January 17, 1941 – August 9, 2019
We regret to announce the passing of a true character of the North and one of our Colourful 5%, Harry Lowry. Harry passed on Friday, August 9, 2019 at the ripe young age of 78.
Harry was born January 17, 1941 in Kingston, Ontario. Exhibiting independence and a sense of adventure from the beginning, Harry struck out on his own and headed west as soon as he graduated from high school. Harry had a keen interest in cowboys and mechanics, and since one had more of a future than the other, he applied himself to a high school mechanics program. More than just having a natural affinity, he had a gift for mechanics, and it laid the foundation that opened the doors into every adventure thereafter. Inevitably he ended up in the last great frontier, North of 60. Over his lifetime he worked a as a mechanic, deep-sea diver, certified diving instructor, underwater recovery specialist, miner, mining supervisor, movie stunt diver, volunteer firefighter, compressor whisperer, and river boat captain. Harry loved to travel whether it was for work or pleasure, and it took him from the Arctic, to the Antarctic, Australia, and all the Americas. He was a Toastmaster and served as President of the Yukon Transportation Museum. He was also and excellent dancer, enchanting storyteller, loving husband, father and friend.
A celebration of life will be held for Harry at the Yukon Transportation Museum on September 6, 2019 between 2 pm and 6 pm. Much like Harry, this gathering is relaxed, no set agenda. Feel free to drop in, have a bite, raise a glass, share a story, and say farewell.
Among other things, Harry was a lover of mangy dogs, so we request that in lieu of flowers please send donations to the Humane Society (http://www.humanesocietyyukon.ca/Donate).
Harry’s family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Somani and the nurses at Whitehorse General Hospital Emergency Department for all their efforts and support.
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