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Pearl Myrtle Brougham (Cowen)

April 30, 1933 - January 12, 2022


It is with great sadness we announce mom passed away at the age of 88 in hospital Invermere January 12, 2022.

Born in Drumheller, AB, mom moved with her family Homer and Pearl Cowen and brothers Jim and Jerry to Yahk, BC in 1943.

She lived, worked and raised her family in many communities in the U.S. and Canada and ended her working career at Fording Coal in Elkford operating the “world’s largest truck” – quite a feat for a woman of her time and stature.

She and her husband Bob lived in Elkford and spent many hours fixing the “old museum” property in Yahk, where they eventually retired to live full-time until moving to Cranbrook in 2008.  During retirement they remained active camping, fishing, coffee at the local Dairy Queen, participating in seniors’ activities and spending time with family and friends.  Of course there was never the lack of a fur-baby in their home, the most recent being LittleBear who was near and dear to mom’s heart  and who is thriving in Calgary

We are thankful to all the Interior Health Home Care staff.  With their assistance, mom was able to remain in her home, as was her desire until she went into long-term care in October.  Thank you to the carring staff at Swan Valley Lodge and Ivy House.

Mom is predeceased by her parents and brothers and her loving husband Bob of 46 years, her sons Roy, Terry and Bruce Eddy.

She is survived by her daughters Sharon  Adams (Jack) of Ottawa, daughter Lynn Fyhn, Greg Eddy (Val), John Eddy (June) all of Calgary, daughters-in-law Barb and Cindy, a dozen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren as well as Bob’s children Nancy and Raymond.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the summer as pandemic restrictions allow.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Cranbrook SPCA would be greatly appreciated.


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Remi & Tilly Garneau
Relation: Friend

Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family. We were part of the coffee crew that Pearl use to go to. She will be sadly missed. RIP Pearl.

From: Donna Huisman
Relation: Co-worker/friend

I’m so sorry to hear of Pearls passing. I had the pleasure of working side by side with Pearl and Bob for many years. Pearl was a true inspiration and a very kind, loving lady. I have many fond memories…RIP Pearl

Relation: Through Better at Home.

I bet there was a heck of a party when “Pearly” arrived in heaven! Condolences to family. Thanks for sharing Bob & Pearl with us. <3 Bob & Laurie Harris (Better at Home)

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Cranbrook SPCA, PO Box 2, Cranbrook, BC  V1C 4H6

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