Etc. -- Edmund Cowdry's 1919 obituary
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 5 article in the 13 Feb 1919 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

The Late Edmund Cowdry

Mr. Cowdry, whose funeral took place from Trinity Church to Oakwood Cemetery on Sunday afternoon was for many years a well known figure in our community. He must have been manager of the Bank of Commerce here for nearly, if not quite, 30 years. And years before coming to Simcoe as manager, he had served the same institution in a junior capacity.

When he had completed the years of service with the bank entitling him to superannuation, he was succeeded here by Mr. King and he and his family went to live in Toronto.

Some two years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Cowdry moved to Vancouver to be with Mrs. Usborne, their second daughter, who was made a widow by the war, her husband being killed in action.

In Vancouver, Mr. Cowdry died on Sunday, 
2 Feb 1919, unexpectedly, after a brief illness. 
He was in his 73rd year.

He is survived by his widow, who was before her marriage, a Miss Saddler of Hamilton, and by four children: Mrs. Robert L. Innes of Hamilton, 
Mrs. Usborne and Miss Nora Cowdry, and 
Mr. Harry Cowdry of the Macdonald Co'y of Winnipeg.

The funeral service in Trinity Church was conducted by the rector, Rev. A. B. Farney. The pall-bearers were C. C. Rapelje, Walter C. McCall, Geo. A. Curtis, W. Y. Wallace, H. S. Falls and H. B. Donly.

Edmund Cowdry
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