COWLEY, Captain Donald John
Jack passed away at Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock, B.C. on January 19, 2008 after a long, full life dedicated to his loving family, friends, communities, his army and newspaper careers. He was pre-deceased by his sons, John & Andrew Cowley in 1967, and his wife of 60 years, Helen
Eleanor (Zyla) Cowley in 2003. His
sister, Marea Cosco, four daughters, Penny, Jacky, Sarah & Julie, 12 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren,
nieces, nephews and many friends are left to celebrate his life and cherish the many fond memories of the loving, helpful and happy times he gave to all.
Born August 13, 1918 in St. James, Manitoba. He proudly served his country from 1939 to 1946 as a member of the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) and served during WW II in Italy, France and Holland. Prior to going overseas he married Helen in 1941. He was also called out during the Korean War, serving his time at headquarters at Jericho.
After WWII Jack moved West and spent years working in the newspaper
industry. He worked in the advertising department of the Vancouver Province, and was Western Region Manager of Advertising for Thompson Newspapers. He eventually started his own
advertising business, Admer Services. He and Helen made their home in North Vancouver until they moved to the Ocean Park area to enjoy their
retirement years. Jack’s family wishes to thank the 2nd floor surgical staff of Peace Arch Hospital for their kind care during his final weeks.