Peter James Cowin

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Peter James Cowin

March 15, 1956 - July 31, 2020

Peacefully at his home in Cobourg on Friday, July 31, 2020, at the age of 64. Beloved husband of Wendy (nee Dawe). Loving father of Abbie Wright (Darin), Gary Cowin (Michelle) and the late Kristy Cowin. Proud grandfather of Christie, Brianna, Hailey, Madison, Avery and Hannah. Dear brother of Fred Cowin (Cathy) and the late Angela Cowin. Remembered by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Due to current restrictions a private family service will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home 30 King St. E., Cobourg. A public graveside interment will be held at Cobourg Union Cemetery 25 Elgin St. W., in Cobourg on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 2 pm. Those wishing to attend must RSVP by e-mail at contact@maccoubrey.com or by phone at 905-372-5132. Those wishing may make a memorial donation to a charity of choice. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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Sue Milne - August 10, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Sick Kids Hospital Toronto

Andrew Buntin - August 7, 2020

Very sorry to learn about Peter's passing. I have very fond memories of volunteering with Peter as Scout leaders at St Peter's church. Peter could always be relied on to do more than his share, help where ever needed, keep the boys safe and also manage to have a good time. He was dedicated to his role and generously gave of his time and gentle spirit. Peter will be greatly missed.

Emma Kimmerly - August 6, 2020

Wendy I’m so sorry to hear about Peter. I’ve only met him a few times when I was at Trinity. He was a great man. Thinking of you during your this difficult time. Xo

Steve Talsma - August 6, 2020

Wendy I was so shocked to hear about Peter. He was such a kind giving soul. Your marriage has been an amazing example to me. I will miss seeing Peter at work every day. Our prayers are with you and the rest of your family. Steve and Laura

Tamara Phillips - August 5, 2020

Wendy, I am so sorry to hear of Peter's passing. Thinking of you at this sad time.

Bill Forbes - August 5, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss Wendy and family. I always enjoyed the chats Peter and I had. He was a great person and will be sadly missed.

Travis Adamcryck - August 5, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Sick Kids Hospital

Travis & Rose Adamcryck - August 5, 2020

Wendy, we are very sorry to hear of this sudden loss. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. I feel fortunate to have known such a calm and caring person. Peter will be greatly missed.

Matthew Steeves - August 5, 2020

Rest in Peace Uncle Peter. You touched many lives while you were with us and you will be missed. You will always be my role model.

Dianne Ellis - August 5, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Sick Kids Hospital

Deborah Allinson - August 5, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Sick Childrens Hospital

Deborah Allinson - August 5, 2020

Wendy, Peter was truly a warm spirit and a gentle soul. It was a pleasure to know him and to have the occassion to work with both of you. He will be remembered for his kindness. I am so sorry for your loss and my sincere condolences go out to you and your family

Deirdre McIntosh - August 5, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Sick Kids

Kristy - August 4, 2020

I was lucky enough to meet Uncle Peter once on my trip to Ontario and he welcomed me with open arms and a warm, tight hug. I was also lucky enough to experience him taking off his shoes and socks with Kim, Abbie & the girls to “ground“ with us in the backyard. I’m sure he thought we were all crazy, but did it anyway. One of my favourite memories from our trip that I will always hold close to my heart. He was such a warm, kind soul and will truly be missed. Sending all of my love to the family.

Joanne Burge Howell - August 4, 2020

Wendy and family I am a friend of Chris and Andrea’s. I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you all. I remember sitting in your back yard watching bats and being terrified. Pete made me feel better about them. Memories are a gift that help us through the difficult days. Use them to make you smile, laugh and cry when you think of Pete. Allow yourself to feel all of these. Take care of each other. Family is important.

Joanne Hall - August 4, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear this. He was a fantastic person. I would see you guys out for a walk and you always held hands. I'm sincerely sorry and saddened by your loss

Dave Stothart - August 4, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Cowin Family. I never really got to know Pete personally but he saved my life when i was 10 yrs old while at cub/scouts camp in Halliburton, my canoe tipped over & he swam out from shore & brought me safely back to shore .. if not for Pete i would have drowned!!!! I have always held Pete in high regards & know he was a good good man! Was very saddened to hear of his passing .. So sorry!!!! "Rest in peace" Peter.

Carol Little - August 4, 2020

Peter will live on in our hearts and in our memories. Goodbye gentle spirit. Peace and love to you Wendy and to the family.

Nicole Cable Powney and Wendy Cable - August 4, 2020

Wendy and Family, My condolence to you and your family.

Cindy Sherwin - August 4, 2020

My deepest condolences to all the family, I had the great pleasure to deal with Peter on a regular basis at Mill Valley Trophies, he will be deeply missed.

Kim Steeves - August 4, 2020

It is with the heaviest of hearts to not be able to be there with you all. Uncle Peter will be greatly missed. He was an incredible role model and loving god father. Thinking of each one of you and keeping you all in my thoughts. Sending my love. xo

The Gardiner family - August 4, 2020

Wendy, our sincere condolences to you and your family. Peter was a lovely man. Always so friendly, kind and willing to help. He will be missed. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Larry Adamcryck - August 4, 2020

Dear Wendy and family, Sandra and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Peter. A kind and gentle man he will be missed by many, he was one of the good ones.

Michelle Sinclair - August 4, 2020

Wendy and Family......I was so surprised to hear about the passing of Peter. Thoughts and love to you and your family

VINCENZA PONTIERI - August 3, 2020

Wendy and family, my deepest condolences for your loss. Peter was truly a kind man. My thoughts go to your family during this difficult time and may he rest in peace.

Sarah Webster - August 3, 2020

Dear Wendy and family, Please accept my most heartfelt condolences on the loss of Peter. His kind and generous spirit made him a joy a work with. He will be sincerely missed, and fondly remembered.

Charlie and Joy Black - August 3, 2020

Sorry for you lost.

Jan lovekin - August 3, 2020

Dear Wendy and family. It sadend me greatly to hear of the passing of Peter. He had a huge kind and gentle soul as a person. As a fellow employee he would always give me positive and supportive words. He will remain in my thoughts and prayers forever.

Tarra Foster - August 3, 2020

Wendy and Family My deepest condolences to all of you. I know Peter will be missed by all who knew him. The world has just lost a very kind soul and a true Gentleman. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Tarra

Linda Cable Marr - August 3, 2020

Dear Wendy and Family, Sending sincere sympathy in memory of Peter. Many years of scouting with the Cowin and Cable families will always be special for us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Cable Family

Doreen Baran - August 3, 2020

Dear Fred and family. I was shocked to learn of Peter's passing. My sister, Hilda Ann, also passed on August 2nd, 2020, in Cobourg. I plan to join the family on Wednesday. May God comfort you all. Doreen.

Doreen Baran - August 3, 2020

Dear Wendy and family. I am sorry to hear about Peter's passing. I pray God's peace and comfort to all of you and plan to join you on Wednesday. Doreen Baran, first cousin to Peter and Fred.

Donna Elder - August 3, 2020

Dear Wendy and family, I am saddened to hear of Peter’s passing. What a wonderful person he was! There are so many ways he brightened our day at TCS, he would always lend an ear or a helping hand. Peter's memory will live forever in our heats. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. RIP my friend.

Teresa Tapscott - August 3, 2020

Wendy, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Peter, my condolences to You and your family

Judi Cunningham - August 2, 2020

Dear Wendy and family: Please accept my deepest condolences on your terrible loss. Peter was such a special person; a gentle man, giant in stature, and stellar in his kind nature. I will always remember his permanent smile and quiet comforting presence. God bless! Judi Cunningham

Steve and Heather Wilson - August 2, 2020

Very sorry to hear of the passing if your Dad Gary ( Michelle). Condolences to you and All of the Family

Mark and Laurie Caine - August 2, 2020

So sorry to hear of this loss. Peter was a kind, caring, wonderful, funny man. Our thoughts are with Wendy, Abbie, Gary and all family members. Mark and Laurie xo

Lauren & Scott Taylor - August 2, 2020

We were so saddened to hear of Peter's passing. He was a terrific man with a warm heart. He was always willing to help out and will certainly be missed.

John Geale - August 2, 2020

Dear Wendy - I'm so sorry to hear of Peter's death. It was a pleasure to know him, and occasionally to work with him at TCS.

Phillip Throop - August 2, 2020

So sorry for your loss Wendy. I always enjoyed seeing Peter at TCS over the years, we shared many a laugh. It is a great shock that he is gone and I will miss him.

Fred & Cathy Cowin - August 2, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cerebral Palsy

Mary Kicak - August 2, 2020

Dear Wendy, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Peter always had smile, a wave and a few minutes to chat as he made his way all over the TCS campus. He will be truly missed. Mary

Viola - August 2, 2020

Dear Wendy and family, I am so sorry to hear about Peter. Like so many others who have written here, the word that comes to mind is kind. Peter always had a smile and kind word for everyone. He will be sadly missed.

Gale Ovens - August 2, 2020

Dear Wendy, we are so saddened to hear of Peter's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this very sad time. Gale and John Ovens

Vikki Armstrong - August 2, 2020

Dear Wendy and family, I was so sorry to hear about Peter's passing. He was always so kind and he will be missed by everyone at TCS. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Anne Burnham - August 2, 2020

Dear Wendy and family, We are so sorry for this early loss of Peter. Paul has specific memories of Pete during his years in Scouting. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Paul and Anne Burnham

Tim White - August 2, 2020

Wendy and Family: Sending my sincere condolences to you Wendy and your entire family. Peter was so very kind, helpful and hardworking. I enjoyed working with him for so many years. His smile, kind way and helping hand will be missed.

Pam Dew - August 2, 2020

Dear Wendy and family, I was so saddened to hear of your loss. Peter was such a kind, thoughtful gentleman who helped in any way that he could. At TCS he came to my aid innumerable times, always with words of encouragement and support. His smiling face and his ability to solve any problems were greatly appreciated. My sincere condolences to all of you.

Marcia Whelan - August 2, 2020

Dear Wendy and family, I am so saddened to hear of the loss of Peter. I am sending you my deepest condolences. Marcy Whelan

Mike and Linda Caine - August 2, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time

Tom Langford - August 2, 2020

Cyndi and I want to send our heartfelt condolences to Wendy and the rest of Peter's family, Peter has always been a kind and caring soul and certainly a most dependable and capable colleague. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Christine Hoskin Bailey - August 2, 2020

Dear Wendy and family, Kris and I are so sorry to hear about Peter. He was a great man. He was always very kind to me at work and he will be greatly missed.

Stuart Grainger - August 2, 2020

On behalf of our entire TCS community of hundreds, we offer our deepest sympathies and prayers. Peter, was a perpetually positive and pleasant force of good on campus. Always cheerful and reliable, he greeted everyone with a smile during his daily hustle that would cover thousands of steps inside our facilities and outside on our grounds. Kids, faculty and staff will miss him tremendously. He made our School a better place. God bless. Stuart

Heather M. - August 2, 2020

At TCS, Peter was always ready to lend a hand or solve a problem and he did so with a kind smile. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing and send my sympathies to Wendy and his whole family.

Jopie Donnelly - August 1, 2020

Dear Wendy and family. So sorry for your loss of Peter...always had a smile and kind words when l would see him at TCS, my condolences. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Jopie.

Debbie Hackney - August 1, 2020

Wendy and family I was shocked to see Peters obituary posted ..I remember our many meetings and conversations about Kristy and Todd ..please find peace in your beautiful memories of Peter ....they will keep him forever close ...I am sure he and Kristy will be smiling together in a warm embrace ...

sandra sauve - August 1, 2020

I am so deeply saddened to hear of Peter's death. He was such a quiet and pleasant man to talk to. I know he will be dearly missed. My very deepest sympathies to the family.

Glenda Holden (Rodgers) - August 1, 2020

Growing up with Peter was a pleasure. He always brightened our day with laughter and silly tricks. I was so proud to call him cousin. We are the same age. My love, thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very sad time.

Christine - August 1, 2020

Wendy, I was so surprised and saddened to hear about Peter. My thoughts are with you and your family. Christine (LaBrash) Thompson

Laura Regan - August 1, 2020

Dear Wendy and family. Peter was a true gentleman and I enjoyed working with him at TCS. Sending my condolences and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Doug and Ann Closs - August 1, 2020

Wendy, Abbie, Gary and Family, We are so very sorry to hear of your loss of Peter. He was a lovely man and he was always so proud of you all.

Carolyn Hamlin - August 1, 2020

RIP Peter Wendy Im so sorry for your loss For you and ur family .Carolyn Hamlin nee Cormier

Caroline and Norm Sherwin - August 1, 2020

So sorry to hear about Peter.

Ross Dudley - August 1, 2020

Wendy Abbie and Gary Our sincere condolences to you and all your family. Our thoughts are with you. Susan and Ross Dudley