Florence Stiffel Florence Carrie Stiffel, 93, died December 26 at St. Lawrence Lodge where she had lived for the past two and a half years. She was born October 31, 1911 at Row's Corners, the daughter of Brock Cowan Sr. and the former Angeline Giffin. She attended Douglas Haig and Victoria Public Schools and Brockville Collegiate Institute. As a young woman, she worked at Cowan's Dairy. She went to New York City to join her sister Breata and there met her future husband. She and Warren Russell Stiffell were married September 20, 1941 in Morristown, N.Y. When her husband returned from overseas after the Second World War, they moved to Rochester, N.Y., where Mrs. Stiffel worked as a bookkeeper for Planned Parenthood for 18 years. After retirement she and her husband moved in 1975 to RR 4, Prescott. She enjoyed travelling and made several trips to Florida. Her husband died November 15, 1989 and in 1991 she moved to Brockville, where she identified with Wall Street United Church. She enjoyed sewing and had made all her own clothes for years. She also enjoyed knitting, taking care of her home and spending time with her family. She is survived by her sister Effie Cowan of Brockville and several nieces and nephews: Lloyd Cowan and wife Betty of Brockville, Shirley Cowan of Brockville, Audrey Cowan of Belleville, Joyce Rigutto and husband Mario of Brockville, Donald Cowan and wife June of Ottawa, James Cowan and wife Margaret of Burlington, Dawn Leonard and husband Marion of Arizona, Verla Grabriel of New York City and Beryl McDiarmid of Winnipeg. Also surviving are several great-nieces and great-nephews. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by three brothers, Brock, Norman and Bruce Cowan, and a sister Breata Cowan, as well as half-brother William Cowan and half-sisters Carrie Giffin and Elva Scaife. Friends called at the Barclay Funeral Home, Brockville, where on December 28 the funeral was held, with Rev. Dr. Alan Bennett, of Wall Street United Church, officiating. Burial followed at Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations were directed to St. Lawrence Lodge and the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Published in Section b, page 6 in the Saturday, January 22, 2005 edition of the Brockville Recorder & Times. Posted 10:08:04 AM Saturday, January 22, 2005.