David Brian Lowe left for greener fairways on October 27, 2016. Dave was born in 1944 in Coleman, Alberta and raised in Kimberley, BC. He was one of 5 kids born to Bob Lowe and Maureen Beswick.
Dave started working at the Bank of Montreal in the 60’s where he was introduced to his computing career. It was there that he trained in computer programming then worked at Bank of BC as their 1 man computer department. He headed into forestry based software with MacMillan Bloedel
then retired in 2013 after working 22 years at Vernon based Progressive Solutions.
During his time at B.O.M, he met his wife of 48 years, Lois Eastman. Together they hiked mountains, travelled the world and tackled life hand in hand.
Dave’s eyes would light up when he talked about his boys, Bob and Michael. He was a proud Dad and would do anything for them whether it be to help Michael construct a
200 pound paper mache penguin to launch down Silver Star mountain or host Bob’s entire ball team during Vernon’s annual softball event. Dave was always willing to lend a hand.
Dave gave back to his community through volunteerism with the Lions Club, Boy Scouts and through the United Church.
He shared his son Bob’s enthusiasm for the Canucks, Lions and Whitecaps. He also spent countless hours on the golf greens and cruising down ski hills.
Having grandchildren brought out Dave’s “inner child”. Cara, Alex and Amber will miss Papa’s patience when reading them endless books, playing UNO and having heated Checker matches.
We want to express our gratitude for the excellent care Dave received over the past 3 years. Thank you to the staff at Vernon Hospital (ER, 2W, 3W, Dr. Wiseman, Imaging Dept.), Dr. Solano, Dr. Deetlefs and his staff for going above and beyond, but especially to Dr. Hardy & the oncology family at VJH who made it possible for Dave to watch the IPE parade curbside with his grandchildren one last time.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to a cancer cause of your choice or do an act of kindness in memory of Dave.
A service will be held in Richmond in spring 2017 to celebrate his great life.