Lowther, Mark Steven Douglas

It is with broken hearts and profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Mark Steven Douglas Lowther at the age of 47.  He died peacefully with his family at his side on July 2, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta.

Born April 19, 1973 in Lahr Germany. Graduating from West Pictou District High School, 1991 then received his degree in Civil Engineering at St. FX and Saint Mary’s Universities in Nova Scotia. He then was employed with Baker Hughes as a technical Field Engineer for 11 years which included working off the coast of Newfoundland.

Mark married Mandie in 2005 and then settled in Leduc, Alberta. It was here where Mark made a significant and lasting impact on AltaGas Utilities Inc.  from front line operations leadership, to VP Corporate Services, to VP Operations and Engineering and finally President.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Mandie and their sons Mason (13), Hudson (11), Cooper (8). He is also survived by his Mother Marie, Brother Greg (Shawna), nephews Ben and Thomas.  Aunts and Uncles Gerald and Marg Holmes, Donnie and Anne Holmes, Billy and Diane Holmes.  Cousins Allan, Brian, Donna, Cherie, David, Pattie and Shelly. Mark was predeceased by his father Doug.

Mark loved his family. He loved being a husband and a father.

Mark was articulate and distinguished. He was admired and respected for his selflessness, humility, and his genuine manner. Mark was a gift to all who knew him.

Someone who was so special can never be forgotten and the memories of him will be treasured for a lifetime.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday July 13, 2020 at 11:00 am.  Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, there will be a limited number of people attending a private service.

The Service will be livestreamed at https://distantlink.com/serenitySG.html.

If friends wish, memorial donations can be made in Mark’s memory to The United Way

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Emily Morgan

I am so sorry to hear about Mark”s passing. Please know that you and the boys are in our thoughts and prayers.
Emily Morgan and family

Chantal March and Jason Noseworthy

We had the pleasure of getting to know Mark and then Mandi during their time in Newfoundland. I feel like the Lowther family has been connected to mine in some way for as long as I can remember because of Greg and when Mark came to the Rock it was a natural extension. Mark always had a smile and an easy going manner and we always remember your time here with a smile. Deepest condolences to Mandi, the boys, Greg, Mrs. Lowther and the entire family.

Alvina March

My steepest condolences to Marie and all of Marks Family. I will always remember that wonderful infectious smile of his. RIP mark

Dave, Heather, Matt and Nicole Koopman

Sending our condolences to Mandie and your precious Sons. Mark always spoke so proudly of his boys and their activities. He was always a pleasant and kind man to chat with. Your loss is enormous. Mark will be missed. He has made an positive impact on so many people. Prayer to you all.

Lauren & Will Evans

We were shocked and saddened to hear about Mark’s passing. Our condolences to the Lowther family. He was great guy who was taken far too soon.

Angela Cluney

In life you meet people who will forever hold a special place in your journey as they showed you what kindness, care and friendship meant. Mark was a dear friend in high school and university who will never be forgotten. May God hold you all and give you comfort and peace as you mourn. I will honour Mark’s legacy with a gift to the local food initiative through my church. Mark was amazing and will love on in you!

Rev Angela J Cluney

In life we meet people who forever make you smile with the way they touched you in your journey. I will never forget what a kind, gentle and caring friend he was. When I think of high school and university, Mark is always part of my memories. May God bring you all peace and comfort as you mourn! I will give a donation to our church and food bank in his honour!

Kelly Grant MacInnis

While I’d not seen Mark since we graduated together from West Pictou, I remember him as a sweet and kind person. I knew he would be successful in life and reading his obituary, he obviously was. My sincere condolences to his wife, children and family.

Stephen Patterson

The serenity under which Mark lived will now be the disposition for all who knew & loved him to cherish the times they spent together. Mark certainly was Special & will remain so in the Hearts & Minds of all who had the pleasure of his presence.

Our Sincerest Heartfelt Sympathies go out to Mandie, Mason, Hudson & Cooper …. Marie …. Greg & Shawna, Ben & Thomas as well as the entire extended family.

Stop … Pause … Reflect & Keep High The Fond Memories … for as long as you do so Mark will be Eternally with You!

God Bless

Stephen & Debbie Patterson

Kristie Tarr

I was so saddened by the news of Mark’s passing. He was, without a doubt, one of my very best friends while at TUNS, in Civil Engineering together. If not for Mark, I don’t think I could have made it through final exams back in ’97. I will always remember all of us studying in the library, and all the laughing we did so that we wouldn’t panic about our exams. But mostly I will remember Mark’s smile…he had the best smile – a smile that could truly light up a room.

Lynne Hebert

My sincere condolences to the Lowther family and extended families. My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time.

Marie Morales

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Mark will be missed very much because he was a great guy! Thinking of you and your family during these difficult times ahead.

Hung Truong

“It’s not worked for years. But I believe you can do it!”

“I’ll make it happen. Thanks Mark.” I replied.

That was my first interaction with Mark. But first, let me tell you how I came across him for the first time.

Back then in 2013, when I first started at AUI, Mark was Director of Operations.

I was in Operations…a few levels below.

On day I went to Pho restaurant for lunch. Mark was having lunch with a small group of TDOs and Supervisors.

“Come join us,” as he saw me.

That’s when our conversation started.

He took time to asked me about my new job at AUI and what I was doing.

As I mentioned about Gas Tracing, a mapping function to identify all isolated customers in a gas leak event…

“I Believe You Can Do It!”

His encouragement and belief in what I do made a difference… even though he didn’t get involve much of what GIS department does.

And I believe he encouraged and trusted each and every one of his colleagues who had a chance working with him.

You see, before AUI I never saw a Direct and above took time to talk and truly understand what his front line colleagues are doing. But not at AUI. Especially Mark Lowther.

As time went by, I met Mark many times at Leduc REC and other occasions.

Mark is a wise man, very personable and passionate about what he’s doing.

Fast forward, he became our President. A great leader…even for a short period of time.

We Lost A Leader.

My deepest sympathies to Mandie, Hudson, Mason and Cooper, and the entire Lowther family for the loss of Mark.

Hung Truong

Pauline Fraser

So sorry to here of Marks passing. I have not seen him since school but he was kind and considerate beyond his years at a young age. My condolences.

Bell Fraser

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of Mark. I taught Mark in elementary school and I remember what a bright, sweet boy he was. I can see that he grew in to an amazing young man. RIP Mark!

Shelley Williams

My sympathies to Mandie, his boys and family. Mark was an incredible person who led his AUI team with intelligence, compassion and positivity. I will remember him for his guidance, empathy, confidence and strong leadership. He told a lot of stories about his hockey adventures with his boys; you could see how proud he was. He will be missed.. RIP Mark and thoughts and prayers to your wife, children and extended family.

Dwight Bates

A kind, gentle and competent leader. His contribution to Alta Gas will be missed . Condolences to his family and friends …

Brian /Carol Grahsm

Our sympathies and condolences to Mandie and Boys on your loss of Mark!!
He was a very nice person to talk to and he was very supportive of the Alta Gas Employees !!
He was also very proud of Mandie and his boys!!
You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

Jean Hovell

When I think of Mark, two words come to mind, integrity and professionalism. Mark was both, while he was also one of the most down to earth, kind people I have met. Although I have been retired for a few years, Mark’s gentle smile and demeanour will stay with me. Sincere condolences to Mark’s wife, Mandie and their sons.. a wonderful man Is gone far too soon.

Cory Campbell

As one makes their way through the journey of life you are lucky if you meet a handful or two of people that leave a long-lasting positive impression on you. I would like Mandie and her boys to know that Mark was one of those special people. I had the privilege to work with Mark at AUI and I can honestly say he was one of the most genuine, caring and dedicated people I ever worked with. He was always one to ensure everyone’s input was considered, provide help in any way he could, and deliver on what he promised. He was not only a true leader, but a super person who will be sadly missed. My deepest condolences to Mandie, his boys and family.

Connie Thompson

The world lost a truly good man. My deepest sympathy to Mark’s family.

Jason MacPherson

So saddened to hear of Mark’s passing. So many great memories growing up with him playing road hockey, guns, baseball and such. My deepest condolences to Marie, Greg and Mark’s family.

Nick Swain

My condolences. Mark was an outstanding mentor and leader and will have a lasting impression on many people!

Patricia & Douglas Freeman

We are so saddened to hear of Marks passing , he was so young, but accomplished a lot in his time.
Mandie, Hudson, Mason and Cooper our most sincere condolences to you and also to his mother Marie, brother Gregory, Shawna, Ben and Thomas .

Keep your memories close to your heart and remember we all have a “special angel” looking down upon us .

Rest in peace Mark and God bless all his loved ones.

Bill Emmerzael

Dear Mandie and family,
I was so shocked and saddened to hear that Mark had died. I have many memories of Mark. Whether at work or in public, each memory includes his smile and calm and sincere demeanour. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him because of his ability to quickly understand issues, asses them and generate solutions and outcomes that were effective. He was a true leader of his work unit, being able to have his team members pull hard towards completion of a task or project. I remember meeting him at the gym from time to time where, during the course of our conversation the pride in his family was sure to come up. Mark’s positive influence on me and many others is a great legacy. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Bill and Liz Emmerzael

Earle Tuele

I was deeply saddened to hear of Mark’s sudden passing. I offer my sincere sympathies to Mandie, his children and his entire family. During the time I was a colleague of Mark’s at AUI, I could tell that he was a special person-capable, well-liked and respected by all. He left a positive mark on the company in the too-short time he had to lead it. I know the entire AUI family feels his loss.

Dave kirkby

I met mark about a year before i retired. I found mark to be very genuine and a very good listener . Most recently i met up with mark at greg Johnston’s retirement banquet back-in November of 2018. It was good to see him again as he was going to take on the alta gas president position. I was very shocked to hear of marks sudden passing. Taken far to soon. All the best to marks wife and children

Manuel Guerrero

Two things that I will remember about Mark.
First, I only talked with Mark once while we prepared our coffees at AUI Cafeteria. Mark took time to talk to me for a while, even though I was not part of your closest collies at work; Mark took time and told me that he was excited about the AUI change ownership to the Teacher Pension Association. My impression was that he was a kind of person unpretentious about his role as AUI President.
Second. He was very proud of his son, probably was Mason for reaching the finals at Provincial (hockey Alberta). He smiled and opened his eyes while sharing his personal life. It connects me with him because I have a son who plays hockey and I know the feeling to see one of your own competing high-level hockey.
Thank God, for put Mark in the path of our life journey.

!Gracias Dios por encontrar at Mark in el camino the nuestras vidas!

Michelle Creed

So so sorry to hear this! Mark was such a wonderful person and will be dearly missed. I have such fond memories of him from our west Pictou and university days! Deepest condolences to all of his family and friends!

Steve & Debbie Crossman

We taught Mark at West Pictou many years ago and remember him as a gentle and intelligent young man with a lot of potential. It is good to see that he has done so well. We are very saddened by his passing and offer sincere condolences to his family. Steve & Debbie Crossman

Corey Butler

I am shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Mark’s passing. I have such good memories of our time together at Baker. Mark was a great guy, co-worker and friend. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your boys. Our thoughts are prayers are with you.

Karen Corbin Hughes

My sincerest condolences to Greg and the entire Lowther family on the loss of Mark. I will always remember him as a kind and thoughtful person from our West Pictou Days. Thinking of you all during these difficult days ahead.

Terry & Susan Chickness

We are so very sorry to hear about Marks passing. So young too soon. Mark certainly left his mark on this world. Marie you must be so proud of him in all that he has accomplished in the business world. Greg you will have great memories of your brother to fill the lonely times. Hope his wife and sons
Are strong to get though this with your help. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Hugs to all. Terry & Susan

Jocelyn Barabonoff

Mandie my deepest sympathies to you and your boys. Mark was a very loyal face at the LRC and he will be missed. Wishing you much courage, peace and strength.

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