COWLING: Winnifred “Win”….

Winnifred “Win”Cowling….

Shortly after celebrating her 101st birthday Win Cowling passed away peacefully Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the Blue Water Rest Home in Zurich, Ontario. Win was born in Birmingham, England and came to Canada at the age of 4, with her parents, Joseph Wilfred King and Lilian King. Win and her younger sister Pauline Druery grew up in Toronto, and it was there that Win met her future husband, Harry Leonard Cowling. The couple spent 62 years together, mainly in London, Ontario, where they raised their children, Merilyn Bowman and Wayne Cowling. The family spent summers at their cottage on Halls Lake, and Win and Harry spent many winters in Florida. She loved hosting gatherings and her legendary apple pie will be missed by all who tasted it. Win was also a longtime member of the New St. James Presbyterian Church congregation in London. Win was predeceased by her husband and children. She will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren: Linda MacLeod, Mark Bowman (Julie), Patti Clark (Cathy), Heather Bowman (Derek), Michael Bowman, Sharon Cowling, Brian Cowling (Heather) and Gary Cowling. She will also be missed by her 13 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren. Special thanks to the staff of Blue Water Rest Home for their many years of care. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held one hour prior (12-1pm) at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street, South, London. The Celebration of Win’s Life will be held on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 1pm in the funeral home chapel. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East London, ON N6C 2R6. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at

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