Obituary of Veronica Mary Lowney
The Family of Veronica Mary “Tootsie” Lowney are very saddened to announce her passing on January 23, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family.
Veronica was born in Sydney, NS on February 9, 1928, to the late Joseph and Mary (Simon) Risk. She leaves behind her devoted husband of 73 years Albert Lowney and sons; Mark (Andrea) and Kevin (Joan), grandchildren; Anthony, Jeffrey, Mya, Sara, Matthew, Jeremiah, Joshua, Brianna, Kaylee, and special granddaughters; Mieke, Nathalie and Jill, great grandchildren; Seth, Kaden, Veronica, Rose, June, and her beloved sister, Shirley Walker and special sister-in-law Kathleen "Kay" Risk, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Veronica was predeceased by her brother Billy Risk, and sister Dawn Saunders, sister-in-law Theresa Walker and her husband, Robert (Bobby) Walker and brother-in-law Lawrence Walker.
Veronica worked at Stephen’s Drugs and Drug City and was owner and operator of T & S Variety Store on Prince Edward Street. In her spare time, she loved to express herself through poetry, including writing poems for the Irish Canadian Cultural Association.
Veronica “Tootsie” loved to cook and prepare large Lebanese feasts for her family and friends, no one could leave without a cup of tea and a full belly.
A special thank you to home care givers; PSWs Jackie, Rhonda, and Betty, to the wonderful EMH Team, especially Melissa BN, and thank you to Dr. A. Hoirch and Dr. L. Allaby.
Arrangements are under the care of Kennebecasis Community Funeral Home, 152 Pettingill Road, Quispamsis (849-2119). A private family graveside service will be held at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. A memorial Mass to celebrate Veronica’s Life will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Rothesay at a later date. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to Romero House, Diabetes Canada or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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