I first met Claire in 1973 when Nick and I went canoeing in Dartmoor. She was always quick to smile and laugh, very kind and generous and loved her horses and dogs, we had a lot of laughs together in the short time I knew her. I'm sad we lost touch. To Rupert, as you know from losing Cynthia I have some understanding of how you must feel, I saw this on a headstone in Ireland and thought how true "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal"
In loving memory of Claire Cowley née Coulton aged 66 years who passed away peacefully at home in Shebbear on September 19th.
Beloved wife of Rupert, mother of Richard and Tim, grandmother of Louis.
Private cremation. Thanksgiving service at St. Mary's Church, Buckland Filleigh, Devon, on Wednesday 3rd October at 2:30 pm.
Family flowers only, donations if desired, to the North Devon Hospice by retiring collection or may be sent to N. Lock and Son, Black Torrington, EX21 5QD Tel: 01409 231281.