James Albert Cowan
James A. Cowan, 85 passed away at Kenneth E.
Spencer Memorial Home Friday, December 28, 2018 with family at his
It is fitting this Christmas season, when we
remember the excitement of those who first laid eyes on Jesus that Dad
has walked into that same extraordinary joy. Seeing Jesus
face to face. Imagine. Born in Saint John, NB, May
17, 1933 to Robert Murray and Mary Addy Cowan, Dad started loving
Jesus when he was just a boy. Blessed to marry Dorothy Lena
(Jones) in 1955, together they pastored Baptist churches, and mentored
pastors in NS and NB. He was happy to be actively involved
in various ministries, whether a year as President of the Atlantic
United Baptist Convention or on their Overseas Mission Board (now
CBM). Dad had a great capacity for teaching, reading and/or preparing
reports, and attending committee meetings, but I think his first love
was Christian camping.
Whether wrestling Camp Jordan from dream to
reality, evening Vespers under the pine tree at his beloved Camp
Wildwood, hiking to Crooked Creek, or sleepless at « Frosty »
in Stoney Creek, Dad eagerly got on board. Understanding
that Christian camping experiences changed lives, Dad was willingly
involved from under-brushing to directing in our Baptist church
Left behind with lots of memories are his sister
Mary Cowan of Moncton, children Paul (Donna) of New Minas, NS, Beth
Power (Dan) of Salisbury, NB, Barb Parker (Paul) of Stoney Creek, NB
and David (Tara) of Rothesay, NB.
Grandchildren Jonathan Power (Alison), and their
children Annabel, Juliana and Gordon; Matthew Power (Emily) and their
children Rebekah and Andrew; Nathan Cowan (Becky) and their children
Hannah, Kaitlyn and Heather; Joshua Cowan (Kristi) and their children
Micah and Isaac; Stephanie O’Connor (Dan) and their children
Nathaniel, Abigail and Hannah; Jeffrey Cowan (Karina); Justin Cowan
(Ashley) and their baby James.
He carries our hugs and kisses to those who’ve
gone before, his Dad (1971), and Mom (1993), sister Ruth (1999), his
darling Dorothy (2012), and our sweetie pie Madeline Joy Power
Dad signed my very first autograph book by writing
out the words of Proverbs 3:5&6. The best advice a
Dad can give his children. Thank you Dad. We love you. See
you later! Beth
Resting at Salisbury Funeral Home, 3350 Route 106
(372-4800) with visiting Sunday, December 30 from 2 to 5 pm. The
funeral will be held at the Salisbury Baptist Church Monday, December
31 at 1 pm with Pastor Robert Weaver officiating. Interment
at Pine Hill Cemetery.
If desired, donations to a charity of choice would
be appreciated by the family.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de James Albert Cowan 19332018..