Cowan: A resident of Ridgetown and formerly of Orford Township, George Arthur Cowan, passed away at his home on Friday March 17, 2006 at the age of 68 years. Born in Orford Township, son of the late Frank N. and Anna M. (Wootton) Cowan. Beloved husband of Judith D. (Watts) Cowan. Dear father of daughters Laura Knight and her husband Rob of Ayr, Ann Segeren and husband Jim of Komoka and predeceased by son George Edward (Ted) Cowan (1971). Also survived by 2 chosen sons Gerald Ellis of Calgary and Edward Ellis of Ridgetown. Grandfather of Jordan, Christopher and Daniel Knight, Maggie Segeren, Tanner and Tyler Ellis. Great Grandfather of Juliana Martin Brother of Joyce Gitt Conway and her husband Syd of Weston, Norine Walker and Charles of Thamesville and the late John William Cowan (1938) Brother-in-law of Edward Watts and wife Dorothy of Thamesville, Margaret Johnson and husband Don of West Bloomfield, Mich., Ruth Ann Smith and husband Jim of Chatham, Brenda Everitt and husband Allan of Chatham and the late Dorothy Lee Watts George was a retired farmer and building contractor. Following his retirement, he and his wife Judy were well known interior decorators. He served for eight years as a director of Howard Mutual Insurance Company, was a member of Emmanuel Congregational Church, Ridgetown and had been active on many church boards. Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home. 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Sunday from 2:00-4:30 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at Emmanuel Congregational Church, 68 Erie Street North, Ridgetown on Monday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev.Barry Dixon officiating Interment Gosnell Cemetery, Orford Township. Donations made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Emmanuel Congregational Church appreciated.