It is with great sadness that we announce that on April 18th, 2000, Alfred Lowey, beloved husband of Rolande Lowey, passed away peacefully at the age of 66 at Royal Inland Hospital.
He was predeceased by his father, Wilfred Lowey; his mother, Gladys (Lowey) Carlson; his stepfather, Ben Carlson; and his brother-in-law, Louis DeGagne.
He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his wife, Rolande; his six sons, Alfred (Tona) Lowey, Denis (Shannon) Lowey, Dale (Colleen) Lowey, Mark (Debbie) Lowey, Clarence (Shelly) Lowey, and Bruce (Kim) Lowey; his grandchildren, Ryan, Tyler, Michelle, Carter, Curtis, Matthew, Kristen, Justin, Rob, Nicole, Jeanette, Rochelle, and Michael; and one great-grandchild, Nicholas.
He also leaves to mourn his three brothers, James (Chris) Lowey, Don (Ethel) Lowey, and Arlo (Florence) Lowey; two sisters, Ruth (Oscar) Anderson, and Tyra (Rick) Hammond; five brothers-in-law, Denis (Yvonne) DeGagne, Amedee (Irene) DeGagne, Ed (Theresa) DeGagne, Phil (Irene) DeGagne; and Claude (Laura) DeGagne; five sisters-in-law, Val (Jerome) Cousineau, Gertie (Clarence) Bujold, Rita (Wayne) McLeod, Yvette (Ron) Beck, and Irene (Len) Legarie; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Alfred was born May 5, 1933 in Fort Frances, Ont., where he later met, and was married to his loving wife of 45 years, Rolande DeGagne.
He was employed with the Fort Frances paper mill until May, 1973. In July, 1973, he moved his family to Kamloops, where he was employed by Weyerhaeuser pulp mill until his retirement in May, 1998.
Alfred was an avid Blazers fan and enjoyed watching sports of any kind. He enjoyed a good game of golf as well as a good game of cards. Sundays were always family barbecue days.
Many a summer vacation was spent travelling back to Fort Frances to visit family and friends.
Prayers for Alfred were held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on Monday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m., and a mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, April 25, 2000 at 11 a.m. with Father Peter Nygyen and Father Scott McCaig officiating.
Burial to follow at Hillside Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank good friend and family physician, Dr. Tomm, Dr. Wejeyesingh, Dr. Donaldson, and the nursing staff at RIH. The family also wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to their many family and friends for all their help and support in our time of need.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Kidney Foundation.