Margaret Cowan

July 17, 1937 - March 23, 2024

Funeral Details: Celebration of Life will be held at a later date

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Margaret (Marg) Cowan (née Calder) who left us peacefully surrounded by her family on March 23, 2024. Marg will be forever missed by her husband Ray, her children Lynn (Danny), Lisa (Brad) and Boyd (Sarah), her grandchildren Josh, Lauren (Kyle), Rebecca (Andrea), Spencer (Jess), Victoria and Connor, and her great grandchildren Zachary, Hannah, Blake, and Luke.

Marg is predeceased by her siblings George and Cathy and leaves behind her brother Dave, brothers in law Paul (Linda) and Brian (Linda) along with many nieces and nephews who she loved and cared for deeply.

Marg was born on July 17, 1937, and married the love of her life, Ray, on March 15, 1958.  Marg passed with Ray at her side, holding her hand as he had done so many times in their 66 years of marriage.

Marg enjoyed life to the fullest and always had a story to tell.  She took tremendous pride in her family and her home was always open to friends and family to gather, which happened often.

The family would like to thank the amazing, caring staff at Woods Park CareCentre where Marg lived for the past two years.  You are amazing people.  She loved you all and would often speak of the wonderful care she received and the friendships she made during her time there.  Thanks also go out to the compassionate staff at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie who cared for Marg in her final days. You will all forever hold a special place in the hearts of Marg’s family.

A celebration of life will be held at a future date.

As an expression of sympathy donations can be made in Marg’s memory to:

Kidney Foundation

Diabetes Canada



8 Condolences
  • Brett Calder
    Posted on: Thursday, March 28, 2024 Reply

    Aunt Margaret: your sunny presence and perpetual good cheer was dearly loved, appreciated and will be missed.

  • Harlie Mountain
    Posted on: Thursday, March 28, 2024 Reply

    It is with flowing tears that I say how I loved her, Ray and her entire family. They all were family to us. I shall never forget thé wonderful memories of our times together. Love, hugs and prayers to all. RIP MARG ❤️🙏🏻

  • Marianne Calder
    Posted on: Thursday, March 28, 2024 Reply

    Marg will be greatly missed. She was a wonderful, sweet, generous person who always made everyone she knew feel special and genuinely loved.

  • Jane and Steve Way
    Posted on: Friday, March 29, 2024 Reply

    Dear Lynn, We just heard your phone message and we are so sad to hear about Margaret’s passing. Thank you so much for letting us know. Marg was always a special bright light to us in our neighbourhood and we appreciated her open door invites. Lynn we do not have caller ID and would like to get back to either you or Ray. Could you kindly send us a way to get in touch?

    Posted on: Friday, March 29, 2024 Reply

    Her Kawagama friends will miss her dearly.

  • Gladys Cybruch
    Posted on: Sunday, March 31, 2024 Reply

    Dear Ray, I was so sorry to hear of Margs passing . I remember her from our social gatherings when you and I worked together at Cable Tech. She was always so friendly and kind.
    Sincerely, Gladys

  • Linda Peever
    Posted on: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 Reply

    Ray, I am so sorry to hear of Marg’s passing. Always happy, smiling and kind. Made one feel special and welcomed. Many good conversations, laughs at Cable Tech, and when we met outside of work.
    Always Linda

  • Margaret Grant
    Posted on: Monday, April 22, 2024 Reply

    Dear Ray and family, I am so very sorry to hear of Marg’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and will always remember her beautiful smile. Sending love to you all.

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