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Ralph Douglas Cowie

Ralph D. Cowie, 86, of Dieppe, passed away peacefully at The Moncton Hospital on Monday, May 15, 2017. Born in Moncton, he was the son of the late Robert "Burt" and Ruby (Madden) Cowie. Ralph was retired from the Department of Justice, Province of NB.  An avid reader of war history and an expert marksman, his hobbies included motorcycles, airplanes, cars and anything with an engine. He enjoyed NASCAR racing and watching the Discovery Channel.  Ralph was a member of the Moncton Motorcycle Touring Club and enjoyed walking the trails in Shediac and going to the Pointe-du-Chene wharf. Ralph will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 48 years, Sandra (Steeves) Cowie; daughter, Beth Cowie of New Hampshire; brother, Bruce Cowie (Sylvia) of Amherst, NS; mother-in-law, Luetta Steeves of Moncton; sister-in-law, Zeny Cowie of BC; brothers-in-law, Terry Steeves (Beverly) and Dan Steeves (Debbie), as well as many caring nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Jack Cowie. A gathering to share memories and celebrate Ralph’s life will be held at Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995) on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Shriners Hospital for Children Travel Fund or a memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at