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.