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  • "I was shocked and saddened to hear of Robert Lowrey's..."
    - Jenny Crober (Artistic Director, VOCA Chorus of Toronto)
  • "I was shocked and terribly saddened when I called the store..."
    - Adrian Luces
  • "Our sincere sympathies to Rob's family, friends and..."
    - Dan Hickey
  • "My admiration for Rob in building such a fine business. We..."
    - George Stimpson
  • "Kim and Katie - Donna,the kids, and I offer our sincerest..."
    - Rob & Donna Wittmann
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LOWREY, ROBERT 1945 - 2017 It is with much sorrow that we announce the tragic and sudden passing of Robert Lowrey during the late hours of December 25th. Rob had a great love of family and leaves behind his loving wife, Kim, of 35 years and dearest daughter Katie. Rob will be missed by his sister Sylvia Christensen, whom he adored and her family. His Arizona cousins, Joanne Schust and Richard Schust and their families, the Smith family and Kim's brother, Garry Hewitt and family, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. It was Rob's hope to travel to western Canada and Britain to meet and visit family there along with his wife and daughter and search out his dear mother's original home near Blundell Sands, England. Rob's keen interest in all things allowed him to speak with anyone regarding any topic, whether it was sports, politics, literature, history, music or the arts. He had an extensive knowledge of all these subjects but at the same time he was humble and had a way with people, which put them at ease. He was extremely thoughtful, sensitive, articulate and witty and took joy teasing those with whom he was closest. He loved his dogs, whom he walked or cross-country skied with every morning and could not sleep at night until he knew the birdfeeders were filled for the morning birds. Rob had a very strong work ethic and in the early years helped his father with piano tunings, which led him to begin fixing pianos in the garage of his mother's Leaside home four decades earlier. He struggled for many years to establish a retail store and workshops, which have now become one of Canada's largest and most successful piano retail facilities. He will be missed by all his business associates and especially his long term employees at Robert Lowrey's Piano Experts, in Toronto, where he spent much of his life. There will be no funeral held at this time; however a memorial/celebration of life will take place some time in the next few months with an announcement of dates forthcoming. Rob's many friends, whom he loved, will deeply miss him, but we will carry him in our hearts and memories always.
Published in the Toronto Star on Jan. 13, 2018
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