June 19, 2020
It is with great sadness that the family of Lowell Richard Laidlaw announce his passing, on June 19, 2020 in Vernon, BC at the age of 79 years old.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 39 years, Penny; his son Lorin (Laura Nymeyer); step-daughter Christy Todd (Manfred Loos); step-son Cam Todd (Rhonda Novitsky); grandchildren Ryan and Tysen Laidlaw; Emma Todd and Keanu Herzog and Reiss and Rory Todd; as well as numerous friends.
He was predeceased by his father Norris, and his mother Gladys.
Lowell was born on February 1, 1941 in Summerland, BC and spent his early years growing up in Summerland. He received his Laboratory Technologist training in Kamloops and continued his career in Williams Lake, Penticton and ultimately in Vernon where he was the Chief Laboratory Technologist at the Vernon Jubilee hospital for 24 years. After retiring from the hospital he worked as a coroner for several years.
Lowell was a dedicated husband and father first and foremost. He treasured his children and embraced every moment with them. He especially loved his role as grandpa. He was known for his kind and compassionate spirit, warm smile and positivity and always a helping hand and always had anything you needed to borrow. He spent many years singing barbershop in a quartet (The Marksmen), he and his wife were members of the Vernon amateur radio club with ham radio and were very involved in events throughout the valley, supporting his wife with dog agility, was an avid downhill skier, enjoyed camping, fishing and his annual trip to Mexico. He was a patient teacher when it came to teaching his wife, children and grandchildren his passion for downhill skiing.
He loved the time he spent with family and friends and will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.
Donations can be made to The Prostate Cancer Foundation BC in the memory of Lowell.
A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Arrangements in care of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, Vernon, B.C. 250-542-4333Obituary
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