The year of 2012 saw another of Jim's children pass away. My great Auntie Joan was Jim and Annie Cowey's 3rd and youngest daughter. On the 26th August 2012, the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Isurava where her father fought to the limits of his endurance, Auntie Joan passed away.
Auntie Joan left behind many sweet and amusing anecdotes of her early family life at The Patch. She was also very kind to answer specific questions I had about her father. I hope to include some if not all of her recollections and imagery in my book, to paint a fuller picture of Jim Cowey and of course his loving and supporting family, of which she was a part.
RIP Auntie Joan.