“Plays Abbigail” – Poem in Honour of 27268 Abbigail Cowbrough

Editor’s Note: The following poem originally appeared in the 5 Oct 2020 edition of the Trident, CFB Halifax’s base newspaper, in honour of 27268 Slt Abbigail Cowbrough (RMC 2018) who was one of 6 military members killed in a helicopter crash earlier this year. It can be found here on page 6 and is reprinted with the kind permission of the author.


  • Mike Kennedy

    November 4, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    I had the pleasure of meeting Abbigail at the RMC Club annual dinner in Toronto shortly before she graduated. She was a fine young woman with her whole life ahead of her, and someone with tremendous potential to contribute to our country and the RCN. Like everyone else in the RMC community, I was deeply saddened to hear the news of her tragic and untimely passing. Abbigail will never be forgotten, and I extend my sincere condolences to her family, friends, shipmates, and classmates.
    Rest in peace, Abbigail, you served Canada and RMC well.

  • Garth Paul Ukrainetz

    November 7, 2020 at 12:44 am

    Abbigail was a fine young woman. I hope Nova Scotians will hold Abbigail’s poem close to their hearts, for she loved Nova Scotia.