January 12, 2022
1933-2022 ~ It is with great sadness we announce mom passed away at the age of 88 in hospital in Invermere January 12, 2022.
Born in Drumheller, AB., mom moved with her family Homer and Pearl Cowen and brothers Jim and Jerry to Yahk, BC in 1943.
She lived, worked and raised her family in many communities in the U.S. and Canada and ended her working career at Fording Coal in Elkford operating the world’s largest truck” quite a feat for a woman of her time and stature.
She and her husband, Bob, lived in Elkford and spent many hours fixing the “old museum” property in Yahk, where they eventually retired to live full-time until moving to Cranbrook in 2008. During retirement they remained active camping, fishing, coffee at the local Dairy Queen, participating in seniors’ activities and spending time with family and friends.
Of course there was never the lack of a fur-baby in their home, the most recent being LittleBear who was near and dear to mom’s heart and who is thriving in Calgary.
We are very thankful to all of the Interior Health Home Care staff. With their assistance, mom was able to remain in her home, as was her desire until she went into long-term care in October. Thank you to the caring staff at Swan Valley Lodge and Ivy House.
Mom is predeceased by her parents and brothers and her loving husband Bob of 46 years, her sons Roy. Terry and Bruce Eddy.
She is survived by daughters Sharon Adams (Jack) of Ottawa, daughter Lynn Fyhn, Greg Eddy(Val). John Eddy (June) all of Calgary, daughters-in-law Barb and Cindy, a dozen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren as well as Bob’s children Nancy and Raymond.
The family would like to invite those who knew Pearl to a celebration of her life to be held on: Saturday July 30, 2022 between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm at the Heritage Inn in Cranbrook, 803 Cranbrook Street North.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Cranbrook SPCA would be greatly appreciated.
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