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Sharon Jean Loewen

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Sharon grew up with 4 younger siblings on a dairy farm in Matsqui Prairie, B.C. She attended Matsqui Elementary school and Abbotsford Junior and Senior. In Grades 11 and 12, she eagerly embraced the new option of a secretarial program, including typing, business machines, business communications, and bookkeeping. Sharon committed her life to the Lord as a teen, and in 1964, was baptized with a group of young people that included her future husband. After graduating in 1967, she married Ben Loewen at Matsqui MB Church. Ben bought 8.8 acres on Hallert Road in Matsqui and raised cattle. Over the next 5 years, she gave birth to their 4 children. Sharon’s secretarial training prepared her to set up Ben’s excavating business in 1968. She supplemented her training with Accounting I at Fraser Valley College in 1976. Wanting to teach their children responsibility through daily chores, Ben and Sharon bought a layer farm in Bradner in 1978. They relocated to Smith Avenue in 2015 and started a gravel pit business. Sharon continued to manage the farms and business right up to her passing. Ben and Sharon shared their passion of music through Valley Festival Singers and church choirs. Sharon enjoyed many friendships as part of the ladies singing group Wayfayers. Even during her last weeks, she would ask to be led to the piano and she would play worship songs. She joined Bible Study Fellowship in 1984 and dedicated herself to studying God’s Word, completing the 5-year course twice and leading for 4 years. Sharon felt called to be a light and extend God’s love by sharing the gospel and spending quality time nurturing relationships. Sharon and Ben attended Ross Road Church until 2017, when they were drawn to Clearbrook MB Church. They were excited to join the music ministry and make new friends. Sharon believed that death cannot separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:38).

  • Birth: February 19, 1949
  • Birthplace:
    Abbotsford, B.C.
  • Death: June 27, 2022
  • Parents:
    Peter & Stella Reimer
  • Married:
    Ben Loewen, July 21, 1967 [d. Jan. 10, 2022]
  • Family:
    children Bernie, Rachelle (Karl) Dyck, Darren (Elissa), Trevor (Lisa); 13 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren
  • Church:
    Clearbrook, Abbotsford, B.C.