Bruce Cowan

Obituary of Bruce Cowan

Cowan, Louis "Bruce"


November 2, 1944 - February 3, 2022

After an extraordinary and courageous fight against cancer, Bruce sadly passed away peacefully in his home with his wife Mary and family by his side. Loving husband of 55yrs to Mary Cowan (Vanek). Beloved dad to PJ and Mark (Carolyn) and chosen father to Ginny, Lori and Kelli. Cherished brother to Parry, Paul and Mark. Brother-in-law to Joe and Kathy Vanek. Uncle and Great Uncle to many nieces and nephews. His pride could be seen in the faces of his grandchildren, Sarah (Jason), Cameron (1993), Rachel (Martin), Joshua (Nikki), Ashley (Kevin) and Melissa (Nathan). His joy spread in the hearts of his 8 great grandchildren. Lilianna, Amelia, Valor, Clara, Jorja, Emily, Jewlia and Hannah. Bruce accomplished many great things in his life. After 22 years in Police Services, at the age of 44, Bruce set off on his next chapter in his life, spending 33 years as a Social Worker, finally retiring February 3, 2022. Most would say his greatest achievements were found at local baseball fields and hockey arenas, as he coached, mentored and loved everyone he came in contact with. He will be greatly missed. His wisdom and advice will live on in our hearts. Husband, Father, Dad, Pops, Grandpa, Great grandpa, BopBop, brother, uncle, friend, buddy, and mentor are a few of the names that we can use to describe Bruce. But the most deserving is “LOVED’. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to local minor sports. Celebration of Life to be held on February 20th, 2022. Please contact PJ at for more information.