Herbert James William LOWE
Born: Oct 3, 1947
Passed away: August 15, 2016
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Herb. Herb fought a courageous battle with cancer and passed away with his family by his side in Prince Albert on Aug 15, 2016 at the age of 68 years. Herb enjoyed a career as a Registered Nurse/ Registered Psychiatric Nurse. He started working at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and then went to finish his RPN program in Brandon, Manitoba. His final move was to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan where he began his work as a Nursing Instructor for Kelsey Institute in 1971 and started a family. After many years he became a Student Counselor and Department Head with Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST). Herb also spent many years working with the Saskatchewan Government Employees Union (SGEU) representing his fellow colleagues and negotiating union contracts. He shared many memories and highlights of his career and most enjoyed the time spent serving people with mental illness. Our Dad lived life to the fullest; he loved his cabin and lifelong friends that he made at Whelan Bay as well as his adventures travelling the world with his partner of 18 years, Louise. We know our Dad loved all of us deeply, he loved being a Dad and Grandpa, he enjoyed cooking for others, he was always up for a good laugh, and he enjoyed the outdoor life at the lake, his dogs and all of the times he spent with family and friends. Herb will be lovingly remembered by: his partner Louise Hanson; children: Dori (Mark) Gaudet & granddaughters Lauren and Jessica; Kent (Shelly) Lowe & granddaughters Emma and Shea; Erin Lowe; his sisters Lorraine (Marv) Dobler; Donna (George) Gruel; Lana Lowe; Louise’s children: Lenita (Amey) Hanson; Nadine (Tom) Meehan and children Ollie and Zaby; Preston (Teresa) Hanson and children Sebastian, Rosalyn and Tristan; numerous nieces and nephews, in-laws, many friends and his faithful companions Maggie and Brandy- his dogs . He was predeceased by his parents Loretta and Jesse Lowe. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday August 20, 2016, 1:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 1401 – 4th Avenue West, Prince Albert, SK with Celebrant Reverend Father Matthew Nguyen. Memorial Donations can be made to the Chemotherapy Unit c/o the Victoria Hospital Foundation. 1200 – 24th Street West, Prince Albert, SK. S6V 5T4. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.grays.ca. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Gray's Funeral Chapel, (306-922-4729).
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