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LOEWEN, William Gerald (Gerry)

January 10, 1930 – Herbert, SK
June 5, 2014 – Calgary, AB

William Gerald (Gerry) Loewen beloved husband of Glendyne of Calgary passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Thursday, June 5 2014 at the age of 84 years.

Gerry was born in Herbert, SK to Bill and Margaret Loewen in 1930. He was raised in the small town of Herschel along with one sister, Eileen (deceased) and four brothers: Lowell, Richard, Donald and Dennis. He completed high school at Luther College followed by two years at Canadian Bible College in Regina. It was here in Regina that he met Glendyne. Gerry continued his education at the University of Saskatchewan, earning a Bachelor of Arts and then a law degree. While in law school, he and Glendyne married and set up their first home in Saskatoon where she nursed while he studied. Upon his graduation, they returned to Regina where he articled under the Attorney General before going into oil and gas law with Imperial Oil. Their three daughters were born during this time: Debbie (Terry Young), Donna (Randy Carter) and Jocelyn (Jason Erhardt). In 1968, they moved to Calgary where Gerry spent most of his career with Dome Petroleum. He became very active in First Alliance Church, serving in many capacities both inside and outside the church.

He is survived by his loving wife of sixty years, two daughters, three sons-in-law, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and will be greatly missed by them all. Gerry was predeceased by his eldest daughter Debbie.

Funeral Services will be held at First Alliance Church (12345 – 40th Street S.E.) on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to WorldServe Ministries, PO Box 39530 RPO, White Rock, BC, V4A 0A9. www.worldserve.ca Telephone: (604) 531-3955.

In living memory of Gerry Loewen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Jim and jeannie dueck :

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you as you again grieve. We enjoyed many wonderful times with Gerry over the years at 1st Alliance.

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  2. Melanie (Loewen) Boldt :

    Auntie Glendyne, Donna, Jocelyn and Families,
    We want to extend our sympathies to all of you as you remember and celebrate Gerry’s life. I remember him as always quick to smile with mannerisms like our Grandpa Loewen. He was a great big brother to my dad from high school in Regina right until recently, and I know Dad (Don) will miss him terribly.
    Kind regards,
    Melanie, Kevin, Liam and Adam Boldt

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  3. Don Anderson :

    Dear Glendyne and family,
    I too want you to know that we have been praying for Gerry for a long time, and now that he has gone Home I will ask God to comfort you, as He has comforted me since Glenna went Home the end of April. II Thessalonians 2:16 & 17.

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  4. Gordon & Leone Tiessen :

    Dear Glendyne & family,
    We sorrow with you in your loss and rejoice in knowing he is with Jesus. How awesome is that! Many fond memories when Gerry was my room mate while on tour with CBC male choir in spring of 1951. May God comfort you all and give you peace.

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  5. Gordon & Leone Tiessen :

    Dear Glendyne and family,
    We sorrow with you in your loss and rejoice in knowing that Gerry is with Jesus. How awesome is that! We have fond memories of 1951 CBC male choir tour when Gerry was my room mate. May God comfort you all and give you peace.

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  6. Erik and Marj Madsen :

    Very sad to see that Gerry died. It was a long courageous battle he fought against a relentless foe. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and family.

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  7. Vicki and Marv Clifton :

    We are sorry for your loss. Your neighbours on Mt Alberta Manor.

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  8. Kristen and Brett Wakeham :

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family at this time.

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  9. Anthony Niessen :

    Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. While I did not meet Gerry, our Uncle Leo mentioned him to me a number of years ago and the good times had when together at White Rock. (I am the son of Margaret (Loewen) Niessen).

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  10. Karen Hounjet :

    Dear Loewen Family,
    I feel like I’ve known all of you for years, as Jocelyn and I worked together and shared a friendship that included many warm and loving family stories. I’ve also had the privilege of meeting most of you at church or family events. So now, at this time, I’m sending all of you, especially my dear friends, Jocelyn, Jason, Victoria and Spencer, my heartfelt condolences. Please know that although I can’t be there to celebrate Gerry’s life, I’ll be watching from Vancouver, and extending prayers and love across the miles.
    Hugs,
    Karen Hounjet

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  11. Hilary Montbourquette :

    On behalf of all of us at Newcap …please accept our sincere condolences for Kevann and all in your family at this time.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you .

    *To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. ~Thomas Campbell

    Sincerely… Hilary Montbourquette – Director Regional Operations, Newcap Radio

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  12. Joan (Fraser) Fletcher :

    Glendynne,
    I just recently heard of Gerry’s Homegoing,, and you and your family have been very much in my thoughts and prayers. I always appreciated you and Gerry, and your warm hospitality. Gerry is now experiencing amazing things we cannot even imagine, but I know he will be missed immensely by those who remain.
    Many thoughts & prayers,
    Joan (Fraser) Fletcher

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  13. Garry & Emma Schierling :

    Dear Glendyne & Family,

    Our sincere sympathies to you in the passing of Gerry. We have fond memories of you and your family in the Mapleridge neighborhood. Your family meant a lot to our family for which we are grateful. God bless and comfort you all.

    With our prayers,
    Garry & Emma Schierling, Plano, Texas

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  14. Wayne and Neilla Amero :

    We were so sorry to hear of your father’s passing into glory! We knew he had not been well, but we
    rejoice with you that he is now in the presence of our wonderful Lord. Though he will be missed here on earth, he is with the Lord whom he loved. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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  15. Richard and Ruth Anderson :

    Dear Glendyne and family
    We were deeply saddened to hear that Gerry passed way. We pray that God will fill the empty places in your lives and home with his presence. We often think of your visit to Mexico with great fondness. God bless you and our prayers are with you.
    Love,
    Richard and Ruth

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