Barbara Anne Cowan\r\n1937-2021\r\n\r\nWaterville-Barbara Anne Cowan (Gagnon), 83, of Waterville, Maine, passed away on February 16th, 2021, with loving family members by her side. Barbara was born in Waterville in 1937, and attended St. John's School and Mt. Merici Academy, graduating in 1955. She met the love of her life, Darryl Cowan, at the Waterville Morning Sentinel, where she worked for over thirty years as a talented typist, eventually advancing to become the secretary for the General Manager. In 1962, Barbara and Darryl married and began an old-fashioned storybook life together raising six children, whom they cherished. Their deep and enduring love for each other lasted for over fifty years, remaining undiminished after Darryl passed away in 2013.\r\nBarbara enjoyed the simple things in life and made sure that the house was always filled with music, food, love and respect. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, her greatest pride was providing for her family and seeing them flourish. Together, Barbara and Darryl instilled the values of honesty, hard work, independence and respect for all into the roots of the family tree. She was a devout Catholic and active member of Sacred Heart and Notre Dame parishes.\r\nAs a young child, Barbara lived with her paternal grandfather Vede, her paternal grandmother Bella, her father Reggie, her aunts, and her dog Beauty. Barbara's mother Florette died during childbirth, and Barbara forever longed to meet her in the next life. A deeply spiritual person, Barbara's faith filled her with the peace that she would be reunited in the Kingdom of God with the special people in her life.\r\nBarbara is survived by her six children: Kelly, Kevin, Keith, Karl, Kenneth, and Kristopher; her eight grandchildren: Savannah, Madeline, Anna, Emily, Michael, Morgan, Samuel, and Eleanor; her two great-grandchildren: Meg and Sonny, and her brother, Roger Gagnon. Barbara also leaves behind her beloved dogs, Micah and Misha. \r\nShe is predeceased by her father Reggie and mother Florette, her brother Robert, her stepmother Gabrielle, and her great-grandson Henry. She will be deeply missed. With a demeanor that was contagious to all who were close to her, Barbie Ann will remain forever in our hearts as someone dearly loved by her family and the many acquaintances she had in her lifetime.\r\nA Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday, June 29 at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 116 Silver Street, Waterville. Burial for Barbara and Darryl will be held after the Mass at 1 PM in the Maine Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mount Vernon Road, Augusta.\r\nArrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville. An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at www.gallantfh.com\r\n\r\nPeace be with you, Weezie. Until we meet again\r\n\r\n In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Mt Merici Academy in her memory. They can be made at MountMerici.org or Mount Merici Academy, 18 Mount Merici Avenue, Waterville, Maine 04901.