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Lowe, Gertrude

June 9, 2010 85

LOWE, Gertrude Maria (née Neuner) - In loving memory of Gertrude Lowe who passed away peacefully on Monday, June 7th, 2010 in her 85th year. Predeceased by her husband, Samuel Nelson, and her youngest son, Edward Anthony. Survived by her loving children Frederick of Toronto, Linda of Newmarket, Shirley Lalonde (husband Gerry) of Sudbury. Sadly missed by her beloved grandsons Trevor and Jeffrey. Gertrude was born in Bad Kissingen in Bavaria, Germany and immigrated to Sudbury, Canada in 1948 as a war bride. She first taught German Saturday mornings for the German-Canadian School Board and later junior grades at St. Christopher, St. Alphonsus and St. Francis elementary schools. In the 1970s and 1980s she was actively involved in the Sudbury Chapter of the Multicultural Society. An avid reader, gardener, and photographer, Gertrude also enjoyed traveling, knitting, crocheting, cooking and handicrafts. Her embroidery work, baking and organizational skills were greatly admired. Gertrude was also an accomplished writer and poet. She produced three booklets of poetry and many of her short stories appear in various magazines and newspapers. Her most recent novel was published in Germany in 2007. Throughout her golden years Gertrude still participated in meetings and excursions hosted by the War Brides of Canada, took part in activities put on by the German-Canadian Seniors' Group of Greater Sudbury, and kept up with her monthly reading circle. She will be sorely missed by her family and her many friends. Funeral Service In the R.J. Barnard Chapel, JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME, 233 Larch St., Sudbury, Friday, June 11th, 2010 at 11 am. Interment in the Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Durham. Gertrude loved flowers, but a donation to the Arthritis Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appropriate. Friends may call 7-9 pm Thursday or after 10 am Friday. To light a memorial candle, flowers, donations or messages of condolences available on-line at

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