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Lowther, Patricia Louise (1935–1975)

Lowther, Patricia Louise (1935–1975)

Canadian poet. Name variations: Pat Lowther. Born Patricia Tinmuth, July 29, 1935, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; murdered Sept 24, 1975, in Vancouver; m. 2nd husband Roy Lowther (writer); children: 4, including Christina and Beth Lowther.

Lived life of poverty and hardship; published 4 collections of poetry: This Difficult Flowering (1968), The Age of the Bird (1972), Milk Stone (1974), and A Stone Diary (1977); served as co-chair of League of Canadian Poets (1974); suffered abuse from 2nd husband for many years then disappeared (Sept 1975); body found in Furry Creek (Oct 1975); husband was later convicted of her murder and sentenced to life imprisonment (1977), where he died (1985).

See also Keith Harrison, Furry Creek (Oolichan Books); film Water Marks (2002).

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