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Rev. Bruce Barnett-Cowan
September 30, 1952 - July 1, 2015
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<div itemprop="description">Peacefully, after a long and brave struggle with cancer, the Rev. Bruce Edgar Barnett-Cowan died July 1, 2015. Husband of Canon Dr. Alyson Barnett-Cowan, proud father of Michael (Ryan), Catherine (Hyun Suk) and Francesca, doting grandfather of Quinn, Ewan, Caelan and &lsquo;Sprout&rsquo;. Survived by his mother, Donna Eggertson, sister Laura and brother Gunnar (Cathy). <br /> <br />Ordained an Anglican priest 37 years ago, Bruce served congregations in Schefferville, QC; St Paul&rsquo;s Runnymede, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Clement&rsquo;s and St. Matthew&rsquo;s Riverdale in Toronto; Coldwater and Fairvalley, ON; and most recently he was a self-sustaining minister at St. Martin&rsquo;s West Acton in London, England. For 8 years he was, with Alyson, Co-President of the Henry Budd College for Ministry in The Pas, Manitoba. He always felt especially honoured to have helped equip Naskapi and Cree First Nations peoples for ministry. <br /> <br />Bruce lived life with flair, whether it was embracing his Scottish heritage and participating in full regalia in the Clan Colquhoun gatherings in Luss on Loch Lomond, proudly supporting the LGBTQ community, tending beautiful gardens in northern Canada, or training his kids and friends alike as sous-chefs while cooking up a storm in the home kitchen. <br /> <br />He touched many lives through his preaching and pastoral care. Cha bhithidh a leithid ami riamh (Gaelic for &lsquo;His equal will never be with us again&rsquo;.) <br /> <br />For those who wish, donations may be made to Trinity College, Toronto (Faculty of Divinity),, the Primate&rsquo;s World Relief and Development Fund, or to Kensington Hospice which the family wishes to thank most profoundly. <br /> <br />Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday July 5 at the Turner &amp; Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. at Windermere, east of the Jane subway. Funeral Service will be held at 2 pm on Monday July 6 at St. Martin&rsquo;s in the Fields Church, 151 Glenlake Ave. Online condolences may be made through <br /> <br />For our friends in the UK, a Requiem Eucharist will be held on Tuesday, July 7th at 8PM at St. Martin's Church Hale Gardens London, UK W3 9SQ. <br /></div>