, Jenna , Kevin(Adriena) and Karen & Rich and (Amy & Maureen and their children, Ayla, Ashton, and Beckett), we are all so blessed to have had Flora in our lives! She was our family organizer! We will miss her so much! She has raised such loving caring Families! Love and hugs to you all! Aunt Eleanor and Uncle Butch! See you soon!♥️♥️

— Eleanor and Walter "Butch" Detweiler, August 9, 2021

Dear Norma & Don, Wanda, Larry and families- Thinking of you at this sad time. Your Mom was one of the best - always a smile and a kind word to share. In the love that surrounds you, may you find strength. Patti-Jo and Jim

— PJ McLellan Shaw, August 9, 2021

Our sincere condolences to all of Flora's family. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

— Joe & Katheryn Meyer, August 9, 2021

We offer our sincere condolences to you and your family during this time.

— Helen and Merv Ellis, August 9, 2021

Larry, Norma, Wanda & families: Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with you.
Barry & Thelma Rawn

— Barry & Thelma Rawn, August 8, 2021

Dear Norma and Wanda and Families,
We were so sorry to hear that Flora had passed away.She was such a friendly,generous neighbour and we will miss her.The annual rhubarb season won`t be the same now that she`s no longer here to keep an eye on it !Take care and know that we`re here if you need any help in the upcoming days.

Paul,Iaia & John Paul Clarke

— Paul Clarke, August 8, 2021

Dear Wanda, Norma, Larry and families. So very sorry to hear about your moms' passing. May you get comfort in the many memories...hold them close to your heart. Take care of yourselves in the difficult days ahead.
Barb and Larry

— Barb Stortz, August 8, 2021

My sincere condolences to you Norma and Don and family members. Having lived on Wellington Street for 20 years, our travels often took us by your mom's place, where we would catch up with Flora and her family news. I also remember attending Avon meetings with Flora, and other ladies in town who were such classy ladies, oh so many years ago. She graciously hosted tea and cookies at her home on John Street, as well. When we would see each other down town while shopping, Flora's eyes would sparkle with a smile and greeting. Always good memories.
Flora always had a story to tell. You will indeed miss her as many others will, as well.

— Miriam Long, August 8, 2021

So sorry to hear of Flora's passing

— Wilson Schwindt, August 8, 2021

Norma and rest of family. So sorry to hear of the loss of Flora. She always had a smile on her face that will be missed.

— Karen Rave, August 8, 2021

Our deepest sympathies to Flora’s family, she was a special lady, and it was a pleasure to know her.

— Darwin & Sandra Chilton, August 8, 2021

Our condolences go to the family...Aunt Flora was a huge part of my growing up & also with my children growing up, she was known as Aunt Florida. She was always the one that kept everyone in the family loop with lots of memories of Mount Forest & Fenelon Falls. Hugs to everyone

— Debbie, August 8, 2021

Sending sincere condolences to the family of Flora Cowan at this sad time.

— Jean Bovingdon (Morrison), August 8, 2021

I will miss Flo as a neighbour, friend and fellow card player. Norma and Wanda, I am sorry for your loss.


— Glenna Spears, August 8, 2021

Our sympathy to all the family.
John and Peggy Barnard

— Peggy Barnard, August 8, 2021

Larry, Norma, Wanda and families, Our deepest sympathy on your loss of a dear mother, grandma, and great grandma. Darlene and I would often stopped in just to say hi if she was sitting out on her veranda, she was always ready for a chat. Beautiful person. Prayers and thoughts are with you all at this most difficult time xoxoxo Darlene, Tom and Margaret Mary

— Margaret Mart and Tom Tangney, August 8, 2021

Our Deepest Sympathy to the entire family. Your mom was a wonderful lady. May Happy Memories of her help at this difficult time.. Thinking of all

— Bill and Lee Nelson, August 8, 2021

Larry, Norma,Wanda and all your families. our sincere condolences

— Brad and Cathy Pinder, August 8, 2021

Larry, Norma, Wanda, and families - We will certainly miss cousin Flora; we had just chatted a few weeks ago. She was one of my dad's favourite cousins to visit. She was a walking encyclopedia of many family histories and could chat for hours about some folks we knew and many we did not. She made it to the last anniversary pre-Covid at her native church, Knox Normanby, and returned there 2 weeks later for my dad's funeral. Deepest sympathies - Kent, Lori, Nathaniel, and Nolan Charlton

— Kent Charlton, August 8, 2021

Our sincere condolences to all of your families… We are thinking of you❤️

— Tracey & Marj Andrews, August 8, 2021

Larry, Norma, Wanda and families. Our sincere condolences to you on the passing of your dear Mother!

— Joe and Faye Meulensteen, August 8, 2021
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