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Sub-Lieutenant Abbigail Cowbrough Garden for Joy

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Municipality/Province: Sweets Corner, NS

Memorial Number: 12006-088

Type: Garden, sign

Address: 1344 Wentworth Road

Location: Veteran Farm Project

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 44.9863536   Long: -64.0528286

Submitted By: Jessica Miller

The Sub-Lieutenant Abbigail Cowbrough Garden for Joy was dedicated on July 30, 2021. About 25 attendees gathered while Jessica Miller, who owns the Veteran Farm Project along with her husband Steve Murgatroyd, began the ceremony. Guests included Abbigail's father S1 Shane Cowbrough; military personnel; Kody Blois, MP Kings-Hants; Royal Canadian Legion representatives; farm staff and volunteers. 

Abbigail died on April 29, 2020, when the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter she was on crashed off the coast of Greece when returning to HMCS Fredericton after a training flight as part of Operation REASSURANCE.

The carved image of a bird in flight on the garden sign holds special significance, both S1 Shane Cobrough and his daughter had matching tattoos of that image. During HMCS Fredericton’s deployment, Abbigail visited the town of Chania in Greece, which is where her father had that tattoo done on his chest, and she got the same tattoo.

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The Sub-Lieutenant
Abbigail Cowbrough
Garden For Joy

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