Ann Lowes

Ann Lowes passed away on October 17, 2020 in Chatham. Wife of the late D.W. Lowes. Mother of Nicole (McLaren) Vanden Enden (Duane) and grandmother of Keifer and TaliVanden Enden. Daughter of the late Ted McLaren (1988) and Georgette and Gaetan Audet. Sister of Ted McLaren (Marie Dechene), Jerry McLaren, Malcolm McLaren (Helen) and Denis Audet. Ann spent time in the education system as an educational assistant where she loved her students. She was generous and enjoyed making everyone laugh. She loved her family “to the Moon and Back.” Ann supported and loved bingo! She spent her time swimming, going for walks and was a member of the Moose Lodge. Ann loved lottery tickets and couldn’t wait to win a mIllion! Those wishing to make a donation in Ann’s memory are encouraged to consider the Chatham-Kent Hospice. A Celebration of Life will take place on Sunday Nov 1st 1-4pm at Hidden Hills Golf and Country Club, 25393 St Clair Rd, Dover Centre, ON N0P 1L0.

80 Comments on “Ann Lowes”

  1. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Ann will always hold a special spot in my heart.

  2. My deepest sympathy to the families of Ann. May you all find comfort with your family and friends at this difficult time.

  3. I will never forget her. We should always go to the laundry mat to see you and her. She was very sweet. Our condolescences Nicole and Dwayne and family.

    1. What a beautiful soul she was. We worked together for several years and had so many laughs. Heaven is a little brighter and a lot more fun with Ann there.

    2. Thank you Shannon! The good ole Days at the Laundromat.. My Mom loved owning and running Laundry- We-R

  4. My deepest sympathies to Nicole and her family as well as Ann’s extended family. I’ve known Ann for several years. She was a wonderful lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve.

  5. Ann was my EA for a year. That was the most fun year of teaching I’ve ever had. She was the best teaching partner anyone could ask for. A beautiful, generous soul. I will miss her laugh.

  6. Sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. I knew her when she worked at the Legion as a Bartender. She always said hi when we meet Never forgot you and and always had a big smile

  7. She was an outstanding EA who made wonderful connections with kids. Every staff that Anne was apart of , she made a difference! Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  8. Ann was an amazing lady! She inspired everyone she came in contact with to be the best person they could be. That is quite a legacy to leave behind. Ann lived her life by the words, “Live! Love! Laugh! I’m sure she will be spreading her mantra in a whole new world.
    Her love and concern for all people will live on for a long, long time.
    You and your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers as you navigate this new journey. May God’s spirit of love and peace rest upon you.
    Dragonfly blessings.

  9. Nicole and family, I am so sorry to have heard of Ann’s passing. I will forever admire how she approached her life and illness with such strength, determination, forthrightness, and an upbeat attitude. She will always be remembered as a treasured friend.

  10. So sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. My deepest sympathy to Nicole and family. I first met Ann at pre-natal classes many years ago. I used to pick her up and give her a ride. Our kids ended up in school together so I would often run into her over the years. She always had a smile and a kind word to give. Looking back, she was one of those people you were always grateful you had met. She was a sweetheart and will be missed by many!

    1. I never knew you gave her a ride back and forth.. You are absolutely right- she made people always so grateful they met her. Say hi to Mike!

  11. Dear Nicole & family, Georgie & Gaeten & families, My condolences with the loss of Ann. Cherish the good & fun memories in your hearts & share them with each other May God’s loving arms surround each of you with comfort.
    Love & HUGS
    Joyce vanderBaan

  12. Nichole and family
    You are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. May your warm memories quite you through this time of grief.

  13. Sorry to hear of the passing of Your Mother. She was alot of fun. We were in Jaycettes together.

  14. I was Ann’s mail lady and I always tried to say a few words to her in French. She was a lovely and friendly lady. Gonna miss her.

    1. Thank you for your kind words.. What a funny story that you would speak to her a few words in French I love it! I am sure she did too!

  15. I had the pleasure of working with Ann as an Educational Assistant through the years. Her gentle caring approach was truly genuine and the students always appreciated the support they received from her. Thinking of her family at this time. Cherish the wonderful memories you have of her and keep them close in your heart.

    1. Thank you Sally, The consensus is the same- She was loved as an EA, She had a silly way to get all the students to love and cherish her.

  16. Nicole and Family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with her for several years at Gregory Drive. She brought so much cheerfulness, fun and laughter to school each day. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  17. I am so sorry for your loss. Ann was my EA at Gregory Drive and she was always so helpful and made me laugh. She was quite a character. She tried to keep me organized and I will be so ever grateful for her watching out for me. She will be greatly missed.
    She always spoke so proudly of her daughter and grandchildren . My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    1. Thank you Sue, She spoke highly of you, She loved to keep people very organized. She loved her family and I am happy people recognised it <3

  18. My deepest sympathies to Nicole and family to Aunt Georgette and Gaetan and her brothers and spouses. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and keep strong.

  19. Nicole and family so sorry to hear of your moms passing she was such a great lady she came and bought her lottery tickets from me sometimes I will always remember her sweet smile may God keep you strong at this difficult time

    1. Thank you, She loved her lottery tickets! She always had the ability to bring a smile to everyone she was in contact with.

  20. I so admired Ann’s positive spirit, sense of humour and fierce determination! I always enjoyed running into her at various functions. I was lucky enough to sit beside her for the picture of the group of retirees at The Links. You always left a conversation with Ann with a smile on your face. So sorry for your immense loss. She was a sweetheart.

    1. She loved being around people that is for sure. She enjoyed organizing those retiree events. Thank you for the kind words

  21. Nicole I am so sorry. I had the privilege of taking care of your mom she always made me smile and I always looked forward to our visits. Hugs to you and your family she was special and I will miss her.

    1. Debra you were a blessing! Thank you for your gentle ways, she enjoyed when I told her you were coming. We always said you were the one with pretty eyes.

    2. Sorry to hear about your mom Nicole. Will always remember her and the good times we had. She always made me smile.. she had a big heart and alot of love.

  22. Nicole and family,
    My deepest condolences to you during this difficult time and days ahead.
    I worked with Ms. Ann at Gregory Drive. She shared many stories of you and her grandchildren with a sparkle in her eye. She loved you dearly and was ever so proud of you.
    Ann was such a warm hearted soul. I had a instant connection with her. I loved her sense of humour and wittiness. She had the biggest heart and caring ways about her that made her special.
    I will treasure my memories of her and will never forget the advice she had given me over the years. I’m going to miss you Ms. Ann. I just might even make an “Ann Lowes Special” in your honour tonight ❤️

  23. Nicole, Duane and family- Sending my sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved Mom. You will have treasured memories of the special times spent together. With sympathy- Linda McCormick (Retired Teacher)

    1. Thank you Linda! What a nice surprise to read a this as a former student and as a former colleague of you. Thank you for your your kind words

  24. Sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. Sat at the bar in the Moose many Fridays she will be missed.

  25. Nicole/Duane, Keifer/Talia … so sorry for the loss of Mother, Grandmother. We are keeping your families in our thoughts & prayers during this very difficult time. Ann was such a beautiful lady … inside and out. She literally smiled with her whole face, her eyes just twinkling! When she so generously shared that smile with anyone who met her, it made you feel so special and connected with her. Hold your precious memories of this wonderful lady close to your heart … and always remember – she is watching over you from Heaven. As challenging as it will be … Mom wishes her Family to maintain strength for each day, comfort for your tears, and proud smiles to light the way.

  26. Thank you so much for your kind words and wisdom. She enjoyed being around you, and lit up talking about her shenanigans with her teaching staff at VL! Thank you❤

  27. My deepest sympathies to you Nicole and your family.Ann was a ray of sunshine and one special lady.She will be deeply missed by many.

  28. Deb, you were Ray of Sunshine in our lives. You were best friends with My Mom for many years and as a Second Mom to me growing up.

  29. Hi Nicole. I knew Ann from the days when we lived in Rouyn-Noranda on Pinder Street. We lived next door to her. She was always very fun to be around & she was such a kind outgoing person with a great sense of humour. My condolences to you & the family.

    1. Thank you so much for your condolence! that was a long time since she lived there! Hopefully, you had a chance to look threw the slide show, perhaps you recognized some of the surroundings when she was a child..

  30. Nicole. I am so very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was very special to me. I will miss her terribly.

  31. Nicole/ Dwayne. As with many of the nice notes left by her peers in the school settings, I had the pleasure of working with Ann at three different schools. Always the same at each. Very kind, and loved to make people laugh. She will be missed. So glad I got to meet and work with her over the years.
    Rick MacFarlane

  32. We love you Ann. Your now kicked butt up in heaven. Just don’t throw a painted rock down on me. Prayers for all.

  33. Nicole and family: I am so very sorry to learn this news. I had the pleasure of working with Ann at GDPS and KG. She always made me laugh and was so very kind and helpful. She would do anything for you. One thing I remember is her love of shopping! We had a few memorable trips crossing the border together. It was never a dull moment when Ann was with you. I will miss her so much.

    1. Thank you Shawne, Yes she loved to shop! And when she found something she loved she bought at least one other “just in case”. Thank you for your kind words

  34. Nicole, Ann though the world of you and her grandkids. I worked with Ann at VLS and everyone called her Frenchie and she loved the nickname. Your mum was loved by many and that at the end makes her a millionaire.

  35. Nicole, Ann and I worked together at VLS and became fast friends. She was always there to help with anything I ever needed at school, even without being asked. She just knew what to do to make one’s day better. In fact, doing for others was what she did best. She was a kind, upbeat, wonderful woman who loved to laugh and make others laugh. Because we both spoke French, we often shared dirty jokes and laughed riotously which made others wonder what we were laughing about. She was such fun and we all loved her. I called her “La Belle Ann” because she was such a beautiful person in every way. You, Nicole, were her pride and joy. She loved you most of all. I know how hard it is to lose your mother but she will live on in your heart. I am heartbroken for you. So unfair. A great lady taken too soon. My condolences.

  36. I had the pleasure of working with Ann at John N. Given for several years. I still remember the many hilarious jokes she shared with me, and the way her eyes would light up when she talked about her family. Ann will be deeply missed by everyone who was lucky enough to get to know her. Deepest condolences to Talia and to everyone else who loved this great lady.

  37. My condolences, I had the greatest pleasure of working with Anne for many years in various settings. Anne always had a smile on her face and a positive outlook. Anne made a difference to many students lives. She will be missed.

  38. Dear Nicole,
    We are so very sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. I hope all your love and memories help to heal your hearts.
    We are proud to have met and got to know your Mom……another fantastic Angel in Heaven.
    Linda & Leo Faubert & Family

  39. Nicole and family
    Our deepest condolences to you all.
    We sincerely have lost a good friend and neighbour.
    Ann was a ray of sunshine and that,
    she passed on to you
    She will be truly missed
    God bless

    1. Oh Thank you for yoru kind words and all your thoughtfulness to my Mom and I during these difficult times. You were very kind to her and she thought the same of you as a neighbour.

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