Douglas Cowell

First Visitation

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, September 22, 2017
Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre
87 Maidstone Ave. E.
Essex, Ontario, Canada

Graveside Service

11:00 am
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery
366 Talbot Street West
Leamington, Ontario, Canada

Interment Information

Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery
366 Talbot Street West
Leamington, Ontario, Canada

Obituary of Douglas Cowell

COWELL, Douglas

with heavy hearts and great sadness, we announce Doug's passing on September 19, 2017 surrounded by family at the age of 84. Doug will be sadly missed by his wife of 62 years, Ruby Cowell (nee Collard). Special father to Donna Nelson (Bob), Debbie Augustine (Denis), Rick Cowell (Deb), Diane Eastman (Ron), Linda Kerr (Bob) and Rob Cowell. Proud Grandpa to Stacey (Ryan), Amy (Jon), Julie (George), Carol (Judson), Brian (Melissa), Jason (Julia), Kevin, Danielle, Kim (Andrew) and Katelyn (Alex). Best great grandpa to 12 great grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, Arnold and Maxine Cowell and his inlaws Fred and Grace Collard. Dear brother of Lloyd Cowell (Marianne), the late Allen Cowell and brother-in-law of Inez Robinson (late Luke). Doug was an employee of Chrysler Canada for 30 years where he could proudly say he had been retired for much longer than he worked. Well known in the farming community, Doug farmed the Cowell family farm for many years. In retirement, Doug and Ruby loved to travel and travelled to many parts of the world. On the weekends, he looked forward to early morning coffee with his friends. Doug loved the company of family and friends and he will be forever remembered and missed. Special thank you to Dr. Dawood, Dr. Burgess, Dr. Christie, the staff at the Cancer Centre and at Erie Shores Health Care Centre. To the amazing staff and volunteers at Erie Shores Hospice, your kindness, compassion and support were greatly appreciated. Visiting will take place at Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Friday from 6-9 pm. Family and friends are welcome to gather for a Graveside Service on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, 366 Talbot Street West, Leamington at 11 am. Rev. Jim Bagley officiating. If desired memorial donations made to Canadian Cancer Society, Erie Shores Hospice or Brooker Baptist Church would be appreciated by the family. Family and friends are invited to share their memories online at

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