Cowin LFPAfter a short illness, Dorothy died peacefully on Saturday, August 9, 2014 in her 95th year. Loving mother of Carol (Bob) Meredith, of London and Jack (Sharon) Cowin, of Sydney, Australia. Dorothy was predeceased by Stan Cowin. She was the proud grandmother of 8 and great-grandmother of 20. The eldest of 9 children, Dorothy is also survived by sister Marjory Pracey, of Windsor, and brother Bill Besterd and sister Betty Hunt, of London. She was predeceased by brothers Harvey Besterd, Douglas Besterd, and sisters Shirley Maguire, Ruth Parker and Lorraine Reid. Dorothy was a faithful member of Robinson Memorial United Church for many years; a long-time Western Mustangs’ fan; and in recent years, an ambassador at Chartwell Riverside Reitrement Home, where she lived. Dorothy overcame many obstacles in her life with quiet faith and determined will. She loved people and lived happily and independently. The funeral service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service. Reception and interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Blood Services, the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Forest Cliff Camp. Online condolences may be made at

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