Pleasant Valley Funeral Home

4303 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon, BC


Lowell Richard Laidlaw

February 1, 1941June 19, 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Lowell Richard Laidlaw announce his passing, on June 19, 2020 in Vernon, BC at the age of 79 years old. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 39 years, Penny; his son Lorin (Laura Nymeyer); step-daughter Christy Todd (Manfred Loos); step-son Cam Todd (Rhonda Novitsky); grandchildren Ryan and Tysen Laidlaw; Emma Todd and Keanu Herzog and Reiss and Rory Todd; as well as numerous friends. He was predeceased by his father Norris, and his mother Gladys. Lowell was born on February 1, 1941 in Summerland, BC and spent his early years growing up in Summerland. He received his Laboratory Technologist training in Kamloops and continued his career in Williams Lake, Penticton and ultimately in Vernon where he was the Chief Laboratory Technologist at the Vernon Jubilee hospital for 24 years. After retiring from the hospital he worked as a coroner for several years. Lowell was a dedicated husband and father first and foremost. He treasured his children and embraced every moment with them. He especially loved his role as grandpa. He was known for his kind and compassionate spirit, warm smile and positivity and always a helping hand and always had anything you needed to borrow. He spent many years singing barbershop in a quartet (The Marksmen), he and his wife were members of the Vernon amateur radio club with ham radio and were very involved in events throughout the valley, supporting his wife with dog agility, was an avid downhill skier, enjoyed camping, fishing and his annual trip to Mexico. He was a patient teacher when it came to teaching his wife, children and grandchildren his passion for downhill skiing. He loved the time he spent with family and friends and will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts. Donations can be made to The Prostate Cancer Foundation BC in the memory of Lowell. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements in care of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, Vernon, B.C. 250-542-4333


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Matthew Lee

July 6, 2020

Dear Penny,
Hugs and best wishes from both Jamey, myself and our whole family. Lowell was always a positive friend and always had great stories to tell. We will all miss him.
Thinking of you and your family.
Love Matt Lee.

Valerie & Milton Miller

July 3, 2020

Penny, our condolences to you and the family. Lowell’s loss will be felt by many. May the memories of his wonderful/fun personality and his contributions be remembered by everyone. It was a pleasure to work with Lowell and have him as a friend.
Valerie and Milton Miller

Caryll Dyck

July 3, 2020

Condolences to Penny and family.
I am very saddened to lean about Lowell's death and know that he will be greatly missed by all the family and friends.
The sadness dims with time but the memories remain always.
I have many happy memories from our skiing days, especially our Over the Hill ski team.
Love, Caryll

Sue Umemura

July 3, 2020

I am so saddened to hear of Lowell’s passing Penny, and have such fond memories of the times in the past I have shared with the two of you.
He always had such a welcoming smile, and general interest in whatever was going on in your life.
I still remember the days when you, Lowell and the kids arrived with your trailer in Richmond, for a stay while attending the World’s Fair.
We so enjoyed our times with you, and my visits to Vernon and yours to the coast Pen.
Sending you much love and support.
Love, Sue and family ❤️❤️