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Brian Loewen


Was an indomitable spirit to many of us. While his all too short life of 37 years took him in many directions and to many places, in all of them he shared with us that which made him stand out: a big heart. Brian was a husband, son, brother, uncle and friend to many. He carried gentle eyes and a deep smile to every thing he did. He had a gentle talent in every thing he tried and and yet was deeply carried by a grace and humbleness that led him to express surprise when he yet again encountered success. Not so long ago, Brian began to spend more time writing poetry and fiction, the results of which moved us all deeply. Only one week before contracting the pneumonia that stole him from us, his poem to his sweetheart at the altar moved the wedding party to tears. Weeks later a short story of his was published in The Stork, a publication of Emerson College where he had returned to study in the last year. While Brians' greatest gift to all of us was his huge heart, and in particular his deep love for Lori Beth that inspired him to tell her he would follow her anywhere she wanted to go, he will be remembered for so much more. His unending love for the San Francisco Giants was only matched by his enamor for deep and stimulating conversation. His passion for giving everyone he encountered his best self in almost every moment still leaves us in awe. You could feel him enter a room as his giant kindness filled it. Brian is especially remembered by his wife, Lori Beth Way, their beloved dog Chili, his parents Elaine and Chris Everett and Tom and Cate Loewen, his sisters Heather Johanson, Amy Taylor, Melisa Smasai and Marsha Sernandez, his nieces Emma Taylor , Julie Ann Taylor and Nicole Taylor, his nephews Deven Johanson, Drew Smasai and several communities of friends in Boston and the California cities of Chico, Woodland and Roseville. A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00pm this Monday, February 17th at Mann - Rodgers & Commonwealth of 44 Perkins St in Jamaica Plain. ( the nearest intersection is South Huntington) In lieu flowers, Lori Beths' friends request memorial donations be made to: brian-loewne-memorial-fund

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