Obituary of Ann Catherine Lowe
The family of Ann Lowe is saddened to announce her death at Orchard View Long Term Care Home on Friday, September 16, 2022. Ann was born in Saint John, New Brunswick on September 7,1940, the daughter of the late Edmund and Mary Lowe (Barrett). She is survived by her brother, Gerald (Gerry) Lowe of Saint John, her niece Allison Lowe and great nephew William Kiely of Ottawa. Ann will also be missed by her aunts, cousins and friends.
Ann graduated from St. Vincent’s High School in 1958 and continued her studies, obtaining Bachelors and Masters degrees in Education from the University of New Brunswick, where she would later become a professor in the Faculty of Education. She taught at several schools in Saint John, including St. Vincent’s, Forest Hills and Simonds. She lived and worked in Mexico as a researcher, and there she found her beloved dog “Pierre” who she brought home to Saint John.
In her retirement, Ann volunteered as a docent at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and in her leisure time explored her talent as a painter, producing many lovely watercolours. Ann did extensive research on the New Brunswick artist Anthony Flower culminating in the publication of a book of his art work. A world traveller, she enjoyed cruising and spent winter vacations in Barbados and Florida where she made many friends. She always took care to find special gifts from her trips for Allison and William. Ann was proud of her Irish heritage and visited Ireland on several occasions to research her family history. Ann was a music enthusiast and a devoted fan of Oscar Peterson.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424). There will be a visitation on Thursday, September 22, 2022, from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 91 Waterloo Street, Saint John, on Friday, September 23, 2022 at 12:10 PM. Interment will take place at a later date. For those unable to attend the Mass, you may view the Livestream by visiting Ann's obituary on Brenan's website and clicking "View Funeral Livestream". Donations in Ann’s memory can be made to the Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick, Bobby’s Hospice or a charity of the donor’s choice. For those who wish, condolences may be made by visiting www.brenansfh.com.