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LOWE – Mary Elizabeth (nee Dawson)

May 5, 1932 – August 1, 2009

Mary Elizabeth (nee Dawson) Lowe, beloved wife of Bill and long time resident of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2009 at the age of 77 years.

She was born May 5, 1932 in Regina Saskatchewan, daughter of Walter and Beatrice Dawson (nee Smith).

Mary is survived by her loving husband of fifty-eight years, William Douglas Lowe; sisters, Merle, Loretta and Joan; daughters, Linda Fowler (Duane) and Sharon “Myoshin” Kelley (Edwin); son William “Bill” Lowe (Cheryle); grandchildren, Aaron Lowe, Devin Fowler, Jesse Fowler, Matthew Lowe, Andrew Lowe, Bradley Lowe, Darrin Lowe, Joel Lowe, Jordan Lowe, and Cody Lowe; and great grandchildren, Ryley Lowe and Brooke Lowe.

First and foremost Mary was a Wife, a Mother, a Grandmother and a Friend to all that knew her.

Mary graduated from Scott Collegiate Regina in 1950. She moved to Calgary with her husband and children in 1961. Mary was a founding member of Southwood United Church in 1961 and worked extensively on the fund raising committee with the dream of having a permanent home for the congregation. She offered her service to the Church as a volunteer accountant from 1971 until 1991. Mary was also active in the Southwood Community Association and hosted in her family room the inaugural community association meeting. She helped form the Southwood Brownie’s and was a Brownie Leader from 1961 to 1965.

Mary began her accounting career in 1964 as the bookkeeper for Tom’s House of Pizza. In 1981 Mary graduated from the CGA certification program and began her own private accounting firm. Mary was also a partner in the family business, W.D. Lowe Sales Co. Ltd. and a long time member of the MCA of Alberta. Mary and her husband Bill traveled extensively with their friends from the MCA exploring unique and exciting places around the world. She was an avid curler and bridge player.

Mary passed away peacefully surrounded by her family while watching her beloved “Regina Roughriders” beat the Calgary Stampeders.

Mary will be dearly missed by her life long friend and husband Bill as well as all that had the privilege of meeting this dynamic soul.

Funeral Services will be held at Southwood United Church (10690 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice.

In living memory of Mary Lowe, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Elena and Bob Kravosky :

    Bill and Family,

    We’re so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy.

    Mary was such a terrific and elegant lady. We will always remember the great help and support she gave us when I first started my business.

    We trust that you and your family will have comfort in knowing she is with the Lord. No more struggles, no more pain.

    With sympathy to you and all your family,

    Elena and Bob Kravosky

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  2. Laurey (Lowe) Milligan :

    We were so sorry to hear of Auntie Mary’s passing, we have nothing but good memories of her with our visits to Calgary. I know my Mom (Ida Lowe) would send her prayers but she is having her own struggle with alzheimers.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Laurey and Family

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  3. Murray Anderson :

    Bill Lowe Sr. and families:
    We are very sorry to read of Mary’s passing. Having only met her once in Edmonton I did not know her personally but knowing you, she had to have been a wonderful person. We are thinking of you and share your sorrow. Please accept our condolances.
    Your old friends at Anderson Plumbing.

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  4. Jed and Janie Pratt :

    Very sorry to hear this news.

    Looks like she lived a full life; enjoying church, family and friends.

    You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

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