Daryl Edmund Lowry
Daryl Edmund Lowry peacefully passed away at home with his family by his side at 82 years of age. He was the second son born to Hazen Lowry and Geraldine Forgrave Lowry of Sawyerville, Quebec, Canada on December 6, 1933.
He is survived by Liz, his loving wife of 62 years, daughters; Sheryl & Randy Thurber, Phyllis & John Bull, son, Bruce Lowry and daughter in law Patty (wife of H. Ross), foster son Kim Schroeder, Daryl’s sisters, Dawn & Andy Theoret, Jill Lowry & GermainÂ Boutin and brother Brian Lowry, 12 very helpful and caring grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter Deborah Lynne, sons Lawrence Daryl and Hazen Ross, brothers Hazen Duane and Peter Terrance, sister-in-law Marilyn Lowry and parents Hazen and Geraldine Lowry.
Daryl grew up working on the family farm in Sawyerville, Quebec, Canada, He attended MacDonald College, Castleton State College and the University of Vermont. Farming was an important part of his life and he assisted farmers as Supervisor of the Rural and Farm Family Vocational Program for 27 years where he organized a nationwide Agrability program. He also received a plaque for one of the best extension programs in the thirteen northeast states. As Master of the Vermont State Grange, under the auspices of Senator Patrick Leahy, he testified for farmers to the Agriculture Committee in Washington, D.C. He served on the National Grange Executive Committee for four years.
In his book, Once upon a Farm, he emphasized the need for young people to realize the important lessons that come from living on a farm. They are an important part of family endeavors that teach them to be contributors in their respective communities and hoped that there would continue to be a future for farming.
Special thanks for Home Health nurses, Kim Norton and Val Doria for taking him on yearly fishing excursions and for Lana Delorme for care above and beyond the call of duty and to grandchildren Shannon and Shawn for their loving care in assisting him in his illness.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, April 18th at the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 19th at Vergennes United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Vermont State Grange Center in care of Ruth Hovey Sicely, 270 Eagle Ledge Road, Worchester, Vermont 05682, or Addison County Home Health & Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753.