Garry Tyrone Lowe

28 December , 19537 July , 2018

Garry “Ibalove” Thyrone Lowe was born on December 28, 1953 in Kingston, Jamaica.

He is survived by his eight children,

Natasha Veronica Lowe-Reeves, 45

Hodari Tyrone Lowe, 37

Tafara Jamilla Lowe, 36

Alana Allissa Lowe, 33

Kamali Lynn Lowe, 28

Julia Mariam Lowe, 27

Shani Dawn Lowe, 22

Benjamin Austin Lowe, 18,

and is preceded by his father, Sylvester Lowe and mother, Audrey Carbery.

He will be lovingly remembered by family, friends and fans.

This is an excerpt from his favourite poem:

“...You are a child of the universe,

no less than the trees and the stars;

you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you,

no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,

whatever you conceive Him to be,

and whatever your labors and aspirations,

in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,

it is still a beautiful world.

Be cheerful.

Strive to be happy.”

- Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.


  • Visitation Friday, 13 July , 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, 13 July , 2018
  • Burial Friday, 13 July , 2018

Garry Tyrone Lowe

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Kelly Hoppe

13 July 2018

I extend my deepest condolences to all of Garry's loving family and dear friends. I had the honour of standing on hundreds of stages playing alongside Garry during our time as bandmates in Big Sugar. As rewarding an experience as that was, we spent hundreds of hours therefore as traveling companions off-stage, conversing, hanging out, and of course breaking bread. I got to know in those moments how much he loved and cared for his children, his partners, his parents, and his siblings. Not to mention his relatives in Jamaica. I have a fond memory of traveling by plane from Toronto to Vancouver with Garry. It was a bittersweet few hours as Garry had just learned that day his father Sylvester had passed away in Jamaica. He knew that I had experienced the death of a parent, and wanted to have a back and forth about that. It was a conversation that resonates with me still. In his grief, he displayed much wisdom and compassion about what one might call the circle of life.
In closing, please know Garry will remain in my heart always......Kelly Hoppe


12 July 2018

Over the past two decades Garry and I developed a friendship. Six months, a year, or years would go by and no matter when we would have the occasion to chat, Garry always asked about my life and if anything had changed sighting parts of our last conversation. He encouraged me during my playing-bass-in-a-band years and scolded me for not continuing, haha. He would tell me about his children and grandchildren with love and pride. We had a wonderfully platonic connection. I will miss him. Garry will certainly come to mind regularly going forward as I live beside the Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa.
My heartfelt condolences to Garry's family and musical family. I am so very sorry for your loss. While I cannot be in Toronto to pay my respects, please know you will be in my thoughts at this very sad time.