John Cowcher farewelled
Hundreds gathered at the Williams Ram Shed last week, to celebrate the life of former shire president John Cowcher.
Mr Cowcher was described as a “true gentleman that touched the lives of so many” - a sentiment that resonated strongly with those in attendance.
Members of the Cowcher family were thankful of the far reaching support they had received since Mr Cowcher’s tragic passing and remembered him as a man who loved his family, cattle farming and Williams.
His love for Williams was amplified on behalf of the shire by fellow councillor Jarrad Logie who said Mr Cowcher was a friend and mentor to all, whose positive influence could be found on every street in town.
Mr Logie went onto describe how Mr Cowcher and his wife Heidi were a irreplaceable pillar of the community, and the hollowing feeling that would be felt in shire chambers at the next council meeting.
“Very sad time for everyone in Williams, John was very influential as a leader in the Williams community and he’ll be sorely missed by everyone here at the shire,” Shire of Williams chief executive Geoff McKeown said.
Mr Cowcher passed away tragically a fortnight ago while fishing with his wife and their son off Peaceful Bay, about 50km west of Denmark, when their small boat was capsized by a wave.
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