July 11, 2012
-- Norman Cowan, a resident of Capital Place in Olympia Washington is celebrating his 100th Birthday on July 12, 2012.
Norman has been a resident of Capital Place, a Holiday Retirement Independent Living Community for 10 years.
Norman was born on July 12, 1912 in Brisbane Australia the child of settlers. He served in the Royal Australian Air-force from 1943 through 1945. During his wartime service he was trained in Canada where he fell in love with the country.
After World War II he moved to London England as a Public Busman and worked there for two years. In 1948 he sailed to Canada where he met his wife of 37 years Leslee on the ocean cruise ship. Norman worked in Canada till 1953 when he immigrated to the United States with his wife settling in San Francisco California. Norman worked at the San Francisco Chronicle Newspaper for 21 years. Norman was one of the team of printers who advanced news-printing technology from using Lead Ink to printing from microfilm.
Norman is a world traveler with a love of foreign destinations which included New Zealand, China, France, Russia and Egypt. He loves to tell the tale of visiting Paris with his wife Leslee, and of riding a Camel in Egypt and of taking pictures in Red Square Moscow.
Norman is a honored and valued resident of Capital Place and we wish him and his family a joyous celebration of his momentous Birthday. Please join us in a celebration of Normans Birthday on Thursday July 12, 2012 in the dining room of our community at 700 Black Lake Blvd, Olympia WA 98502 where we are having cake and punch.