Rolande Lowey 1936 — 2018

Rolande Lowey

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rolande Lowey on January 30th, 2018. She is predeceased by her loving husband Alfred Lionel Lowey in 2000. Her parents John Batiste, Marie Antoinette DeGagne, brothers Philippe DeGagne, Ed DeGagne, Louis DeGagne, Claude DeGagne, Amede DeGagne, sisters Irene Legaree and Anita DeGagne.  She will be dearly missed by her six sons Alfred (Tona) Lowey, Denis Lowey, Dale (Annette) Lowey, Mark (Debbie) Lowey, Clarence (Diana) Lowey, Bruce (Kim) Lowey, and all their family members, as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She also leaves to mourn her sisters Valeda Cousineau, Gertie Bujold, Rita (Wayne) McLeod, Yvette (Ron) Beck, her brother Denis DeGagne and numerous brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, and nephews.

Rolande was the 7th of 13 children born on June 1st, 1936 in Fort Frances, Ontario. In 1973, her husband left Ontario and moved to B.C. in search of work. Once he was settled, mom packed up all their belongings into a U-Haul trailer, and she and her boys made the long drive out West to join her husband.  Mom found employment at The Bay where she worked in several departments. She was also kept busy with her boys and attended all of their various sports activities. Upon early retirement from The Bay, she continued to be active in the lives of her grandchildren as well as enjoying her hobbies of knitting, crocheting, and needle point.


Mom was diagnosed with dementia and spent her last 4 years at Ridgeview Lodge. We will forever be grateful for the love, care, and compassion mom received from the staff there. You are all angels! We would also like to thank Dr. Tommasse for taking such good care of our mom.


There will be a Funeral Mass for Rolande on Wednesday February 7th at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church with Father Paul Simms officiating. 635 Tranquille Rd, Kamloops, BC, V2B 3H5. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.


We will miss you Mom…Rest in Peace.



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12 Tributes

  1. Adele Cousineau
    Posted February 6, 2018 at 4:33 am | Permalink

    To the Lowey’s know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you this week. Adele (Cousineau) & Garry Henry

  2. Jeannette Dann
    Posted February 6, 2018 at 5:40 am | Permalink

    Iam sorry to hear about your loss and our hearts go out to you. Mom is staying with me at this time and we have masses being said your her at Corpus Christi in Thunder Bay.
    Jeannette and Bill Dann and Valeda Cousineau

  3. Kathy Mueller
    Posted February 6, 2018 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    A very special auntie to me. I cherish the many days I spent at her house (as if she didn’t have enough of her own children)! She always made me feel special. Drove all the way from Kamloops to attend my wedding. I always enjoyed our visits. I remember her presence, her laugh, her passion. She will always be a such a big part of my life. May God welcome her to everlasting happiness.

  4. Rene Bujold
    Posted February 6, 2018 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    To the boys. It is times like these that I wish that this country wasn’t so darn big. I’llI’ll always remember Auntie as someone who lloved to laugh and who was always giving you guys hell for something. Love always.

  5. Lynn Dagenais
    Posted February 6, 2018 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    So sorry to here about the passing of your beautiful Mom Rolande , my thoughts and prayers are with all her her sons and there families .

  6. Edson & Betty Joyce
    Posted February 6, 2018 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    So sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time.

    Take Care
    Edson & Betty
    Scottsdale Arizona

  7. Marie Brady
    Posted February 6, 2018 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    Thinking of you all. Be assured of my prayers for you and for you Mom as she takes her place at the table of the heavenly banquet. I know these last years have been tough but the memories of all the years before that are so amazing. Your Mom had the best laugh going – it was so distinctive. I loved her smile and her fun-loving attitude. She sure loved you all. She couldn’t say enough about her grandkids when she was visiting us. Rest In Peace Auntie. With love from Marie and Al and family.

  8. Jeannie Bujold
    Posted February 6, 2018 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    Bob and I want to extend our heartfelt sympathy to all of your families. We know your loss is great. As my Godmother, Auntie Rolane was special to me in many ways. I will hold her memory in my heart.

  9. Colleen A.
    Posted February 7, 2018 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    Was sorry to hear about Rolande. Know that she’s in a better place. Also, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult of times.

  10. Audrey Peace
    Posted February 8, 2018 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    To The Lowey Family so very sad to hear of your mothers passing. Know that our thoughts and Prayers are with you at this sad time.

  11. Dalton & Gail Heylan
    Posted February 9, 2018 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    We are truly sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. We enjoyed socializing and playing cards with your parents in the early 70’s when we all had just moved to kamloops.

    May she rest in peace.

    Dalton and Gail Heyland

  12. Alcide DeGagné
    Posted February 19, 2018 at 7:33 am | Permalink

    Condolences to all the DeGané and Lowey families.

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