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April 23, 2023

Lynn Carruthers Lowry of Huron-Kinloss and Mitchell, died at Stratford General Hospital, Sunday, April 23, 2023, at the age of 83. Beloved companion of Donna Mueller, and husband of Gayle until her death in 2005. Father of Kent (Christy) of Huron-Kinloss, Kendra (Dave Bax) of Eugenia, and Trina Parker (Steve) of Waterloo. Loving and kind Grandpa of Charly and Dannah Bax, Holden and Grayson Parker, and Owen Birch and Leah Lowry. Lynn became a loving member of Donna's family, Rob and Chris Mueller and their children, Emma, Olivia and Marlyse; and Randy and Marcy Mueller and their children, Cole, Kaylin, and Rhyse. Dear brother of David (Shirley), Wayne (Patt), Carl, Elliott (Ellen), and Corinne (Gene Mordaunt). Friend, band-mate and brother-in-law of Glenn (Anne) Boyd, and greatest uncle in the world to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by wife, Gayle; his parents, Elden and Alma Lowry; and siblings, Marlene, Perrin and Janette. Also predeceased by his in-laws, Elmer MacKenzie, Marion Lowry, Murray Thompson, Ernie and Mary Gibson; and nephews, Dean Gibson, Danny Boyd and Kris Lowry. Lynn spent a very full life in Huron Kinloss, where Highway 86 ends and the rest of the world begins, as he would say. The third eldest of nine kids, he quickly learned about sharing, negotiating and how to be loving. These were skills and attributes that served him well over his 83 years of life when he had a successful business in Lowry Farm Systems, as well as farming and operating Lowry Grain Elevators with his brothers. Having enjoyed a loving marriage with his wife, Gayle, and after her passing found love again with Donna, he knew the value of enjoying life with a partner. Lynn is an inspirational example of how to live life to the fullest. When challenges presented themselves, and he had a few, his grateful nature and optimism guided his way throughout his journey. He made sure his bucket was empty by the end. The trips, adventures, family gatherings, New Year’s Eve parties, steaks with neighbours and friends, and the cottage, which was his magical place, created a treasure trove of memories. And music. Music was Lynn’s heartbeat. It was his greatest joy besides his family, and he enjoyed playing wonderful music with his family (Boyd’s Orchestra). Lynn knew unconditional love and he showed it daily with his children and grandchildren. He was encouraging and supportive, providing perspective to the very end. As he would say, it’s been a wonderful life. The family will receive friends at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, Thursday, April 27, 2023, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be held at Pine River United Church, Friday, April 28, 2023, at 11 a.m., with interment to follow at Pine River United Church Cemetery. Reception following the interment at the Point Clark Community Centre. Memorial donations to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, Canadian Mental Health Association, or Ronald McDonald House, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.