Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.7 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
What's Hot!!
Mr. PianoWorld - the full interview
-------------------
European Tour for Piano Lovers
JOIN US FOR THE TOUR!
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
Find a Professional
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Advertise on Piano World

(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2018
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


Who's Online Now
75 registered members (AprilE, Beowulf, Agent88, Anticlock, brooster, 21 invisible), 1,222 guests, and 3 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Toronto dealer Robert Lowrey, rest in peace #2703858
01/11/18 02:17 AM
01/11/18 02:17 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,181
Toronto, Ontario
P
Peter K. Mose Offline OP
2000 Post Club Member
Peter K. Mose  Offline OP
2000 Post Club Member
P

Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,181
Toronto, Ontario
It is still oddly secret, but now becoming a more open secret. Prominent Toronto piano retailer Robert Lowrey died suddenly at home in his sleep over the Christmas holidays. No funeral, no obituary, no public mention at all. No mention on his extensive website, which celebrates his 40 years in business. If you scroll down enough to the "Appraisals" section below, you will see him with his typical shy, wry smile, and wearing a shop apron:

http://www.pianoexperts.com/our-famous-piano-workshops/

What I can tell you all is that Mr. Lowrey was kind, honorable, knowledgeable, and self-effacing, as admirable a piano retailer as I could imagine. Moreover, he surrounded himself with equally kind and honest staff, many of whom have been part of his team for many years. This was not happenstance, such staff loyalty and kindness. It speaks to him.

He sold fabulous pianos - Boesendorfers, Schimmels, Estonias, and more affordable acoustic brands, Yamaha and Roland hybrids and digitals, etc. His store is a handsome, large keyboard emporium, with several salons; there is a full rebuilding department as well.

Many of us are in shock at the news of this sweet man's passing (I believe he was only in his mid 60s). I hope Robert Lowrey knew he was appreciated, even as the piano trade struggles.

(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
Re: Toronto dealer Robert Lowrey, rest in peace [Re: Peter K. Mose] #2703887
01/11/18 05:58 AM
01/11/18 05:58 AM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 743
Zichron Yaacov, Israel
S
Steve Jackson Offline
500 Post Club Member
Steve Jackson  Offline
500 Post Club Member
S

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 743
Zichron Yaacov, Israel
All you said and more about Rob.

Re: Toronto dealer Robert Lowrey, rest in peace [Re: Peter K. Mose] #2704145
01/12/18 01:18 AM
01/12/18 01:18 AM
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 11,111
Philadelphia/South Jersey
Rich Galassini Offline
Platinum Subscriber
Rich Galassini  Offline
Platinum Subscriber

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 11,111
Philadelphia/South Jersey
Rob was always a true gentleman.

I enjoyed getting to know him and enjoyed speaking to him every so often as well. He was a huge baseball fan and we had planned on getting together to see The Phillies here in Philadelphia.

I will miss his kind way and honest concern.

God bless you Rob.


Rich Galassini
Cunningham Piano Co.
Phila, Pa.
(215) 991-0834 direct line
rich@cunninghampiano.com
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for great content every week:
https://www.youtube.com/user/CunninghamPiano
Re: Toronto dealer Robert Lowrey, rest in peace [Re: Peter K. Mose] #2704718
01/14/18 01:44 AM
01/14/18 01:44 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,181
Toronto, Ontario
P
Peter K. Mose Offline OP
2000 Post Club Member
Peter K. Mose  Offline OP
2000 Post Club Member
P

Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,181
Toronto, Ontario
A lovely obituary has now appeared in the Toronto Star:
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?pid=187833341

A gentle man indeed, as Rich and Steve have said.

Last edited by Peter K. Mose; 01/14/18 10:40 AM.
(ad ) MusicNotes.com
sheet music search
Re: Toronto dealer Robert Lowrey, rest in peace [Re: Peter K. Mose] #2704877
01/14/18 04:14 PM
01/14/18 04:14 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,181
Toronto, Ontario
P
Peter K. Mose Offline OP
2000 Post Club Member
Peter K. Mose  Offline OP
2000 Post Club Member
P

Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,181
Toronto, Ontario
(He proved to be a bit older than many of us surmised, but very boyish.)

Re: Toronto dealer Robert Lowrey, rest in peace [Re: Peter K. Mose] #2704923
01/14/18 07:13 PM
01/14/18 07:13 PM
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 15,395
Surrey, B.C.
Norbert Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Norbert  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 15,395
Surrey, B.C.
Robert was a fine man and true gentleman!
RIP - you've served the industry with honor!
Condolences to the whole family!
Norbert


www.heritagepianos.com
Greater Vancouver B.C. piano dealers for : Estonia, Brodmann, Ritmuller
604-951-8642

Moderated by  Ken Knapp, Piano World 

(ad)
Sweetwater - Keyboards
Sweetwater
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Whaletone
by Tyrone Slothrop. 10/23/18 12:36 AM
What do you use to hold loose sheet music up?
by Tyrone Slothrop. 10/23/18 12:22 AM
Bechstein A190
by Bingo55. 10/22/18 11:32 PM
Key Action Roland FP-30 vs Kawai es110
by donfelipes. 10/22/18 10:57 PM
Sound Magic's pianos
by angmyu. 10/22/18 10:28 PM
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq Petrof
Forum Statistics
Forums40
Topics187,944
Posts2,754,831
Members91,316
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Please Support Our Advertisers
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver

Sweetwater

PianoTeq Petrof
Piano Buyer Spring 2018
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2018 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.2