Cowan, Kathleen Louise

Kathleen Louise Cowan passed away peacefully in Souris Hospital on November 11, 2022.  Kay was born October 11, 1953 to proud parents, Art and Reta Cowan. Kay was the oldest of 5 siblings; Doug, Debi, Janet and Bill.  She grew up on the farm SW 32-6-22 RM of Cameron.  Kay loved coming home to the farm for all family gatherings. Kay attended school in Hartney, Mb and graduated in 1972.

Kay proudly took part this past summer in helping to organize the Class of ‘72’ 50 year reunion in August 2022.

Following her graduation from HCI, Kay went on to take her nursing training at St. Boniface Hospital School of LPN. Kay graduated from her LPN course in March of 1974.  From there she began her career at Brandon General Hospital, where she enjoyed a 32 year career.

On her time off work Kay enjoyed travelling, going home to the farm for family events, attending baseball and hockey games.  Places she travelled to included South Africa, Alaska, Hawaii, Las Vegas, and a cruise down the Danube River.  Other short trips to Ontario, Minnesota, PEI, and Maine were enjoyed. Kay spent many hours watching her nieces and nephews and their friends playing baseball, hockey and supervising them at the Hartney pool.  Kay loved her family.

Kay retired from her LPN career in 2006 and moved back to Hartney.  She worked casual at the HCHC facility. Kay especially enjoyed being retired in Hartney, enjoying her house and her deck and spending time with friends and family.  She loved to dine out for lunch and suppers with her circle of friends. She always spent lots of time at the rink and the ball diamonds to watch her brothers play, then her nieces and nephews and the last few years her great nieces and nephews. Kay was a proud daughter, loving sister and cousin, but her most beloved title was Aunt Kay.  Graduation, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, family suppers, hockey and ball games or even the odd horse show, Kay always made time to be present to support her family.

Kay is lovingly remembered by her mother Reta, her 4 siblings:

Doug (Cathy); Kelsey (Andrew), Rhett and Scout; Dane (Laura) Dylan, Rhett and Stran.

Debi (Kelvin) ; Becky (Peter); Trevor (Melanie),  Baily (Ashley), Azelin, Carson, Wes, Mason and Meika; Jodi (Trent) Sophia, Olivia.

Janet (Dale) ; Maire (Ken) Caden; Meagan (Clint), Cole and Cooper; Morgan (Morgan), Sadie and Hunter.

Bill (Nina); Nick (Brigid), Avery, Theo, Millie and Laine; Jenna (Mark), Emery and Finn;

Del (Kelsey) , Wren and Lowe.

A Celebration of Kay’s life was held at the Centennial Centre with a private family interment in the Riverside Cemetery, Hartney, Manitoba. In memory of Kay, donations may be made to the Doctor Recruitment Fund c/o Municipality of Souris-Glenwood Box 518 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0 or to the Deloraine CCP Box 447 Deloraine, Manitoba R0M 0M0.


25 thoughts on “Cowan, Kathleen Louise”

  1. We are so very very sorry to hear Kay passed away. Our sincere condolences to all of her family.

  2. My sincere condolences to Kay’s family at this difficult time. Kay and I always had fun working together and had many laughs! She will be missed ❤️

  3. I was saddened to hear of Kay’s death. It was wonderful to visit with her at our reunion in August. She was same old Kay. Friendly, happy and funny. My sincere condolences to all of Kay’s family. She was a very special person and friend. Pam

  4. Sincere condolences to the Cowan family. Kay was a great person and will be missed by many.

  5. We are thinking of you all during this sad time. Sincere condolences to the Cowan families.

  6. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the Cowan families! Kay was a wonderful lady and will be sadly missed !

  7. We are so sorry to hear of Kay’s passing . Condolences to all of the Cowan family on the loss of your daughter, sister and aunt. Thinking of you- Trevor and Ruth

  8. We are sad to hear of Kay passing. It was great to see her this passed summer at the class reunion
    Our condolences to Kay family and her friends.

  9. So sorry to hear of Kay’s passing
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Cowan family.

  10. We will miss seeing Kay at the rink and ball park. She was so proud of her nieces and nephews! We are so sorry she got sick and couldn’t get well. Thinking of all of you with sympathy, Cyril and Kate Druwe

  11. Will always treasure fond memories of Kay. Our weekend getaways to celebrations and most of all our trip to Las Vegas with her gal classmates. She will be missed by everyone that knew her

  12. Had the joy of working with Kay as a nurse for several years.
    Condolences to the family

  13. Please accept our condolences on your loss. Treasure your memories of time you had with Kate. Dave & Janice Hodgson

  14. Sorry to hear of Kay’s passing. Kay always gave a warm greeting and smile when I would see her. A genuine person who took the time to talk and listen. Kay was very proud of her family and with a twinkle in her eye, she often gave me updates on the Cowan household ~ whether it was about who is where or what was happening in sports, or the farm.
    Thinking of you all and deepest sympathies to the Cowan families.

  15. Sending our condolences to the Cowan family, Kay will be missed. Hugs to you all.

  16. So sorry to hear of Kay’s passing. I will treasure our childhood memories. It’s hard to imagine I won’t be getting her annual update on the Cowan family this Christmas. She was the proud auntie.
    Sending our sincere condolences to the Cowan family

    Love n hugs Kathy (Mills) and Trevor Luten

  17. We are thinking of Kay’s family and how she supported all of them. Her friendly manner will be missed by all.
    Our caring sympathy to you.

  18. To the Cowan family.
    I am so very sorry to hear of Kay’s passing. I am so glad to have had a bit of a chat with her not that long ago. You are in my thoughts.
    Kathie King

  19. To the Cowan Families:
    We are sorry to hear of Kay’s passing,our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Bernice; Kyle Trembath

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