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Howard Lowe

May 9, 1927 - April 17, 2016

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Howard passed away peacefully at Evergreen Extended Care Unit with his wife, Esther, and family by his side. He was predeceased by his parents John and Daisy Lowe, brothers Johnny, Billy and Leslie, sister Hilda Denke, brother-in-law Harold Denke, son Glenn Phillips, daughter Laverna Lowe and great-grandson Christopher Welde. Howard is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Esther, son Harold (Tracey), daughters Berri Lynne (Rod), Leslie Ann (David), Flora and Rose (James), extended family members Lorraine and Ron Henderson, Steve and Emily Crowther and numerous special grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Howard was born in Montreal Lake, SK, to John and Daisy Lowe; the youngest of four boys and one daughter. Growing up he was sent off to boarding school in Prince Albert, SK, to continue his education. He went on to teacher's college and started teaching at the age of 18 in 1946.

Howard met the love of his life, Esther, at church camp and started dating her one year later; they were married on July 16, 1950.

Howard taught in numerous one-room schools in Saskatchewan, until it was time for his own children to go to school, and then the family moved from the country to town. In 1963, Howard packed up the family and moved to Powell River, where he started his teaching career at Wildwood School, then JP Dallos and Gordon Park elementary schools, where he retired in 1987.

Esther and Howard also became deeply involved in foster parenting; they had over 50 children go through their household, with some staying all their lives, becoming their children. Howard was also involved with BC Federation of Foster Parent Associations (BCFFPA), holding several positions on the executive. In 1991, Howard and Esther received the Lieutenant Governor's Award to Foster Parents in Victoria, honouring their dedication to foster parenting. Both were made honourary lifetime members of BCFFPA. Their door was always open to anyone who wanted to stop by, whether for a coffee or a bed to sleep in.
We would like thank all the care workers who helped Howard at home, staff at Evergreen Extended Care Unit and Dr. Andreae, for their kindness and compassion expressed toward Howard, Esther and family.

A service will be held Tuesday, April 26, 1 pm at Salvation Army Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Howard's name to Powell River Salvation Army, 4500 Joyce Avenue, Powell River, BC V8A 3A6 or BCFFPA, 131 – 8th Street, New Westminster, BC, V3M 3P6.
Condolences can be sent online to Stubberfield Funeral Home at stubberfieldfh.com.
 

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From: Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff

Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: rplacepb@shaw.ca
Relation: ..one of the drop-ins that stayed..

so..very saddened to hear this.. Just saw Eric’s post with pictures of Howard & Ester. . So grateful to them for letting me be a part of your family. Good-bye Mr. Lowe.. you were the best foster dad.. <3 hugs to all the family.. love you <3

From: Gerald and Fran Jones
Relation: Mr. Lowe's son Harold is a friend

Harold and Tracey sorry for your loss will be keeping you and your family in our prayers.

Gerald and Fran

From: Petitcodiac Firemen's Assoc
Relation: Mr. Lowe's son Harold formenr member of the Petitcodiac Fire Dept and is a very good friend of all the members.

On behalf of the Officer’s and members of the Petitcodiac Fire Dept we extend our sympathies to Harold, Tracey and Mr. Lowe’s family.
Thinking of you at this sad time.

From: Sharon and Dave Peters
Relation: know his son Harold

Harold, Tracy and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family at this time. It is a difficult time but memories will make it easier.
Sharon and Dave

From: Shelley Scott
Relation: Co-worker of son Harold

My deepest sympathies to Harold and his family. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

From: Eileen Badry
Relation: family friend

Esther, Berri, Leslie Ann, Harold and Flora our deepest condolences for your loss. He was a great man. Wish I could be there but I’m glad I got to see him a couple of weeks ago. Thoughts and prayers to you as you say your final goodbye. Love to you all.

From: Ed Sampson
Relation: neighbour

Last year on our annual boat trip to Desolation Sound we stopped in Powell River where I read the “Valentine Special Love story of Howard and Esther Lowe”. I have shared the article with a number of Melfort people. I regret not calling earlier and giving you a big congratulations on a life well lived! Deepest sympathies. Ed Sampson

From: Ed Sampson
Relation: Neighbour

Last year on our annual boat trip to Desolation Sound we stopped in Powell River I read the “Valentine Special Love Story of Howard and Ester Lowe”. I have shared the article with a number of Melfort people and regret not calling and giving you a big congratulations on a life well lived! Deepest sympathies. Ed Sampson

From: Heather MacLeod
Relation: My grade 4 teacher at Gordon Park.

Thank-you Mr. Lowe for being an amazing teacher and foster parent. I knew some of the kids who called your place “home”. You and your wife always had me in awe. God has called another angel home so you could be reunited with those who went before you. Blessings to those you leave behind and may heaven’s gates be opened wide to welcome you. Thank-you again for your community love and spirit. Heather MacLeod.

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Date & Time:
April 26, 2016
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
The Salvation Army Citadel
4500 Joyce Ave.
Powell River, Select your State or Province Canada

4500 Joyce Ave.
Powell River, Select your State or Province Canada

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