It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our mum and granny, Stevie Lowther, on April 23, 2013. She is survived by her children, Bryan (Pauline), Scott (Michelle), Todd (Shannon), and Stephanie (Rich); her grandchildren, Taylor, Leeanne, Robyn, Cameron, Kirsten and Kent; and many more stepchildren and step‑grandchildren. She loved to watch her children laughing, debating, cheering or challenging each other over any topic, unless she was finishing a particularly difficult crossword puzzle! She loved knitting, reading, sports, CBC, the news and her recent introduction to the computer. Although it helped with critical crossword clues, more importantly the Internet allowed her to communicate with her many friends across the continent. She was a people‑watcher and people‑meeter with her dog, Sasha, leading the way. Her dogs kept her out in the world, making her take the multiple daily walks she hated. It’s amazing how someone so athletic could be so exercise‑averse! Knitting was her constant companion – her incredible gift of creation. She was always looking for new recipients and designs, not to mention the wool she joyfully collected and used masterfully.
Though Kitsilano and Mara Lake were her final neighbourhoods, she was a woman of the world, both by travels and in spirit. With an estimated 45 different homes in her 78 years, she was a wanderer who made community wherever she went. People felt cherished and stimulated around her and she deeply appreciated all for their help, time and love. A proud York House girl, Delta Gamma and physical education grad, she received a master’s in psychology after the children were older. She wore her Saskatchewan years as a proud badge and loved her work as a counselling psychologist and mother hen at the Calgary YWCA and at the Alberta Vocational Centre. She will be missed, but never forgotten.