Irene Agnes Lowen slipped peacefully away in her sleep on the morning of August 1, 2014 at the Eden Care Center in Chilliwack, BC. She was born April 23, 1928 in St. Boniface, Manitoba, the youngest of eleven children born to John and Agnes Lowen. Irene is survived by her sister, Bertha Lowen and her sister-in-law, Patricia Lowen as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her siblings and their spouses; Kathryn (George) Newton, Gordon (Kay) Lowen, Irvin (Myrtle) Lowen, Helen Lowen, Anne (Reg) Hopcraft, Ben (Bea) Lowen, Lottie Lowen, Evalina Lowen and Bill Lowen.
Irene trained as a teacher but her passion was for missionary work and thus she spent 30 years serving in Japan. A Memorial Service will be held for Irene at the Chilliwack Alliance Church, 8700 Young Rd. Chilliwack, BC on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Interment will precede the memorial at Chilliwack Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to CMA Global Missions c/o Chilliwack Alliance Church in her honour. Henderson’s Funeral Homes & Crematorium in care of