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Janet (MacIvor) Lowrie Obituary
LOWRIE, JANET (MACIVOR); died peacefully on October 27, 2012; at age 95; at Woodland Terrace Senior Living Residence in Bridgman, Michigan, formerly of Grosse Ile, Michigan. Janet was born in Detroit, to John Alexander MacIvor and Mary Sullivan MacIvor, who both preceded her in death. She was the loving and devoted wife of Frederic (Fritz) Bruckner Lowrie, who passed away in 1969. Janet had three loving children, Gail MacIvor Lowrie of Lakeside, Michigan, Wynne Lowrie MacLellan, who preceded Janet in death, and Frederic Bruckner Lowrie, Jr. and his wife, Kathleen of Barnstable, Massachusetts.Janet was also close to her dear sisters, Mary MacIvor Wilcoxon and Katherine MacIver Hess, both of whom preceded her in death. Janet also has four loving grandchildren, Allison MacIver Lowrie and her husband, Mark of Denver Colorado, Weston Bamford Lowrie of New Haven, Connecticut, Andrew Saarinen Lowrie of Schenectady, New York, and Mallory Elizabeth MacLellan of Canton, Michigan. She also has two great grandchildren, Harper Lowrie Seaton and Owen MacIver Seaton, both of Denver, Colorado. Janet also leaves many nieces and nephews. Janet was a long time resident of Grosse Ile where she was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church, the Grosse Ile Garden Club, the Grosse Ile Historical Society and the Grosse Ile Golf and Country Club. She is a 1934 graduate of Detroit Central High School and a 1938 graduate of the University of Michigan where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. During her years as a student at Michigan she resided in the Martha Cook Building and later served on its board. During her early years her family was the center of her life. She would talk fondly of spending her summers with her sisters and mother on Glen Lake, Michigan. Their father would take the train up from Detroit on weekends. When Janet moved from Grosse Ile in 2000 she was the last Lowrie to live on the island after nearly 150 years beginning when James Lowrie settled on Grosse Ile in the mid 1800's. In lieu of flowers, any remembrances can be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 25150 East River Road, Grosse Ile, Michigan 48138. A Memorial Service will be at a later date. The family is being served by Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel, 9191 Red Arrow Highway, Bridgman, Michigan 49125. 269-465-3239 and Martenson Funeral Home, Trenton, Michigan 48183. 734-671-5400 Online condolences accepted at
Published in Heritage on Nov. 2, 2012
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