In Memory of




Obituary for Clayton Paul Cowen

Clayton Paul Cowen, a man of generosity, humour, and compassion, passed peacefully at home on February 17th, 2021. Clayton was the youngest of 10 children born to the late Henry and Jean Cowen. He is survived by his beloved wife Stephanie, cherished children Brandi and Brett (Tara), devoted hound Spot, sister Judy (Bill) and in-laws Geni (Roger), Torrie (John), Phil (Val) and Chris, and too many nieces and nephews to name. He was predeceased by his son, Brandon, and eight siblings: Bill, Bernice, Hughine, Liz, Donald, Diane, Vince, and Grant.

Clayton’s humour and resolve live on in the memories of his loved ones, friends, co-workers, neighbours and countless others. Unbroken, upstanding and unforgettable, with his legendary to-do list finally complete, he now lays in well-deserved rest.

All who knew Clayton are invited to attend a public visitation on Sunday, February 21st, 2021, from 2:00-3:00 p.m., 3:15-4:00 p.m., 6:00-7:00 p.m., or 7:15-8:00 p.m. in the Maurice J. Verhoeve Funeral Homes - Burial and Cremation Services Inc. chapel, 262 Broadway Street, Tillsonburg (519-842-4238). All guests must bring and wear a face covering and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Due to COVID-related attendance restrictions, all attendees must RSVP in advance via Clayton’s tribute page at

The visitation will be followed by cremation and inurnment in the Meadowvale Cemetery in Brampton. Family and friends are also welcomed to join in celebrating Clayton’s life by posting photos and sharing favourite memories and hugs from home on his tribute page. A celebration of Clayton’s life will be held in the future, at a date and time to be announced. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society are appreciated.

“The family is grateful to the CarePartners nurses for their excellent care of Clayton and compassion for the entire family over these past days, months and years, with special thanks to Kris, Rachel, Joanna, and Nicole. The family also wishes to thank the Oxford Palliative Care Team and the staff of Victoria Hospital in London.”