Agnes Cochrane passed away, suddenly but peacefully, at the age of 96 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox, B.C. on May 20th, 2009. Agnes was born in Nanaimo, B.C. on February 13th, 1913 and she married James Cochrane in 1931. They moved to Cumberland in 1934 with their son George and then finally in to Courtenay in 1961.
Agnes was fondly remembered for her very active lifestyle. She loved to walk everyday, which she often credited for her longevity. Both she and her husband Jim were longtime members of Sunnydale golf course. In 2003 Agnes was formally recognized by the club and awarded a lifetime membership where she continued to play the game until her 93rd year. She greatly enjoyed her involvement in Eastern Star where she was a founding member and Worthy Matron. She was also a life member of the Evergreen Club at the Filberg Centre. Ag also loved her ‘Bridge Girls’ and shared many fond memories with them throughout the years.
Ag worked for many years in downtown Courtenay at the Morris and Godley Furniture store and continued to work for Eaton’s until her retirement in 1977.
Her loving husband James Cochrane predeceased Agnes in 1988. She leaves behind her son, George Cochrane (Myrna), her three grandchildren: Shelley Longland (Ralph), Kevin Cochrane (Lonnie) and Steven Cochrane (Andrea) and her great-grandchildren who all played an important part in Ag’s life; Megan, Morgan, Madison, Avery, Taylor, Braydon and Reid. She also leaves behind her brother George and two sisters Bess and Grace. Her lunchtime pal Abby (the dog) misses her dearly along with her many homemade treats.
A special thanks to her numerous friends who were always there to taxi her to her many social engagements. Ag appreciated their love everyday; especially Margaret, Marilyn, Shirley, Bob, Dianne and Ann who were always there to assist whenever needed.
Our family also wanted to extend a thank you to the special team of ER nurses who comforted Agnes and to Dr. Daws for her kind words as we coped with our loss.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, June 2nd at 2:30 pm at St. George’s United Church, 505-6th Street, Courtenay, B.C. Reception to follow. Should friends wish donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, PO Box 1225, Comox , BC V9N7Z8 or the charity of your choice, would be appreciated. Flowers gratefully declined.