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In Loving Memory Of

Lillian (Margaret) Lowe

 

Margaret Lowe passed away on October 15, 2017 at the QE II Hospital in Grande Prairie at the age of 94. She was predeceased by her husband, William C. “Bill” Lowe; her parents, Frederick John Hodgins and Beatrice Lily “Tris” (Broadribb) Wilson; her brother, Dr. Donald B. Wilson and sister-in-law, Agnes (Late Dr. Arthur E.) Sovereign, and nephew Frederick Wilson; close cousins, Gerry (Late Charles) Bailey; Rosemary (Late Alan) Tammadge and June (Late Len) Harrison, in England. Also predeceased by sister-in-law Penny (Late Ed) Powell, and brother-in-law Sam (Late Jean) Lowe; very close lifelong friend and “big sister”, Marjorie and (Late Arthur “Paddy”) Pope.

She is survived by her children: Alison (Michael) O’Connor; Donald (Linda) Lowe; and Allan (Judith) Lowe; Grandchildren: Colleen, Patrick and Kathleen O’Connor; Brian (Nicole) Lowe and Janice (Mark) Tofsrud; Alex Lowe. Great-Grandchildren: Erin and Joshua Lowe; Natalie and Marley Tofsrud. Also survived by her niece, Adriel Wilson (Frank Jarvis) and their children, Nicole and Malcolm (Jessica); sisters-in-law, Marion (Late Everett) Knoll and family, and Lorraine (Late Jim) Lowe and family; cousin David (Nenne Van Dijk) Broadribb in England; “special niece” Dr. Amanda Bailey; close friend Georgie Rivers (Late Rev. Louis); many other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins, and friends.

Margaret was born 20 Jun 1923 in Johanna’s Maternity Home in Sexsmith, Alberta. She married William C. “Bill” Lowe on August 26, 1946 at Christ Church Anglican in Grande Prairie. Margaret and Bill spent the first ten years of their marriage living in Edmonton, then returned to Grande Prairie in 1956. She taught school at Swanavon and Avondale in Grande Prairie, retiring in 1988. She also was very musical, playing both piano and organ.

Margaret’s mother passed away in 1952 at the age of 54, of cancer. Her only sibling, Dr. Donald Wilson, was tragically killed in a plane crash near Whitecourt in November 1953. He had volunteered to accompany a polio patient in a hand-lung machine who was being transferred from Grande Prairie to Edmonton. The pilot and patient were also killed, all three were young men with families. Her father passed away in 1985 at the age of 90 and her husband, Bill, in 1998 at the age of 77.

Thanks to the Staff on 5 North at the QE II Hospital, Dr. Noga, Dr. Angela Barreth and Dr. Pope; Staff and residents of Pioneer Lodge; Christ Church Anglican Ministers Janice and Fariborz and the ACW ladies; and our dear friends Berna and Babie, without whose loving help she could not have remained in her own home for the last four years.

A Celebration of Life for Margaret will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at 2:00pm, at Christ Church Anglican in Grande Prairie (6610 Poplar Drive). Reception to follow in the Church Hall.

Donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to the Anglican Church Primate’s World Relief Fund,  http://pwrdf.org/donate/how-to-donate/ or Rotary House C/O 10101-97A St. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0X3  http://www.rotaryhouse.ca/pages/support_us/

In Loving Memory of

Lillian (Margaret) Lowe
 

 
 

 
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Funeral Service Details

Celebration of Life
Saturday, October 28, 2017
2:00 PM
Christ Church Anglican
6610 Poplar Drive, Grande Prairie, AB
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