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Jessie Murray Manson COWAN
Père : Cowan
Décès le : 2006-08-25
Parution : 2006-08-26
Conjoint(e) : Gerald BROWN
Paru dans : The Review, Niagara Falls, ON

BROWN, Jessie Murray Manson (nee. Cowan) – It is with great sadness that the family of Jessie announces that she passed away peacefully in the loving presence of her family at Greater Niagara General Hospital on Friday, August 25, 2006, in her 93rd year. Born in Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland on October 11, 1913, her family immigrated to Niagara Falls in 1922. Loving wife for almost 56 years of Gerald (1990). Survived by her daughters Jo Ann (Stan) Graham, Jessie (Bill) Gall, Geraldine (Bill) Watson and step-daughter Eleanor Philip. Devoted grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of 13. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Jessie was the daughter of the late Thomas and the late Mary (Anderson) Cowan. Dear sister of Nan (the late John) Woodhouse of St. Catharines, and sister in law of Lavina (the late Thomas) Cowan of Fort Erie. Predeceased by her sister Mamie (Alex) Gillies, and brothers Gilbert (Robina) and Alexander (Thora). Jessie led a very active life. She was president of the Wintemute Home and School Association, Fort Erie, manager of the Fleet Aircraft cafeteria after WWII, played first base and pitcher for the Fort Erie Ladies' Rainbow team, and managed the Brown Family souvenir/museum store on River Road, Niagara Falls. She held offices in the Thistle Chapter, No. 48 Order of the Eastern Star, including Star Point Martha, Secretary and Worthy Matron (1952-53) and Grand Martha of the Grand Chapter of Ontario. She was also president and social convenor of the Christ Church Ladies' Guild. She was a member of the Senior Citizens' where she was active on many committees including being coordinator of the Social Auxiliary and serving on the committee that hosted Senior Citizens' Olympic Games (1973), believed to have been the first ever held in Canada. She was a member of the executive and also served two terms as Queen with her husband, King Gerald. Jessie received the Blossom Festival 1981 Community Award for Distinguished Citizen of the Year for “her tireless work raising money for the Senior Citizens' Building Fund”. She and Gerald were dedicated wilderness campers and canoeists, traveling each summer to camps throughout Canada. The family will receive friends at HETHERINGTON & DEANS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 5176 Victoria Ave. Niagara Falls on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of her life will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at 10 a.m. Father Kevin Block of Christ Church officiating. Interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to Christ Church of the charity of your choice would be appreciated. A grateful thank you to all the staff at Lundy Manor and the staff on Unit D @ GNGH for their TLC and to Dr. J. Gill for his compassionate care. 10317755 Saturday, August 26, 2006

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