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Nancy C. Cowburn

Nancy C. Cowburn (formerly Nancy Knickerbocker of Cincinnatus), 63, of Fort Myers, Florida died Friday, November 29, 2013, with her family by her side at the Hope Hospice Home in Fort Myers from injuries sustained in a November 15, 2013 automobile accident.

Born March 8, 1950, in Batavia, she has resided in the Fort Myers area for the past decade where she dedicated her life as a nurse helping people in various assisted living retirement facilities.  Prior to moving to Fort Myers she resided in the Central NY area where she was also a caregiver to those in the later stages of life.
She was a proud mother, grandmother, and a devoted sister.  She is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Thom) Mulhern of Taylor and her son, Donald (Tina) Knickerbocker of Cincinnatus.

She also leaves behind her grandchildren Danielle and Thomas Mulhern and Miranda and Madison Knickerbocker.  Additionally, Nancy leaves her brothers William (Bernice) Corrigan of Saratoga, and Almon (Linda) Corrigan of Baldwinsville, as well as her sisters Marilyn (Bob) Foucart of Liverpool, Kathy (Dave) Gingrich of Cicero, and Sally (Bob) Niggli of Tampa.  Nancy will be greatly missed by her adored pet parrot, Wally McGregor.
There will be no memorial services at this time.  A celebration of Nancy’s life will take place in the spring.  Expressions of sympathy in memory of Nancy may be directed to Caring Community Hospice of Cortland, 11 Kennedy Parkway, Cortland, NY 13045.

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To the family of Nancy Cowburn. You all know how special your mother and sister was. I will miss her.  I love your family and am hopeful that you will remember all the good times with her. I know I will. Hugs too you all.

Jean White Dec 18 2013 12:00 AM

Saddened by the news of this.  To all of Nancy's family, she was a dynamic person willing to help and befriend all.  I have fond memories of her, I liked her very much and will remember her fondly.

Charles Fint Dec 13 2013 12:00 AM

Nancy was such a special friend and caregiver to my mother and father and I knew her as a woman with a heart of gold. I was with her sitting on the kitchen floor at my mother's home just days before she passed working on fixing something like two silly girls laughing as if we hadn't a care in the world. To know Nancy was to be gifted with a friendship I will never forget. I will miss her but never forget her gift of reminding me what life means.... Thank you Nancy for everything you have given to my family... You are loved by so many and may your family's hearts find peace in knowing how deeply you have been loved by so many xo

Patty Silva Dec 13 2013 12:00 AM

You were such a great nurse and you will be greatly missed,

Jane Joslin RN Dec 4 2013 12:00 AM

deepest sympathy to the families, she will be greatly missed

lynn [ johnson ] wood Dec 3 2013 12:00 AM