Lowe, Gary Gilbert, age 68, of Milton, passed away on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016, in the Queens General Hospital, Liverpool, with his loving family by his side.
Born on May 4th, 1947 in Milton he was a son of the late Cecil and Genevieve (Glode) Lowe.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Hattie; daughters, Noelle (Richard) Metzger, of Western Head, Genny Lowe (Scott Lewis), of Eastern Passage; son, Gary Lowe, of Milton; grandchildren, Brandon and Makayla Lowe; also a number of brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.
Gary was an active member of the Acadia Band and was well known as “Uncle” throughout the Mi`kmaq community. In his youth he placed 2nd in the Indian Summer Games in Eskasoni in canoeing in the early 70’s. He was an avid trapper, hunter (loved hunting at the Haunted Bog) and fisherman in his earlier days.
Gary retired from the Bowater Mersey Paper Company where he worked for 37 years. After retirement he spent his time lobstering in Yarmouth for 10 years. He also enjoyed his yearly 3 to 4 month vacation in Cape Breton moose hunting.
His hobbies included cribbage, backgammon, Word Search puzzles and picking cranberries in the fall and giving them to people who wanted them. He was rarely seen without his companion Annie, his pet dog who predeceased him in 2014. Gary looked forward to his occasional visits across the street to visit his brother Eric’s shed.
Gary was a respected member of the community and was well thought of by his family, friends and peers. He will be greatly missed.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral and Cremation Service, Liverpool. A private service will be held at a later date. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Fred and Samantha Murphy
To Hattie and Family,
We were saddened to hear of Gary’s passing, Fred will sure miss seeing him at the landfill and the feeds of moosemeat he treated us to.Please except our condolences, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Shelly Shupe & Derek Neilson
Hattie, Gary, Noelle, Genny and families – So very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
David & Helen Fox
Very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.
Dear Hattie and family, I am so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing, he was a wonderful person and will be missed dearly.Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. at this most difficult time .
Hattie and family
Sorrry to hear of Gary’s passing .He will be missed Thinking of you all
Janet and George Fletcher
We were sorry to hear about Gary. Our thoughts and our prayers are with your family.
Ira and Brenda Huskins
To Hattie and the rest of Gary’s family, we were saddened to read of the passing of your dear Gary. He was always smiling when we would meet him. Please accept our condolences in your loss.
Tracey and Craig Oickle
Rest well Uncle Gary, you will be missed. Hattie, Genny, Gary and Noelle – this tribute poem by Chief Tecumseh is just like Uncle Gary how he lived his life and how he embraced the painful struggle at the end – Uncle Gary was a good man and is a hero who is home. You are all in our hearts.
“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and
Demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life,
Beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and
Its purpose in the service of your people.
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend,
Even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and
Bow to none. When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the food and
For the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks,
The fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and nothing,
For abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.
When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts
Are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes
They weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again
In a different way. Sing your death song like a hero going home.”
Viv Croft (Whynot)
Hattie, Noelle, Genny and Little Gary
So sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you all at this sad time.
To all the family
So very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing..will miss his sweet smile and being such a joy to serve at the restaurant. . Take care..
Shirley and girls at the Blarney Stone Restaurant
Marilyn and Stephen Anthony
So sorry for your loss
Sending our condolences to the family , Gary was a great guy , always liked chatting with Gary
Hattie and family so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing I remember all the fun times we had when we use to go dancing lots of great memories ❤️
courtney.Sam. and Samantha
We are thinking of you all. Gary was a wonderful man.
Hattie and family
So sorry to hear of your loss. He was a special man and I was so thankful to have known him. Thinking of you!!
Hattie and Family: Very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing.My deepest symyathy to you and all your family.
Very sorry to hear about Gary he was a very good friend my condolence’s go out to Hattie and family.
Ross & Heather Whynot
Hattie & Family ,Gary was a wonderful person ,shocked to hear of his passing.God Bless.
Jordan and Bella Oickle
So sorry for your loss.
Doug and Tracey Bowers
So very sorry for the passing of Gary .. Our sympathies go out to all.
Robbie & Gail Whynot
Hattie & Family.
Sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and all your family
Heather Conrad, Shawn Baker
So very sorry for your loss. Gary was a great guy who’s smiling face will be missed by many.
Danny &Diana Hirtle
So sorry to hear about Gary, he will be missed by many.May he rest in peace.
So sorry to hear of his passing, always chatted and visited with the dog whenever you visited the store. Deepest sympathy to the family. Paulette and Tracy
Clyde and David Whynot
We are very sorry to hear of Gary,s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family difficult time
Marion and Arthur Clattenburg
Hattie and family, so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Remember all the good times and special moments you have shared. Take care of each other.
So sorry to hear this Gary was once like a father to me and taught me many values about hunting and trapping even so we never seen each other I’ve always held him close to my heart the Milton community has lost a great man rest in peace my friend
So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Take care.
John & Peggy Whynot
We were so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Thinking of all of you with heartfelt sympathy at this most sad and difficult time.
So sorry to hear about Gary, he was such a wonderful man always smiling and so kind.Really gonna miss him.Will be thinking of all of u. Take care of each other. Xo
Sam and Carole Sampson
Hattie and family
Please know that our thoughts and prayers go with you all during this very sad time
Sherri and Lucas
Hattie and Familly
Sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Erin and Jeff Ingram
Hattie and family
So sorry to hear about Gary, We are sending our sincerest condolences and prayers to you and all of Gary’s family
Eldrige/phyllis whynot &family
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
Please know I am thinking of you and your children along with everyone Gary has touched on his way in life.
For me it will be the big smile he had as you guys gave me my quilt I so many times reminded you of..
He truly will be remembered for his big heart and kindness to others.
To Hattie and family ,Sorry for your loss.Thinking of u at this difficult time.RIP
jason and jennifer whynot
to the lowe family so sorry to hear about gary’s passing , now he is in heaven with no pain and he will be dearly missed R.I.P gary
Eric so sorry to hear. I am 68 now
just sending heartfelt prayers and condolences to you and the family . Gary was well liked by all who knew him , will miss seeing Gary and his smile .Never had he ever said a mean word to no one . take care Hattie and may God bless you.
Rachel and Melbourne
I am so glad that I got to spend the afternoon with Gary, Hattie and Little Gary. Rest and peace Gary
Darren Whynot and Lisa Tarr
Too all the family we are sorry for your loss R.I.P Gary
Hattie and Family …….. so sorry …..take care ……
Very sorry to hear about Gary. He was a genuine good soul. I will always remember our trip up river to Gary’s camp for labour day weekend back In the 80s and the kindness Gary always greeted me with. Thinking about you all.
Dear Hattie and Family
I am sending my sincere condolences and prayers to you and all your family. Gary was a good friend and I will always remember him in that way.Take care and remember all the good times.
Belinda Wentzell Delong
Hattie and all of Gary’s Family,my thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you at this very sad time in your lives……May Gary be RIP…….
Very sorry to hear this. Gary always had a big smile for everyone! Our sympathy to the whole family
Glenn and Kathi (Harding) Parlee
Peggy and Richard Hatt
Dear Hatti and family .
Richard and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one . I remember our chat in the Super Store a few weeks ago and was shocked to hear that he passed so soon …May the love of your family and many friends help you through this sad time .
Sincerely Peggy and Richard ..
sorry to hear about gary — peace be with your in your time of loss .
Carolyn & Brian Tuttle
Dear Hattie and Family.
My thoughts are with you today. Gary was a very special, kind man. Take care of each other!
Love to all, Carolyn & Brian
Mike and Sandy Roy
So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing.Heartfelt condolences to all the family.
Darlene Crosby Brown
Hattie, Genny and family…so sorry to hear about Gary. He was the best story teller I ever met, a great hunter and friend. Hugs and prayers for you in this time of sorrow.
David & Judy Whynott of mesey point
To Hattie and family,Eric and family, and all of Garys family I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Gary was a very nice guy and always great to chat with.I worked with Gary and Eric when we first started at Bowaters 37 years ago, they were always very hard workers and great guys still today.my thoughts are with you all at this sad time. God be with you all.
David and Bonnie Hatt
Hattie ,Sorry to hear about Gary.Extending our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
To Bev and the Lowe family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss.Treasure the good memories.
Carol Wigglesworth Mike Turner
Hattie. So sorry to here of Gary’s passing, Our sincere sympathy to you and your family…..
Carol Wigglesworth & Mike Turner
Jim and Kathleen Olds (Purdy)
To The Lowe Family,
So very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Remember the good times.
Hattie & family,so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing.His gentle ways & big smile will be missed by all that knew him.Keep him close in your heart.Thinking of you.
Clark and Sandra Hebb
Sorry for your loss , our thoughts and prayers go out to you at your time of grief
Hattie, I am so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. You and Gary have been the best of the best to me and my boys. Will never forget the vacation at the camp with Nanny and Emily where Gary helped them make some native crafts. Thinking of you. Love Freda, Patrick and Jeriah.
Leo & Marilyn
Hattie and family, so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing,didn’t realize he was sick,we always enjoyed our chats,he was a very kind man and surely be missed.
We are so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing, he was such a kind and caring man.
i consider it an honour to have had the experience of working with Gary…was always impressed with his quiet strength and high values. To his family I offer my condolence and wish you all well at this very difficult time.
Terry & Carol Whynott
Very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Our thoughts are with you.
My thoughts and prayers are with you Hattie, Genny, Noelle and little Gary on the loss of one of the kindest men I have ever known. He always had a wonderful smile, a great laugh and treated everyone with care and kindness. My heart breaks for you knowing too well this journey. I am sure Rob greeted Gary on the otherside. Lots of love, Angela & Emily
Hattie and Family:
I am so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. We always enjoyed our chats, getting caught up on past and present activities. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Dear Hattie and Family,
I am so sorry to read of Gary’s passing. Please accept my very deepest sympathy. My
thoughts are with all of you.
I would like to extend my condolences to the family of Gary Lowe. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult days.
With sincerest sympathy,
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
Deepest sympathy . Sincerely Charlie Hearn
Al and Jeannita Francis
Hattie,your family and all of Gary,s family we are sending our prayers and thoughts that you all may find some peace at this very difficult time..Gary and I go back a long ways ,we grew up together..My memories with Gary could fill a book.I had never had a bad day with Gary and I can say one thing and that is he was a good person.
Jeanie Whynot and Guy O'Donnell
Sorry to hear of your loss. Gary was a very good man. Our prayers are with you and your family. Big hugs.
Gail and Walt Petko
Dear Hattie and Family,
We were so sad to hear of Gary’s illness. Gary and I had such fun times when I came from Montreal to Nova Scotia to visit. I have great memories of him and family.
Please accept our condolences. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love Gail & Walt
Judi & Ken
Hattie and family
So very, very sorry to learn of Gary’s passing. He will definitely be missed by any who knew him.
Our sincere condolences.
Noweta Nickerson,Ron Zwicker and Vincent Oickle
We are so sorry for your loss , we all have great memories of Gary
Our deepest sympathy to all the family
Hattie and family,I am so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing.My condolences to the family. May he rest in peace.
Dearest Hattie, although we only knew the two of you a short time , we truly enjoyed our times together at the trailer and knowing we had such nice neighbours was our main reason for staying year round. Our blessings to you and your family. We will certainly miss Gary, our crib games and raiding his garden! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Collette and Peter Berezowski.
Lana Grezaud and Paul Bowers
So sorry for your loss, know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time
Lana and Paul
Murray and Donna Rolfe
To Hattie and family.
Gary will be missed but all the memories will be with you.and his friends
My condolences to Gary’s family. I will never forget my summer trip to Milton in the mid 70’s with Gary’s cousin Donna Glasgow. We stayed at Granny Glode’s and the hospitality of the community was amazing. Gary in particular made me very welcome and entertained me with canoeing,deep sea fishing,good conversation, and raising a glass or two in the evenings.Rest well Gary.
“Death is not the extinguishing of the light, but the putting out of the lamp, because dawn has come”
. Rabindranath Tagore
Gary & Cavell Nowe
Sorry for your loss.
To the family of Gary Lowe, I remember Gary as a good man with a big heart, and I know the mountain will not be the same with out Gary down there. My condolences goes out to all of you ,
and I pray you will know He will be watching over all of you.
You are on my prayers,
Karen and Robie Mac Rae
Dear Hattie and family:
Please accept our deepest condolences. Gary was always very kind to my family and my dad thought the world of him. He was a good man and he will be dearly missed by all who knew him. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
Hattie, and Family.
My thoughts, and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Gary was a well Liked, and Great Guy. He
will be missed by me, and a lot of people. My deepest sympathy.
Dear Hattie and family,
Sending sincere condolences to all of you. It is so difficult to lose someone who is so special. The days are not easy but try to remember the great memories that remain. Hopefully they will bring a smile.
Diane and Donald White
To all the family,
Gary was always so kind, I remember when I was just a small child visiting his parents home and he took time to talk to us little ones, just such a nice soul. All through the years when we would see each other, well he just made you feel happy to talk with him. He will be missed by many. God Bless him
Diane ( née Raynard ) and Donald White
Borden and Lillian Colp
Hattie and Family, we are very sorry for your loss.
Donna (Glasgow) Dobbs & Ed Dobbs
Dear Hattie & family, so very sorry to hear of your loss. I have fond memories of Gary on our family visits to N.S. He was a very kind, funny & generous with his time. A great cousin. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
Hattie & Family
sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. You are in our prayers and thoughts
Gary, sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. It is nice to read all the good things people are saying about him. The Chief Tecumseh tribute poem is very moving.
Yvonne McNamara and Brian Muise
Dear Hattie and family,We were so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. I would always stop and chat with him on my way to work at Keji. I could count on seeing him walking his little dog. He was a gentle kind man and I know will be missed by all.
Hattie & family. I am so sorry to for your loss
I know it will be difficult for you all, but reach
out to your friends & family for support .
Mark Lowe and family
Hello, we are so sorry to hear about Gary,When I think of Gary I think of the time me and my dad Gordy were at your place and Gary was eating an onion like we eat apples,That makes me giggle every time I think of it. He will always be remembered.