Marion COWAN

COWAN. Marion Margaret. Age 89, died Tuesday, September 27, 2011 in Abbotsford, BC. Marion was born February 25, 1922, in Sperling, Manitoba, to John and Mary McKillop Cowan; older siblings were Jim, Hugh and George Cowan. In 1936 she came to know Christ as her Savior. After nursing school in Winnipeg and Bible school in London, Ontario, she joined Wycliffe Bible Translators and went to Mexico in 1949. She spent the next 43 years involved in translating the New Testament into 4 minority Mayan languages. Marion also served on the Board of Directors of Wycliffe Canada. She retired in Abbotsford, BC in 2004. Marion’s most lasting accomplishment was as a translator of the Word of God. One young Tzotzil man said, after obtaining his own copy of the New Testament, “Now we know that God loves us because He speaks our language.” A Memorial Service will be held Friday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m. at the Menno Hospital Chapel, Abbotsford, BC.

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