James Albert Cowan
James A. Cowan, 85 passed away at Kenneth E. Spencer Memorial Home Friday, December 28, 2018 with family at his side.
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 camps.
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 (2014).
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.