Loewen; Leslie John (Les)
September 7, 1925 – December 9, 2014
Les Loewen passed away in peace on December 9, 2014 at Chilliwack General Hospital from complications following bladder cancer surgery. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to the late Peter and Elizabeth Loewen. Beloved father of Robert and his wife Mary Loewen of Scottsdale, Arizona, and James and his wife Janice of Jackson, Michigan. Dear father-in-law of Renata Loewen of Burlington, Ontario. Loving grandfather of Mark, Valerie Hartman (Ryan), David, Michael, Christopher, Matthew, Thomas, Jennifer Prinsen (Ryan), Natalie and Rachel. Dear brother of Jean Robinson of Vancouver. Les was predeceased by his wife of 53 years Norma (nee Kelly) Loewen (2000), his wife of 5 years Julia Hannah Spencer Loewen (2007) of Chilliwack, his son John Loewen (December, 2014) of Burlington, Ontario, and brothers Gordon, Archie and Ken. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy between 1943-45, doing convoy escort duty in the North Atlantic aboard HMCS Trillium, HMCS Rockcliffe and HMCS Tillsonburg. He raised his family in Montreal, and also lived in Toronto and Blenheim, Ontario, and finally Chilliwack. The family is deeply grateful to his friends in Chilliwack for their love and support. We are extremely appreciative of the wonderful ICU staff at Chilliwack General for the exceptional care they provided Les in his last days. He will be laid to rest next to Norma at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Burlington, Ontario.