George Vinie Lowe
December 1, 1926 – March 21, 2020
George Lowe, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend has passed away quietly in the Palliative Care wing of Riverview Health Centre after a lengthy illness.
George will be forever missed, always loved and leaves to mourn his wife Maureen of 66 years; daughter Sharon (Gord); sons Ken (Maureen) and Craig; grandchildren Trent, Lee, Michael, Danielle, Chris; and an impressive number of nieces and nephews.
George was a lifelong Manitoban, he was born in Winnipeg, lived in Gladstone in his youth and then settled in Winnipeg to raise a family with his wife Maureen Lowe (nee James). George and Maureen were married in 1953 and adopted and raised three children in the 1960’s.
George knew his insurance and worked for many years with Cargill Grain in Winnipeg as a risk manager. He retired in 1991 at age 65 and promptly adjourned to Apache Junction in Arizona to ride out the worst of the winter. He and his wife Maureen did this for many years joining friends in the warm desert for three months of the year.
George loved his cottage at the Lake of Two Mountains, which was just over the Ontario border. He liked nothing more than to entertain family and friends, pick berries, fish and generally putter about the property for many summers in his adult life. Family lore is full of stories about “The Lake” and the happy memories made there.
George was an avid though not very good golfer where his sense of humor and even temperament made him someone everyone enjoyed golfing with.
Our George was a kind and generous man and we who knew him are infinitely better off for having had him in our lives. Though we mourn his passing, we are thankful for his time here and for his love that touched us.
A Celebration of Life will be planned for a future date.
Rest in peace Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Uncle George and friend George.
- A Celebration of Life will be planned for a future date.
George Vinie Lowe
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March 26, 2020
Uncle George always had chores at the cottage. The one I think he liked the most and I disliked the most was "pulling stumps". Hours and hours, chopping and pulling on the winch, until the stump was freed. Why we did this, I'm not sure. But we never ran out of stumps to pull..
March 25, 2020
Uncle George was a very kind, loving and caring person...he stepped in so many times when his brother Bob was critically injured to ensure that we girls and mom Olive Lowe were taken care of and that we could normalize while going through this devastating time....he was always there for us in times of happiness, need, sorrow and celebration and was a rock for all of his children, nieces, nephews, friends and many others...he loved his wonderful wife and was very devoted to her to the end....what a bright light he was in so many lives...Thank you Uncle George for leaving all of us with a road map to humanity and love....you will be greatly missed by all of the Lowe family..you stepped in for your brothers and sisters when they no longer could be here for us...you developed strong relationships with each of us and you quietly and humbly helped each of us to become better people. We thank God for allowing us to have you as our earth angel...now God has you in his heaven to inspire and shine in his realm... Thank You.....