Lowis, Jessie Tracy

Jessie Tracy Lowis (Morris) passed away peacefully at the Coronation Hospital on Sunday, October 7 at the age of 94 years.  Jessie was born on July 25, 1918 at Heartlake, Alberta (Endiang area) to Harry and Mary Morris.  She attended the small one room school in the area and then continued on to Normal School to become a teacher.  She completed her Normal School Training in Camrose and upon completion of this training took her first teaching job at a small school just northeast of Coronation called Onward School.  It was not long after moving to the area and taking this job, that she met her future husband, William (Bill) Lowis.

On July 20, 1942, Jessie and Bill were united in marriage.  The couple farmed just northwest of Coronation and started their family in 1943.  They were blessed with three children; Joy, Morris and Mary Lee.  In 1969 Bill passed away and Morris took over the responsibilities of the farm.  Jessie was employed for many years at the Merit Store and Coronation Farm Equipment and one of her many passions was collecting correspondence and news for the Coronation Review.  She had a wide range of interests and accomplished a lot of things in her 94 years and it is hard to summarize, but she loved her family, her garden, bingo, cards, music, travelling, reading, wildlife, camping, sports, birds, and word puzzles, just to name a few.  She loved to play softball when she was young and talked about golfing at Bulwark.  She was recognized as the Senior Citizen of the Year in 1988 for her many years of service to the community.  If any of the grandchildren, or later on, the great grandchildren, were playing a hockey game, a curling game, a soccer game, a ball game, singing or dancing, if she was able to get there – she was there cheering them on.  She was their biggest fan!  She was a very proud mother, grandmother and great grandmother and considered herself so lucky, being an only child, to be blessed with three children, nine grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren!
In her later years, when she wasn’t able to get around as much as she would have liked, she loved to watch hockey, curling and the Calgary Stampede on TV.  She also loved it when company would come to visit her and especially if they had time to get in a card game or two.  She loved to go for a drive anywhere you wanted to go and she lit up when she was able to go for a “stroll” around town in her chair.
Jessie is survived by her son-in-law, Mervin Brigley and children, Jackie, Dale (Brenda), Greg (Tammy) and Lori (Darin) Eno all of Coronation.  Son, Morris (Mary Jane) of Coronation and their children, Heather (Shane) Craigie of Coronation, Holly (David) McLean of Stettler, Brandi Bedson of Fox Creek; and, Daughter Mary Lee (Morgan) Williams of Blairmore, Ab. and their children, Richard Williams of Blairmore, Tracy (Kevin) Saxon of Lethbridge and 19 great grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.
Jessie was predeceased by her husband Bill on November 13, 1969 and her oldest daughter, Joy on January 17, 2001.
Respecting Jessie wishes; a private family service was held at the Coronation Cemetery, Coronation, Alberta.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Church, Box 369, Coronation, AB, T0C 1C0 or to Coronation Hospital Foundation, Mail Bag 500, Coronation, AB, T0C 1C0. You may send your condolences by email to  corofuneralhome@xplornet.com. Heather Caseley of Coronation Funeral Home entrusted with the funeral arrangements. 1-888-578-2928. “Knowledge, Experience And Professionalism With A Personal Touch”.

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