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Published On: Tue, Jun 18th, 2013

COWAN: Russell of R.R.#3 Thamesville

Cowan: Russell Elgin, a resident of R.R.#3 Thamesville, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at the age of 52. Born in Chatham, son of Elgin Cowan and the late Rhoda (Leeson) Cowan. Beloved husband and best friend of Merril (Goldhawk) Cowan. Loving father of Jade (Andrew Carss), Hayley, Avery, and Hayden Cowan. Dear brother of Judy Dawson (Joe), Brenda Stover (Jack), Nancy Snobelen (Dan). Sadly missed by mother-in-law Jean Goldhawk (Irwin); brothers-in-law Ross Goldhawk (Lynda), Greg Goldhawk (Sharon), Dan Goldhawk (Deb), Valerie Paul (Brad). Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father-in-law William “Bill” Goldhawk. The Cowan family will receive friends at the John C. Badder Funeral Home, Thamesville on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9pm .

A Celebration of Russell’s Life will be held at the Thamesville United Church, on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 2:00pm. Interment of Cremains will be in Mayhew-Mt.Pleasant Cemetery, Thamesville. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to Canadian Red Cross or the Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario. Online condolences and donations may be left at

About the Author

- Nathan is originally from Cardiff, Wales, and was imported to Canada as a internet mail order groom in 1998 and has managed to avoid deportation ever since. Even though sometimes mis-interpreted, possibly to retaining a Welsh accent, he continues to try his best to make a difference to the community he has grown to love.