OBITUARIO

Bernard Edward Lowenberger

21 febrero , 194525 abril , 2021

Bernard Edward Lowenberger 1945-2021 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bernard Edward Lowenberger; proud husband, father, and grandfather, on April 25, 2021 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He passed peacefully with his family at his side. He was 76 years old. Bernard (Bernie) was born February 21st, 1945 in Wynyard, Saskatchewan and was the second child of four children born to father Edward, mother Jean and stepmother Elsie Lowenberger. Shortly after Bernie was born the Lowenberger family moved to Medicine Hat, Alberta where Bernie spent most of his childhood. As a child growing up, Bernie’s first love was sports, specifically hockey and baseball. During the long Canadian winters, Bernie was easily found playing hockey on the outdoor rinks in Medicine Hat with his friends from the area. The start of spring saw Bernie trade in his hockey stick and skates for a baseball glove and bat. In 1963, father Edward’s career took the family to Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where Bernie would live until 1996. Bernie graduated high school in Swift Current in 1964 and in 1966 started his long career with the Saskatchewan Department of Highways where he would hold a variety of positions such as Surveyor, Foreman, Office Manager, and Accident Investigator over his 35-year career. In 1996, a job transfer took the Lowenberger family to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where Bernie retired in 2002. Bernie lived in Saskatoon from 1996 to his passing. In retirement, Bernie enjoyed gardening, travelling to see family, cooking, and home improvement projects. In 1968, Bernie met the love of his life, Delrose(Del) Beaulieu, in Swift Current. They would marry on October 10, 1970 and would spend over 50 happy years together. In 1979 Bernie’s only child Shane was born. In adulthood, Bernie’s first love was his family and spending time with them, often camping at the Saskatchewan Landing or Turtle Lake. While camping, Bernie’s favourite summer pastime was to get up at the crack of dawn and chase after the big catch with his brother, brother’s in law and nephews. Without fail stories would be told over a beer about the one big fish that got away. Bernie also was very involved in Minor Hockey and Minor Soccer in Swift Current and almost never missed a game that Shane was playing or refereeing. Many an early morning coffee was shared with other hockey parents at either Fairview Rink or the Civic Center in Swift Current. In 2012, the apple of Bernie’s eye was born; his only grandson Emeric. Bernie loved to travel to Calgary to see his grandson and always looked forward to Shane and Emeric’s visits to Saskatoon. Shane moved to Quebec in 2015 and Bernie’s last big vacation, which he loved, was in 2016 when he and Del travelled to Montreal to visit Shane and Emeric. Bernie was able to visit various areas of beautiful Quebec and the Nation’s Capital in Ottawa. Bernie is survived by his wife Del of over 50 years, son Shane(Alyson), grandson Emeric, brother Edward(Anita), sister Doreen, cousins Mel, Lyle (Marilyn) and Carol (Jerry), several nieces and nephews, many brothers and sisters in law, and special friends Edward and Elvina Morton. Bernie was predeceased by father Edward, mother Jean, sister Gloria, stepmother Elsie, brother-in-law David Heide, and nephew Kelly. Special thanks go to the Home Care nurses from the Saskatoon Health Region, the doctor and nurses of the Palliative Care Ward at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon, and the funeral directors for their excellent care and support. Shane and Del would also like to give special thanks to all the family, friends, and colleagues who provided food, sent flowers, gift baskets, and gift cards as well as the many phone calls and coffees. This kindness and support helped the family through this difficult time. Mourning Glory - Acadia McKague’s Funeral Chapel in Saskatoon (https://www.dignitymemorial.com/funeral-homes/saskatoon-sk/mourning-glory-acadia-mckague%E2%80%99s-funeral-chapel/3865) was entrusted with the arrangements. To view condolences or leave a memory of Bernie, please visit https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/saskatoon-sk/bernard-lowenberger-10169778#remembering.

Services and Donations Due to COVID-19, there will be no funeral service or celebration of life. The family will have a private outdoor ceremony. Donations can be made in Bernie’s honour to the Canadian Cancer Society (https://action.cancer.ca/en/ways-to-give)

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Shane Lowenberger

5 mayo , 2021

As I reflect on my father's life, I remember a man who was always in my corner. Growing up, I was active in minor sports and I could always count on dad to be there supporting me in whatever I did, be it hockey, refereeing, or soccer. He was a great father, and a great man. There is a 6'3" size hole in my life right now, but I remember how I lucky I am to have had dad for the 42 years that I did.

As I journey through my own fatherhood, I think every day on "What would Bernie do?" and I try to emulate him in the hopes that I can do as good of a job as a dad as my dad did with me.

Dad, I miss you, and I love you.

EDWARD Lowenberger

4 mayo , 2021

Bernie as I reflect on the many adventures we had together, I will always cherish these. As I look back I will smile and remember the good times we had from a road trip to you buying me my first fishing rod & fishing in our favorite spot. These I will always cherish as they will always remind me of happier times.
I will always cherish the wisdom and knowledge you shared with your little brother. I have always and will always look up to you.

To Del & Shane no words can ever express the deep sense of loss & grief that we both feel & share. Our thoughts and prayers be with you both during this difficult time and in the days, months and years to come.
Ed & Anita Lowenberger

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