John Cowan, a retired Captain of The Brockville Rifles, passed away peacefully on March 22, 2023, at Kingston General Hospital, at the age of 86. John was a member of The Brockville Rifles regiment for the latter part of his over ten-year career, retiring as a Captain. He was an expert marksman and navigator, winning many top honors in Canadian Armed Forces land navigation and marksmanship competitions, and receiving the Canadian Forces Decoration. John also pursued a successful career in education which spanned over 40 years. He held various positions, including Technical Department head, Program Coordinator, Vice Principal, and Principal. He was also a member of the Leeds and Grenville County board of Education. John was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He will be remembered by family and friends for his kind heart, his unwavering dedication and selflessness, and his service to his country and community.
John S. Cowan; Third from the left, center row.