Ann Couseland Lowe of Wolfville, much loved sister and aunt, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 4, 2021 in the Kentville Regional Hospital at the age of 97. She was the daughter of the late Herbert and Dorothy Lowe
Ann was raised in Grand Pré and spent her formative years in the valley. She acquired her teaching degree at Normal College in Truro and taught near Wolfville for a year before moving to Quebec where she taught high school English for many years. Ann then moved to Alberta until she retired from teaching in 1989. She returned to her beloved valley where she resided in New Minas, Wolfville and most recently at Wickwire Assisted Living.
Ann was well known for her numerous passions and hobbies. She was extremely well traveled and enjoyed exploring the world and experiencing other cultures.
She was an avid golfer, swimmer and cross-country skier for many years. She loved animals, especially cats, who she kept as faithful companions wherever she lived. She was a committed gardener of both food and flowers. Researching and tending to her gardens brought her a lot of joy. Ann absolutely loved to read. She also loved to write; short stories, poetry and she would continuously jot down thoughts and observations with a keen and creative eye. She also enjoyed the theatre, cooking, bridge and socializing amid all these interests with people who loved the same. Ann was an amazing conversationalist and debater, especially when it concerned education and politics. She loved to chat and listen with anyone about anything. She enjoyed the company of friends and family from the dinner table to book club. She loved to spend her holidays with her brother and his family. She enjoyed being a part of the family traditions. She was inquisitive and thoughtful with a sense of humour that was self deprecating and endearing.
We would be amiss not to mention Ann’s incredible love and dedication to the Girl Guides of Canada. For over 75 years, she has been a role model for girls and women. She was an integral part of ensuring that guiding remains alive and well. She had many cherished memories from guiding and of the many friendships that she encountered therein. Ann received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal for her endeavours and also the Mayflower Award. In the past, she was also chair-woman of the guiding archives in Halifax.
Ann is survived by her brother David (Norma) Lowe; niece Heather (Michael) Gillard; nephew Chad Lowe (Erin Manuel); and great-nieces Ella, Aunika and Ava; and great-nephews Shaun, Hunter and Hayden.
Besides her parents, Ann was predeceased by her brother James “Jim” Lowe.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of Wickwire Assisted Living for their support and excellent care during her stay. We’d also like to extend our gratitude to EMS and the Emergency staff of the Kentville Regional Hospital for their professionalism and compassion.
Funeral Service will be held on March 22, 2021 at 10:30 am in the St. John’s Anglican Church, Parish of Horton, in Wolfville, burial will be at a later date.Due COVID-19 restrictions, seating by reservation and social guidelines must be followed. Family flowers only. However, flowers are encouraged to be planted in your garden in Ann’s memory. Memorial donations may be made to St. John’s Anglican Church, the Girl Guides of Canada or the charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook, NS, B4R 1B9 (902-679-2822).