The Canadian curling community mourns the death of Lois Fowler, a retired curling champion who rotted from Brandon, Manitoba. She died peacefully, after a prolonged illness due to ovarian cancer at 68, with her family around her on Thursday, September 28, 2023. Curling Canada declared the news of her demise on Friday
Who was Lois Fowler?
She was Born on January 18, 1955, and spent her early years on the farm going to school in Carroll and Souris before her family shifted to Brandon in 1968. Lois worked as a Banquet girl at the Prince Edward Hotel and later as a waitress at the Suburban Restaurant. She had a love marriage with Brian Fowler in 1972, and they had two children, Rhonda and Rob. She had always taught her kids about figure skating, hockey, baseball, and curling.
Lois fowler career
Lois Fowler was the most generous woman with the highest achievements throughout her career. She secured four times the Manitoba provincial championships. She was the third member of the Maureen Bonar rink when she started her career in 1993. Fowler’s team secured second place with an 8-3 record and emerged from the robin stage during the 1993 Scott Tournament of Hearts that was held in Brandon in her hometown
By 1996, Manitoba’s tournament journey had ended as the Fowler’s team faced disappointment in the tiebreaker against the Connie Laliberte rink. Despite a six-way tie for fourth place after the round-robin stage, Fowler acquired the role of lead stones thrower for the Bonar rink.
In 1998, she showed leadership qualities when she operated her rink at the Scott Tournament of Hearts. But her team missed the playoffs with a 4-7 record.
By 2004, her team conquered a 7-4 round-robin record by tying for fourth place with Saskatchewan’s Sherry Anderson rink.
Fowler continued to embark with his unbelievable performances and creative mindset, leading her to be the senior curling at 50. In 2009, she acquired the provincial older women’s title. She conquered her success again in 2013, featuring Wooley, Manning, and lead Joan Robertson. In 2013, Fowler’s team acquired a 7-4 round-robin record, tying for third place with Quebec’s Catherine Derick rink.
Her contribution to sports and dedication to his goals will always be remembered. Her team will continue her legacy through her guidance for the curling. The whole curling community and her family mourn the loss of this star icon.
The news of her death outpours the tributes on social media by admiring her leadership skills.
A tribute from the social media says,
Our entire team at Royal LePage Martin Liberty Realty is saddened to hear the news of the passing of Lois Fowler from Century 21 Westman Realty. Lois was a friend, competitor in sports, & a pleasure to do a real estate deal with, a true professional in our industry. She will always be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Our deepest condolences go out to the entire Fowler family & all her real estate colleagues at Century 21.