Barbara Anne COWLEY

9th October 1960 - 7th June 2021
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Wyndham Memorial Hall
44 Balaclava Street
11 June 2021, 2:00PM

COWLEY, Barbara Anne.

Aged 60. After a short but courageous fight Barb passed away on Monday 7 June 2021 surrounded by the love and support of her family and friends. Much loved mother of Layton, Shaun, Annelise, and the late Damon. Cherished sister of Peter, Phillip, and Annette. Dearly loved by all her extended family and many friends. “I smile because you are my family; I laugh because there is nothing you can do about it.” A service to celebrate her life will be held in Wyndham Memorial Hall, 44 Balaclava Street, Wyndham on Friday 11 June at 2pm, private cremation thereafter. Wild flowers only, and please wear coloured clothing as per Barb’s request. Messages can be sent to 80 Pomona Street, Invercargill 9812 or to Barb’s tribute page at


Condolences to all of the family – I was saddened to read of Barbara’s passing – She will I am sure be greatly missed by all of you.
Barbara is a person I remember with affection from our younger days – she always liked a ride on my motorbike, home from Church, Caleb club or from Kingswell High – she was a happy and charming person who has been taken from you all far too young.
May God be with you all as I know Barbara is with Him through your time of remembrance.
Peter Frampton.
Peter Frampton, Bannockburn Central Otago
Barb was such a kind & compassionate teacher who had a great rapport with her students, teachers and community.. She was so passionate with the school production and she got a kick out of encouraging Greg and his friends to be part of it in their year 13. Greg and Ben enjoyed her banter and laughs and “talks” and I appreciated her as their teacher who always cared on their welfare. Rest In Peace, Barb.
Sue Dyer, Wyndham
My path and Barb's only crossed briefly on the Te Ahu o Te Reo Māori course in Invercargill but she impressed me with her warmth and sincerity, lovely sense of fun and laughter and obvious concern for her students. So very sad to learn of her passing.
Arohanui to all her whānau, friends, colleagues and students.
Sheree Keenan, Invercargill
I was so deeply saddened to read of Barbara's passing. My deepest sympathy to all of Barbara's family. Barbara was such a wonderful, kind compassionate teacher and was always there for her students to help in any way. She will be missed very much. I am not able to go to the service but my thoughts and prayers will be will you all. Kind Regards Pam Cameron. Edendale.
Pam Cameron , Edendale