Our Dad, Jim Cowling, passed away on July 4, 2019 at the age of 84. Born in Nanaimo, he moved first to Campbell River in 1965, then Terrace then back to Campbell River in 1976.
Dad loved golf, telling stories, the Vancouver Canucks, hamburgers, Model T’s, Robert Bateman, cold beer, the Big Bang Theory, crooners, ice cream treats, shooting guns, WWII history, British Comedians, fishing, Chevrolets, a sip or two of Glenfiddich in the evening and above all, his family.
Dad was a long time Campbell Riverite. Over his professional career he did many things from selling logging trucks to co-owner of Vancouver Island Parts and owner of Willow Point Super Video. He volunteered many hours to the community through the Kinsmen Club, Chamber of Commerce, Citizens on Patrol, the Vintage Car Club, the gun club and Crime Stoppers.
There was no greater joy for him then a roast beef dinner on Sunday night, his family to tell stories to (again) while he served us his very bad homemade wine.
We would like to thank some very special people who made a difference in Dad’s and our lives during the last few years – Berylann & Sue, Gail & Al, Duane & Dianne, Stu and Dad’s neighbors in Willowpoint. You all helped make his house a home and the neighbourhood a supportive place to be. Thank you to Dr Nelson and the staff of Campbell River Hospice Society for the comfort and support in our time of need.
No service will be held so in remembrance of Dad we ask that you raise a glass, tell a story or pause a moment on the 18th green at Storey Creek. No flowers please, instead donations to the Campbell River Hospice Society or Campbell River Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated. After all, he loved this city.
He is pre-deceased by his wife, Shannan, his partner, Hilda Folkers, his son-in-law Corey and his parents, James and Lillian.
Love to you Dad, from Pete (Selena), Bill (Connie), Shirley (Dwayne) and Shannan, our children and grandchildren.