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Jesse Barkman Loewen

July 18, 1931 - December 27, 2020

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It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our Dad,
Jesse. He was a Husband, Dad, Papa, Great Papa, brother
and friend. He passed away in the Abbotsford Hospital on
December 27th 2020 in his 89th year.
Dad was born on the family farm in Swalwell, Alberta. He
grew up as the oldest of 5 boys and one girl. Typical family
life on the farm was enjoyed by all together.
Dad married Laura Esau on March 30th, 1952 which actually
started a trend of brothers marrying into the Esau family as
the next 3 brothers after Dad all followed Dad’s lead and
married Laura’s sisters! Jesse and Laura adopted Kevin and
his younger sister Debbie in the early sixties. Later they also
opened their home to a foster daughter, Frieda.
In his early years Dad gave his life to Christ at a Rudy
Boschman crusade. He struggled at times like all of us but
was at peace in his later years.
Kevin and Debbie were always grateful that their dad and
mom did not fight in front of their children; but after
continued struggles in their marriage, Jesse and Laura
separated in the late 1980’s.
Jesse and Diana Fisher spent many years together. They
spent some of that time trucking all over the country. They
were married in 2009. Jesse became close with many of
Diana’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren and they will
miss him.
Jesse was a very hard worker, involved in many different
trucking ventures. He did this for well over 50 years. We
remember many stories he told about his different
adventures in trucking.
Dad finally quit the trucking racket just shy of 80. But the
stories lived on and we did hear some of them more than
once!!! He spent many hours at coffee shops (namely Tony’s
and Tim Hortons) telling some of those stories or talking
about the government or ………..!! We are very thankful to
his many coffee shop friends (especially Sig Kettler) for
listening to all those stories and keeping Jesse looking
forward to those times together.
He will be greatly missed by his family, wife, Diana Loewen,
Son, Kevin (Valerie) Loewen, daughter, Debbie (Dave)
Klassen, foster daughter Frieda (Ken) Pike, Step-children,
Kathe (Kevin) Darby, Chris Pearase, Mike Fisher, Lesley
Fisher and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He
will also be remembered by his brothers, Ron (Norma)
Loewen, Vern (Deanna) Loewen, Bob (Edith) Loewen, and
Sister Eileen (Harvey) Toews. Brothers in-law, Harold Esau,
Allan (Marlyne) Esau, Fred (Bernice) Esau. Sisters in-law,
Edna Loewen, Alice Esau, Lorraine Esau, Wilma Esau,
Joanne Esau. Predeceased by brother Leonard Loewen,
brothers in-law, Harvey Esau, Don Esau, Lewis Esau and
Elmer Esau who died shortly after Jesse.

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From: Debbie Cameron
Relation: Kevin Loewen's sister in law.

My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family.

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