We regret to announce the death at Coquihalla House in Merritt, on January 4, 2003, of Mrs. Freda Cowden, at the age of 84 years. Freda was born in Dauphin, Manitoba, and was a longtime resident of the Vernon area. She was a nursing aide for many years, and was an active member of the Old Age Pensioners Association, including a period as the local president. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her children: son, Jerry (Gail) of Armstrong, and daughters: Carroll (Daryl) Weyman of Merritt, Judy Drobot of Vernon, Maureen (Bob) Gordon of Merritt, and Evelyn Patterson of Langley. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters Amy, Vera & Marion in Dauphin; and numerous extended family members. A Celebration of Life Service will b e held on Wednesday, January 8, at 10:00 A.M., in the chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, with Mr. Brian Jackson officiating. Interment will follow in the Vernon City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to do so may make donations in memory of Freda to the Parkinson Disease Association, #600-890 W. Pender St., Vancouver, B.C., V6C 1K4. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home. 542-0155.

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