Robert Loewen

Robert Kenneth Loewen

1961 - 2024

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Robert Kenneth Loewen, aged 62, of Neepawa, MB., passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at the Neepawa Health Centre.

He was born to Diedrich and Eileen Loewen on December 11, 1961, in Chihuahua City, Mexico.

Robert along with his parents Dick and Eileen moved to Canada in 1964, first to Blumenort, MB. At the age of five his family moved to Pansy, MB., to farm turkeys. His sister Valerie joined the family in 1967. In 1974, they moved back to Blumenort.

Robert was baptized in 1977, at the Blumenort EMC Church. In 1982-1983 he decided to take a V.S. stint at Faith Mission Home in Virginia. This is where he met his future wife Lois Fern Hege. Robert and Lois were married June 27, 1987. The week of their wedding Robert graduated from the RN program at Red River College. After their marriage he worked at La Verendrye Hospital in Ft. Frances, Ont., for two years.

July 1989 Robert and Lois went to Spanish Lookout Belize where he taught in a mission school. This is also where they found and adopted both their children. Heidi joined them in October of 1989. They later went back to adopt Isaac in December of 1990.

April of 1990 Robert, Lois and Heidi moved to Raymond, AB. Here Robert worked at Edith Cavell Care Centre as a nurse until his cancer diagnosis in 1998. After many aggressive chemo and radiation treatments along with an extensive surgery Robert’s health slowly returned.

July of 2000 Robert and his family moved to Manitoba to be closer to his mom whose health was failing. Here he worked as the director of nursing at Maplewood Manor for a few years.

In 2003 Robert and Lois with their family chose to move to Neepawa, MB., where he spent the rest of his life. In 2020 Robert was diagnosed with facial cancer. On January 15, 2024, Robert was admitted for the final time to Neepawa Health Centre. His wife Lois spent countless hours by his side helping with his care. He walked through the gates of heaven at 12:55 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2024.

He was preceded in death by his parents Dick and Eileen Loewen along with his brother Lyndon at the age of 16 months and twin infant sisters, one who was stillborn and the other at two days of age.

He is survived by his wife Lois (Hege) Loewen and two children: Heidi (Wes) Wohlgemuth of Steinbach and Isaac (Ariana) of Louisa, Virginia; three grandchildren: Zoey Loewen, Deklan Loewen (Heidi & Wes) and Skylar Loewen (Ike & Ariana), and one sister Valerie of Edmonton, AB.

The memorial service will be held on Friday, March 15, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. at the Neepawa First Baptist Church, Neepawa, MB.

Donations in memory of Robert may be made to the Neepawa Palliative Care.

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Memorial Service

10:30 am
Friday, March 15, 2024
Neepawa First Baptist Church
Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada