Wendy Lynn Cowan (nee Grove)
Wendy passed away peacefully at St John Hospice on November 10 2015 at 9:05 p.m. with her husband and daughters at her bedside. Wendy is pre-deceased by her mother Eileen Nicholson (Grove), father Lowell ‘Lefty’ Grove, and sister-in-law Joan Grove. Wendy is survived by her loving husband of 50 years Bob. Wendy will be lovingly remembered by her daughters Christine Cowan (Rick Susnjara), Diana Miller (James Miller) and Lynda Cowan (Anthony DelBosco): grandchildren Mimi and Rylee Miller; siblings Lesley Beiderweiden (Jim), Terry Grove (Wendy), and Laurie Grove.
Wendy was born in Edmonton, AB, raised in Penticton BC and moved to Vancouver BC to attend UBC and VGH School of Nursing. Wendy worked as an RN for over 30 years at BC children’s hospital in the operating room specializing in pediatric open-heart surgery. Wendy was a volunteer with the Junior League of Vancouver, the Friends of the Garden (FOGS) at UBC botanical garden, and a member of the Vancouver Garden Club and the Probus Club of Vancouver. Wendy was also a member of the Order of St. John and involved in the building of St. John Hospice.
Wendy enjoyed golf and yoga at Shaughnessy, skiing at Whistler, summers in Penticton, annual trips to Napili Kai Beach Resort, as well as traveling with her husband and friends. Wendy was known for her love and dedication to her family and friends and her commitment to St. John’s Vancouver Anglican Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada or to the Order of St. John Palliative Care Foundation in the name of Wendy Cowan.
* This obituary was submitted by a Solace employee. Wendy passed away prior to the launch of Solace.