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Doug Lowden

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July 13, 1939 - March 8, 2022

On Tuesday March 8, 2022, Douglas Ian Lowden age 82 peacefully passed away at Grace Hospital in Winnipeg, predeceased by his loving wife of 48 years Ruth (née Ryan) in 2015, and his brother Larry in January 2022. He is survived by his brother Graeme (Joyce), sister Dale (Geoff), and nieces and nephews.

Doug was born in Sudbury, Ontario on July 13, 1939 and started his education at River School in Old Kildonan which is the present site of River Ridge II Retirement Residence. This was his last home and where he had many friends.


Doug got involved with Sports Cars and the automotive world soon after high school. He raced and rallied with the Winnipeg Sports Car Club in Manitoba, the Prairie Region and across Canada. He founded an automotive dealership, Doug Lowden Ltd. and was the Renault distributer in Winnipeg for many years.


Doug was very thoughtful of others and would always help when he could, he has left an empty spot in our hearts.


A special tribute to staff at River Ridge II for all the kindness and care Doug received in the past two years while River Ridge was home. Special thanks to Dr. Cameron Lowden for his many years of care of Doug and his wife Ruth.


A Remembrance come and go gathering will be held at the home of Doug's brother Graeme on Saturday the 26th of March, 2 pm to 4 pm. The address is 26033 PTH 44 in St. Clements, phone 204 757-7043 for directions. We ask that all be Covid Vaccinated.


Doug’s family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by watching the photo-biography above. Please, also consider sharing your own photos, memories, and stories by making use of the comment section on this page.


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530 St, Mary Avenue - Winnipeg

204-421-5501 -

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