Georgette LeGrand Fowler
July 21, 1933 - September 26, 2021
Charlotte, North Carolina - Mrs. Georgette Fowler, 88, passed away peacefully on September 26, 2021. She was born on July 21, 1933 in Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, Canada, daughter of the late Harold and Marie Ann LeGrand, sister of the late Raymond LeGrand, and beloved wife of her late husband, Fred Fowler.
Georgette was a bit of an adventurer as she decided to leave her native Canada and move south alone at the age of 25. She lived in Columbia, SC, where she met her future husband and love of her life, Fred Fowler. They were married at Saint Gabriel Catholic Church in Charlotte, NC and lived the rest of their lives in the first and only home they built.
Georgette was an amazing wife and mother. She loved her family above all else. She was "Martha Stewart" long before Martha Stewart. There was no task that she wouldn't try. From being and excellent cook, to sewing beautiful clothes, decorating cakes and even building a dollhouse from scratch for a school raffle, she never saw things she hadn't done as an obstacle. Rather, she just dug in and figured out how to make it happen. In her mid-40's she earned an associates degree in interior design and later, she became a licensed insurance agent for American General Life Insurance Company. She delivered Friendship Trays to the elderly for many years and enjoyed playing golf several times a week. She was deeply devoted to her Catholic faith and even "broke the barrier" and became the first female usher at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Georgette was the consummate host, who loved to throw a great Christmas party. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Although dementia robbed her of her beautiful mind and spirit, you could still see her warm smile and feel her love for you when you were in her presence. She is now free from the darkness that is dementia and her family is relieved that she is now at peace.
She is survived by her son, Chris Fowler and wife, Alison; daughter, Karen Crews and husband, Mark; beloved grandchildren, Cameron and Nick Crews; as well as step-son Mark Fowler and wife, Barbara. She is also survived by her sister, Lorraine Courchesne, and sisters-in-law, Sylvia Graham and Joy Martin; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition, she is survived by her best friend of 60 years, Joann Jones, who has been a shining example of love and friendship up until the very end.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 pm on Friday, October 15, 2021 at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 3016 Providence Rd., Charlotte. The family will greet guests from 1 pm until the time of Mass. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Holy Angels, P.O. Box 710, Belmont, NC 28012 www.holyangelsnc.org
or Alzheimer's Association www.alz.org
Condolences may be offered at www.McEwenMyersPark.com
Published by Charlotte Observer on Oct. 3, 2021.