Margaret Elizabeth (Liz) Cowan

October 18, 1936—April 12, 2013

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret Elizabeth (Liz) Cowan, who died peacefully at St. Joseph’s General Hospital, Comox, B.C., on April 12, 2013, after a very brief illness.

Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Liz will always be remembered as the rock of her family by her children Douglas (Joie), Catherine Ainsley, and Bruce (Mel), her grandchildren Dennis (Stephanie), Nicole, Cory, Paul, and Leith, and her great- grandson, Tristan, as well as by her many friends. She was predeceased by her husband of fifty-­three years, Ted, her daughter, Beverley, her brother, Jimmy, and her son-in-­law, Jim Ainsley.

Liz was well-known in the Comox Valley, active for many years in Co-­Val Choristers, the Comox Valley Kennel Club, and the Comox Valley Needlearts Guild, she will also be remembered for her beautiful soprano voice and her dedication to St. George’s United Church. Above all, she loved and cherished her family.

In this time of loss, the family extends their heartfelt thanks to the nursing staff at St. Joseph’s, who took such wonderful care of Mom in her final days. At Liz’s request, there will be no service and in lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy friends may wish to donate to a charity of their choice.


Your condolences will be approved within one business day. You will need a valid Facebook account. Please email us if you have any questions.