Walter Henry Cowan

December 11, 2018 8 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

April 16, 1920 - December 6, 2018

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Walter Henry Cowan. Walter was a man of great integrity, kindness and compassion, and he will be deeply missed by his family and friends, who were always his number one priority. We remember Walter through his quiet, and gentle spirit, his generosity and selflessness, and as a man who loved animals, gardening (and grew amazing vegetables – especially tomatoes!) and was a talented BBQ-er. But most of all, Walter will be remembered for his love of being in community with family and friends, where he enjoyed sharing in food, laughter and quiet conversation.

Walter was born in Edmonton and grew up in Riverdale, attending Rossdale Elementary and Victoria Composite High School. He worked for over 40 years as a purchaser for Lockerbie and Hole, and was held in high esteem within this industry.

Walter leaves behind the love of his life Eva, married for 61 years, his children Donna and Joan (Michael), grandchildren Matthew, Morgan (Matthew) and Rebeccah (Jason) and great-grandchildren Henry and Charlie. He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Ruth Cowan and his brother, Harry Cowan.

In lieu of flowers, we know Walter would love for you to give the gift of time by getting together with the people that mean the most to you. Share food (perhaps BBQ a roast – yes even in the winter), enjoy fresh vegetables (especially tomatoes) and then sit back and enjoy. Our family will especially miss this time with him each Sunday, his quiet presence, warm sense of humour, and his unconditional love for each of us. His memory can additionally be honoured through making a donation to the Christmas charity of your choice; as Walter loved Christmas.

Memorial Service
11:00AM Monday December 17, 2018
Beverly United Church
11910 40 St NW, Edmonton

  1. Dearest Joan and family, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending you love and your continued loving memories of Mr. W.H Cowan.

  2. Joan and family, we are saddened by your loss. You have captured the sprit of you dad/ husband/ and grandfather well. I will always remember the tour of his graden and the pride on his face… and yes, the tomato’s we took away! Love, barb and mike.

  3. Morgan and Family,
    Thinking of you at this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are sending love and light to you and yours. With all our love,
    Alissa, Austen, Violet and Milo xoxo

  4. Joan and Mike and family.
    Our deepest condolence in the loss of your father.
    Treasure all the memories and good times it will help get you through this hard time.

  5. Eva,Joan,Mike,Donna,kids,grandkids,Walter, a man with a giant heart,so kind & thoughtful will be missed & never forgotten.
    Our hearts are with you,
    Mary,Mary &

  6. I am saddened to hear of your loss. Sadly, we never spent too much time together, living so far apart. The few moments we did spend together were wonderful. Such a generous, warm-heated man.

  7. Sending my love and prayers. You have so many wonderful memories to treasure. Thanks so much for sharing his gentle spirit in these beautiful words about his life.

  8. Dear Joan and family, my thoughts are with you at this sad time. It sounds as thought your dad was a wonderful warm and loving person. Time, and your memories will help you through.

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