Michael (Mike) Stewart Lowry July 7 1953 – July 8 2004.
Our beloved gentle giant will be greatly missed by all of his friends and family. He is survived by his mother (Joyce Madden) daughter (Dawn Lowry) sons (Steve and Jeffery Lowry) his sisters (Kathy Matlock) (Debbie Symes, Lawrence) (Gail Boxeur, George) brothers (Ron Lowry) (John Madden, Patricia), stepsons (Jason Yochman, Becky), (Mike Yochman, Molly) grandchildren (Kalie, Tenikia, Isabella, Lowry) (Claudelle mother of Shawn, Danica, Bailey Yochman) (Brinn Mason Yochman), and Aunt Betty Tomney and family, brother Kevin Lowry and family from Windsor, Ontario, pet dogs Griz, Maggie, Chia, and Snowball, as well as nieces and nephews, cousins, and many friends. Predeceased by biological father Chancey Lowry and stepfather Jack Madden.
Michael Stewart Lowry was born in London Ontario on the seventh day of July 1953. Raised as the second of six children, Mike was a gentle child and grew up in London Ontario until 1967. At the age of 14 he moved with his family to Williams Lake. When he finished school he found work at a local sawmill, which became his profession.
Mike was a young spirit heart and deeply loved and cared for his family and friends. He wore his heart on his sleeve. He adored the many children in his life, both his own and those of others. He often kidded and played, and his endless patience and interest was admirable and endearing. It was often said he was the biggest kid of all. Some of the things Mike kept himself busy with were his multiple ongoing projects. He liked building things and was always tinkering. He also enjoyed hobbies such as going to antique stores and garage sales treasuring. He could often be found with his video camera in hand at many family functions.
Mike enjoyed time relaxing around a campfire whether on a warm summer evening or a cold winter night. He also had an affinity for listening to Christian music and studying the Bible. Mike was a peaceful man, which was evident in every aspect of his life and relationships. Mike found God many years ago and this was a profound and defining force for him. God guided him through many years and life experiences. Mike deeply cherished his bond with God.
He was affectionately called Uncle Mike by all and he will live in the hearts and souls of those to whom he gave his unconditional love.