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
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
In Vancouver, Mr. Cowdry died on
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.