Gwendolyn Lois Lowry (nee Huyck) moved on to her home in heaven after a short stay at the John M. Parrot Centre on November 13, 2019 at the age of 89. Gwen, daughter of Ruth and Guy Huyck, was the beloved wife of James Lowry for 70 years, and mother to Greg Lowry (Dianne) of Kingston, Judilyn Weatherbee (Stewart) of Ottawa, Thomas Lowry (Darlene) of Marmora, Pamela Mutch (Kevin) of Napanee, Valerie Boot (Steve) of Bath, and Baby Paul (deceased). She was the “adopted Mom” to Barb Paynter (Mike). Gwen was “Grammie” to 14 grandchildren, Tara Carey (Mike), Rylie Geant (Alex), Kimberly Fetch (Jason), Kari Borris (Eric), Kristyn Weatherbee, Kylee Taylor (Chris), Kurt Lowry, Nathan Mutch (Amanda), Landon Mutch (Kate), Shelana MacPherson (MacKenzie), Melissa Boot (Brian), Erica Reynolds (Curtis), Jessica Boot, and Kayla Boot. She will be missed by her 19 great grandchildren, Dylan, Aidan, Julia, Aprilia, Maddie, Logan, Lincoln, Lucas, Liam, Emily, Eric, Tessa, Arya, Cohen, Benson, Ryland, Lennix, Loralee, and Berkley. Gwen is also survived by 2 brothers, Grant (Lois) and Dale (Bonnie) Huyck, and sister-in-law, Doris Lowry. Gwen lived her entire life in the Hay Bay area, working beside her husband on their dairy farm. She was an active member of the community, playing piano and singing in church, teaching Sunday school, volunteering at various events with the Hawley Women’s Institute, and leading 4-H clubs. Many will remember her as the choir director for the “Hawley Hayseeds”. Gwen was a wonderful gardener, and she loved to sew and quilt. In her later years, she became a tole painter, creating works of art which will be cherished. Gwen loved having a house full of people to feed. Heaven will be a little more crowded because of the positive Christian legacy she created. Funeral services were held at the Hannah Funeral Home in Napanee on Saturday, November 16, 2019 with interment at the Riverside Cemetery, Napanee. Memorial donations (by cheque please) made to Cornerstone Christian Academy or Standard Wesleyan Church would be appreciated by the family.
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Cornerstone Christian Academy
320 Bridge Street West, Napanee ON K7R 3S7
Napanee Standard Wesleyan Church
47 Palace Road, Napanee ON K7R 3B1