William LOEWEN

LOEWEN William (Bill) Martin. Jan. 10, 1944 ~ Aug. 30, 2011. Bill Loewen passed away suddenly, on August 30, 2011, in Kamloops, BC. Bill grew up on Gladwin Road in Abbotsford, attending elementary school at nearby South Poplar and both MEI and Abbotsford Secondary for Junior and Senior High, respectively. Bill was a career – Safeway employee, from meat cutter to department manager and District Meat Merchandiser at head office in Vancouver. Along the way, he worked at the Prince George, Quesnel, Abbotsford, Clearbrook, Langley and Port Coquitlam stores, often tasked with opening new stores. In 2003, Bill retired from Safeway and quickly assumed a managerial position with Home Depot, first in Abbotsford, and then after a move, the last six years with the Kamloops store. Bill met his life’s partner, Kay, in Prince George, and in June of this year, they celebrated 40 years of marriage. In addition to his wife, Kay, he leaves behind to mourn his passing, daughter Victoria (husband Paul) Loewen, son Dale, granddaughter, Jordyn Bruyns, sisters, Linda (Ed) Danallanko, Laura and Margaret Loewen, brothers Dave (Grace), and John (Myrna) Loewen, and many nephews, nieces, and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Martin and Sara Loewen, sister Eleanor, and brother Bob. Bill enjoyed playing cards with friends, golfing, reading, fishing, curling, bowling and watching various sports. Bill will be remembered for his selfless generosity, kindness, quiet sense of humour, conscientiousness, determination, strong work ethic, belief in “the golden rule”, and deep sense of love for and loyalty to his family. In memory of Bill, do an act of kindness to someone you know.

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