Colette Roberta (nee: Nichols) COWAN

It is with great sadness, much love, and beautiful memories the family of Colette Cowan (nee: Nichols) announce her passing on December 19, 2022.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Courtney; her parents Marie and Jim Nichols, her sisters Michelle (Doug), Darcelle and Danielle and her nieces Cassie, Chelsea, Caileigh, Charlotte and Kennedy. 

Colette was born November 15, 1967, in Edmonton, Alberta.  Colette spent her younger years hanging out at the pool with her sisters and friends as part of the Edmonton Blue Fin competitive swim club travelling western Canada and creating lifelong memories. Colette then spent her adult life forging out a career in the food and grocery industry landing at The Village at Pigeon Lake as the bakery manager at Buy Low Foods at the Village Market.

Colette lived in Ontario for over 10 years, returning to Alberta several years ago where she settled out at Pigeon Lake.  It was at Mameo Beach, and with forever gratitude to Kris and Kerry Bremac, that Colette had a place she loved to call home.  

Colette will be dearly missed by family and both new and lifelong friends.

Thank you to all who have shared prayers, kind words of support and memories during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

A celebration of Colette’s life will be held on

Sunday, January 22, 2023 

Highlands Golf Course Clubhouse

6603 Ada Boulevard, Edmonton, Alberta, T5W 4N5



  1. Laraine & Dave Korol

    There are no words to express the deep sorrow we share in the loss of your beautiful Colette. Know we are thinking about you and keeping you in our prayers and in our hearts.

    • Shelley Vettese-Baert

      We were so sad to hear of Colette’s passing. So many fond memories of the time spent training and going to swim meets.
      Thoughts and prayers go to all of you during this difficult time.
      The Vettese and Baert family

  2. James Amos

    To Jim, Marie, Michelle, Darcelle, Danielle & Courtney I am so sorry to hear of Colette’s passing I just found out today thinking of you all saying prayers I will light a candle.

  3. Violetta Roth

    It is With Profound and Immeasurable Sadness that I’ve just today learned of Your Heart-ache in The Loss of Colette. Please accept My Families Deepest Sympathies ~ you remain in Our Thoughts and Prayers…..
    And we send Warm Hugs & Much Love to All of You ~ Violetta & Family


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