I didn't really know Terry except through his excellent writing. I know he made such a tremendous contribution to our city and community he will be sorely missed. Here follows a tribute from Amy Walker of Momentum Magazine, as well as some information on memorial events:
I have some sad news to share. Terry Lowe passed away recently in his sleep after a brief illness.
Here is a note to be published in Momentum:
1957 – 2011
Our beloved friend and colleague Terry Lowe passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness January 24. Terry's ideas, questions, and respectfully offered corrections helped shape each issue of Momentum for the past five and a half years. Like a ray of sunshine, Terry introduced himself at a Momentum summer barbeque. He joined the magazine as a writer in August 2006, and by December of that year accepted the role of Editor, later also editing the Vancouver/Victoria and books sections. Terry loved riding his bicycle and letting people know how easy and fun biking could be. We will miss seeing him at all hours of day or night, grinning like a kid while he explored the streets wearing his white bike helmet with its distinctive home-made rain visor. Terry, it was an honour and a pleasure to know you. May you ride in peace forever more!
Terry befriended many people through his love of art, reading, writing, and music, his work as a computer programmer and graphic artist, and his community involvement. He volunteered for the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition, Velopalooza, and Free Geek. At Momentum we shared with Terry a love of cycling, a wish to share everyday cycling with more people and an appreciation of well-crafted prose. Terry was a gifted and gentle editor. I will be forever
grateful for his insight, his steadfast support and his willingness to read through and comment on articles sent at 2am (both of us being night owls...)
I know Terry touched many people with his gentleness, his humour and his diligence. He will be missed!! If you have a memory of Terry to share, please feel free to write a note on the Facebook memorial page or respond to this email.
Celebration in Memory of Terry Lowe
Sunday, February 20 · 3:00pm - 6:00pm
W2 - Woodward's Building, second floor
Suite 250, 111 West Hastings Street
Please join friends and family in celebrating the life of our friend and colleague, Terry Lowe.
We will remember Terry with stories and song, images and objects from his life. If you would like to bring a story to share we will have time in the program for guests to share a brief remembrance of Terry.
there is a facebook event page if you'd like to rsvp:
Terry gave generously of his time, intelligence and talents to his friends and to society through his writing, editing and art. Terry was a great friend and support to many people. We invite you to share in remembering Terry and how he touched our lives.
Since we believe Terry would want to be remembered in a fun, light-hearted way, we welcome you to a warm and friendly wake, with food, drinks and music. We look forward to seeing you at this joyful celebration of Terry's life! Light snacks and coffee will be provided. Guest are welcome to bring snacks or treats to share. W2 will provide a cash bar.
Please feel free to share this invitation with others who would want to attend.
We will collect donations at the event to help with any costs for the memorial. Surplus funds will be donated to the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition in Terry's name.
BIKE RIDE for TERRY LOWE:
Terry loved riding his bike and exploring the city so we have organized a fun and easy bike ride will take place immediately preceding the gathering. We will meet at the gazebo just south of
Science World at 1:45 for a 2:00 departure. Ride will proceed over the Dunsmuir Viaduct, Dunsmuir Lanes, Hornby Lanes, Seawall path to Carrall Street and end at the Woodward's Building at 111 West Hastings.
It was such a delight to know you Terry! You left a lasting impression on me with your integrity, your humility and your joy. I imagine you riding somewhere in the sunshine, wearing a big grin!
MOMENTUM – the magazine for self-propelled people
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