Harold Edward Cowles

(Dec. 7, 1914 – Sept. 30, 2005)

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Harold at Chilliwack General Hospital at the age of 90.

Harold was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia. Predeceased by his mother, Henrietta Legacy; his father Harold Cowles and brother Carlton Cowles. Married for 68 years, Harold is survived by his wife, Helen Cowles, and daughter, Beverley Larson. Grandchildren: Kevin (Judy) of Chilliwack; Jeff (Kathy) of Drumheller, AB; Graham (Carrie) of Sooke, BC; and six great-grandchildren: Dale, Marissa, Kyle, Tyler, Reanna and Eric.

Harold and his family settled in Drumheller, AB in the early 1920’s. He met and married his wife, Helen Kerr, and had one daughter Beverley.

He worked as a finishing carpenter and enjoyed working with his hands building and fixing many things from radios, cars, appliances and woodworking. He also enjoyed music and played the banjo, violin and saxophone in his orchestra called The Blue Jays.

They played for many dances around the Drumheller community. In 1956 they moved to Calgary and in 1963 to Surrey, BC. Followed by their daughter and her three sons in 1970. The past four years were spent in Chilliwack close by to daughter Beverley and grandson Kevin’s family.

Harold will be missed by many other family members close to our hearts as well and joining us at this sad time.

The family wishes to thank Dr. M. Grunow as well as the nursing staff on the third floor of Chilliwack General Hospital for the care they provided.

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