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LOEWEN – Kenneth “Kenny” Brian

March 12, 1965 – December 10, 2010

Kenneth “Kenny” Brian Loewen, beloved husband of Lee of Calgary, passed away suddenly on Friday, December 10, 2010 at the age of 45 years.

Kenny was born on March 12, 1965 in Red Deer, AB. Kenny started his school life there. When the family moved to Calgary he went from Westgate to Egbert and finished at Crescent Heights. Then, he went on to the University of Calgary where he took Mechanical Engineering.

Kenny was always an oilfield hand and started working with Dowell of Canada while going to university. Upon leaving U of C he continued with Dowell (Schlumberger). For several years, he was in the drilling fluid business but returned to his real interest in the frac business in 2006 when he became a founding partner in Century Oilfield Services. For the past year Kenny was working on founding a new oilfield company as well as spending quality time with his family. Kenny’s work allowed him to travel all over Canada, the United States, China, Iran and India, both in service and sales.

Kenny and his family spent many happy times in their second homes in Mesa, AZ. and Whitefish, MT. This fall the family took Nana and Papa to Disneyland for a wonderful family trip that created very special memories. Kenny was an avid golfer, sports fan and a previous player/president of the Calgary Rams Rugby Club. He was also a loyal season ticket holder of the Calgary Flames. The few live Flames games he missed were watched on T.V. This year he was sure his team, The Steelers, would win the Super Bowl. Everyone who knew Kenny knew of his passionate love for music, especially Rock and Roll!

Besides his loving wife Lee, Kenny is survived by his children, Jamey (10), Paige (8) and Bradley (2); parents Allan and Donna of Calgary, AB; siblings and their spouses, Jim (Nanette), Kathleen Cabral (Glenn), Brenda Schreindorfer (John), Cheryl (Darren Payne), father-in-law Ken Gidluck of Biggar, SK., his niece and nephew Candace and Tyler Schreindorfer of Calgary and numerous other nieces and nephews in Alberta and Saskatchewan. His beloved dog Maggie was one of his greatest friends. It would take too many pages to list the rest of his surviving relatives, friends and acquaintances, but he loved them all. Kenny was the glue that held so many people together and he will be terribly missed.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Rotary/Flames House, 2888 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 6A8, Telephone: (403)955-8818, Toll Free:1-877-715-KIDS(5437), Fax:(403)955-8840 or to the charity of your choice.

In living memory of Kenny Loewen, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Karin and I are very sad for you and your families loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We have many fond memories of our times with Kenny. He will be missed dearly by us.

    He was my friend

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  2. Lee, I just wanted to tell you how terribly sorry I was to hear the news and that my heart goes out to you and the kids as well as your families.
    Please know that I am thinking of you and that I will give you a call in the New Year to check in.
    Take Care
    Kara, Tyrone, Ella and Aida Varga

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  3. Becky Matiowsky/ Wayne Campbell :

    Lee, we are shocked and saddened to learn of Ken’s passing. We send our deepest sympathies, and most loving thoughts to you and the kids. Anything you need at all, please feel free to call anytime. Even though we haven’t spoken since we moved, we still consider you friends, and wish for nothing but the best for you, the girls, and Bradley. Our number remains the same, as well. Take care, Lee~ w/ love, Becky, Wayne & Addison

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  4. Tara (McCreary) Killen :

    Dear Lee and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Kenny. It makes my heart so sad for your family to lose someone so dear and full of life. I’ve always thought very highly of Kenny and will miss K-Lo very much! My thoughts, heart and prayers are with you through this very difficult time.

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  5. Marnie, Kevin, Payton & Autumn Thompson :

    Lee and family,

    It was with great sadness that we learned of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this very difficult time.

    Marnie, Kevin, Payton and Autumn Thompson

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  6. Lisa Folster and Family :

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Kenny was an amazing guy with a huge heart. He will be sadly missed, for a very long time, by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him. God Bless!

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  7. John, Margaret Schreindorfer :

    We are deeply saddened to hear of the sudden death of Ken, our sympathy to the family and friends. GOD BLESS

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  8. Larry & Brenda Pedersen :

    There are no words that can express the sadness we feel for your family.
    We just had the pleasure of having Kenny again at our home in Arizona this November.
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Kenny will be deeply missed by all.

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  9. Dear Lee,
    I don’t know what words to express at this extremely difficult time. I can only say that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your young family. May the Lord bless you with some peace and understanding as you cope with your loss.

    My sincerest condolences,
    Rick Vermunt (Abbott Laboratories)

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  10. Tyler & Dawn Bittner :

    We are so sorry to hear about Kenny. It’s still hard to believe. I know it’s been a while since we all got together, but some of our best memories are in Calgary with the old Dowell gang. We really wanted to be there for the service, but are not going to be able to make it. Please know that we are thinking of you and if there is anything we can do for you, let us know.

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  11. eggy and Jerry Smith :

    Dear Lee,

    It is a shock to all in Mesa, Arizona. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Sincerely,
    Peggy and Jerry Smith
    Mesa, Arizona

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  12. To the Loewen family,
    My wife and I were so sorry to hear about Ken’s sudden passing. I want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. As an employee of Century I feel privileged to have worked for Ken. May God wrap his comforting arms around you and give you peace and strength to deal with this tragic loss.
    Our deepest sympathy to you.
    Lowell & Regina

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  13. Robert & Barb Batterley :

    We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts & prayers are with the family in this time of need.

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  14. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Ken will always be a great man.
    Go Steelers!

    w/love

    Dan, Brenda, Kenton and Madison Stoye
    Ken and Stephanie Stoye

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  15. Rob Nieuwesteeg :

    May the joy that Kenny brought all of us sustain you during these most difficult of times.

    My prayers are with his loved ones.

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  16. Lise MacKenzie :

    Lee, I am so very sorry and sad to hear of Kenny’s passing. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

    Lise

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  17. James and Wanda Manuel :

    We were so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. He will be missed!

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  18. Myself and everyone at Xtreme Hot Oil wish to express our sincere condolences to the Loewen Family. I have known Ken over a year and he is deelply respected and well liked by everyone in the oilfield Industry. He had a great interest in the success of his friends & family, wanted people to succeed and do well, much like himself. He was a great mentor in the Industry, and will be missed

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  19. Lee, I have never met you but I worked with your husband at Century Frac Services. As you are well aware Ken was quite the man and will not be soon forgotten! He was a great person who took pride in everything that he set out to do, he will be dearly missed. I find myself blessed to have known him and share in one of his many accomplishments.
    My condolences to you and your family.
    Kevin Myles

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  20. Stacey Ferguson :

    Ken was a true master in the art of possibility, an untamed spirit

    He possessed many unique qualities which defined him and how he lived his life.

    Courageous but with a clear view of reality, the ability to see the bigger picture

    Motivated to gain knowledge and meet new challenges, but never at the expense of others

    Disciplined to succeed at anything he directed his energy to

    Successful because he listened to his intuitive side and was virtually always right to trust his instincts

    Gifted in many areas not just a few

    Creative, sensitive, a visionary

    Able to uncover what is not obvious to most

    Intelligent, with idealistic and original ideas, which enabled him to take risks and embark on new ventures

    Able to relate to, and understand others easily and believe unconditionally in their potential

    Commpassionate of others and unwilling to judge

    Exceptionally caring and generous to a fault, rarely missing an opportunity to help

    Husband, Father, Brother, Son and Uncle, Ken’s family was the cornerstone of his life

    And equally important, Friend

    Through his generosity and concern for others, Ken taught all of us what friendship and family really means

    He has touched us all and we are all better people for having had him in our lives.

    He and I talked often of his ultimate life role: GUARDIAN. Keeper, Protectotor. Watching over us, always

    and finally as Kenny liked to say….. True Story

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  21. Ken was a great person to many. Please accept my condolences and may God give you strength to help in your time of need.

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  22. Karen Veale (Abernethy) :

    It is with deep sadness that I learn of your loss Lee. I want you to know that the staff on Unit 51 are thinking and praying for you at this very difficult time.

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  23. Kim, Cindy and Kai-Li Evans :

    Lee, we are so so sorry for your loss. We send our loving thoughts and prayers to you and the kids. If you need anything, any time – please call us. Our deepest sympathies. Your friends.

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  24. Lori and Brock clayton :

    We were so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
    God bless Lori, Brock, Jenn and Derek Clayton

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  25. Chad and Rhonda Melby :

    Please accept our deepest condolences for your families tragic loss. Ken was an exceptional person who was always great to visit with. Try and focus on all of the good times that I am sure you had through the years to remember Kenny with a smile as I know that I will. Our prayers are with you all.

    Chad

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  26. Lee and family,
    I am so sorry on hearing of Ken’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children.
    Love Stephanie

    Stephanie Myatt

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  27. Dorothy and Hannah Lepine :

    Dear Lee and Family, We are SO sorry to hear of your sudden loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the kids.

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  28. Dear Lee and family

    Your family is in the thoughts and prayers of all the girls at work. I know your strong spirit and big heart will help you during this very sad time. We are there for you in whatever you need…big hugs to all.

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  29. Hello Brenda and the entire Loewen Family,

    My heartfelt sympathy to you in this time of sorrow.

    A schoolfriend….

    Karen Blair
    Toronto, Canada

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  30. My sincere condolences to all the family and friends for your horrific loss.

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  31. Dear Cheryl,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

    Sincerely,
    Carolyn Murray

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  32. Gordon and Jenny Gidluck :

    Dear Lee and family,
    We were saddened to hear of the sudden loss of your husband Kenny. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We wish we could be there with you.

    Gord and Jenny Gidluck

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