Winnifred “Win” Cochrane

Winnifred "Win" Cochrane

Winnifred “Win” Cochrane passed away in Bastion Place, Salmon Arm, BC on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the age of 97 years.

A family graveside service will be held at her mother’s grave in Mt. Ida Cemetery, followed by a Memorial tea at the Mountainside room at Bowers Funeral Home on Friday afternoon, September 26th at 2 p.m. with Jack Bowers the funeral celebrant.

Born in Medicine Hat, Alberta on October 6, 1916, Win came with her parents, the late George and Louisa Gobbett, to Salmon Arm at the age of 2 years. This area became a source of her lifetime love of gardening and the great natural outdoors. She is well remembered for her former years at Beer’s Clothing, working with the late Clinton Beer, and Andy Morrison in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Win also worked in the Apple packing plant at Canoe. She remained active in later years taking part in outings with the Naturalists’ Club and with her garden, including still climbing a ladder to prune her fruit trees at 90 years of age, making sure she was out of sight of the neighbours so as not to worry them.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Robert Frederick Douglas in 1957, second husband, Mathew Vincent Cochrane in 1987, and her son, George Douglas in 2006.

Win leaves her loving and dedicated family, daughter, Mary (Dann) Hickman, daughter in law, Tina Douglas, grandchildren, Ryan, Holly and Lisa;

Step children, Linda (Tom) Munro, Tom Cochrane, Gary (Lola) Cochrane, step grandchildren, Stacey, Jean, Steven, and 3 great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Dr. Wood and the staff at Bastion Place for the care provided to her in her later years.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the SPCA

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