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LOWTHER, Benjamin Robert

LOWTHER, Benjamin Robert

August 22 1939 - June 16 2017
Benjamin Robert Lowther passed away peacefully on Friday, June 16th, 2017 with his wife and daughter by his side.
He was born in Wayne, Alberta on August 22, 1939. Ben or Robert, as he was called at home, loved the Drumheller Valley area and regularly visited his childhood hometown, East Coulee, Alberta and the surrounding area. He graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta and worked across the country, specializing in mining and oil sands extraction.
In 1974, he was living and working in Edmonton when he met his wife Erica on the ski hill in Jasper. They shared a passion for skiing deep powder and sailboat racing. They spent 43 years together moving often and travelling lots. They had three amazing children, Pamela, Benjamin John and Ryan, along the way who learned from Ben that family always comes first. He spent all of his extra time supporting his children in their various activities. Finally, once the children left home, Ben was able to retire and Ben and Erica moved to Kelowna, where he started working on his own lifelong dream of building a sailboat. Ben and Erica spent the following years sailing, skiing, traveling and spending lots of time with their seven grandchildren.
Ben/Robert will be greatly missed by his wife, children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters and all of their families. A celebration of life is being planned at his home in Kelowna on August 19, 2017. Please contact his family if you would be interested in attending. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site www.atlascoalmine.ab.ca, the East Coulee School Museum www.preservethehaunt.com or an organization of your choice.
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Condolence Messages
  • Jun 23, 2017
    Dear Erica, so sorry to hear of Ben's passing. I always remember him working on his big boat in our old neighbourhood, and his happy smile. In the last year I was so impressed by the two of you interacting , Ben just saying a couple of words, and then you knowing exactly what he meant, and explaining the whole story. It was so obvious you two were so close to each other, and could easily finish each other's thoughts and sentences. I am so sorry for you and the kids to lose him, but am sure you have great memories. Unfortunately we are not able to attend the celebration of life at that time, but will think of you. Please come and visit us, when you feel up to it. Take care, Karin and Paul