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As a painter I am by no means of the same calibre as Craig Lowe…

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Craig Lowe was only 42 when he died while scuba diving off the coast of Cape Breton just over 2 months ago. The Holmes Group has set up a Trust Fund to accumulate some funding for his four daughters.

It’s 2 months (tomorrow) since Craig Lowe’s funeral. Craig, who was well known as “Mike Holmes’ painter,” died Aug. 2 while scuba diving off the coast of Cape Breton. Here at the magazine, we were privileged to meet Craig on several occasions as we covered some of the projects he was doing with the Holmes Group. Tributes to Craig, who was only 42 and who is survived by his wife and 4 children, continue to be posted on our site.  Here’s the latest from Orillia contractor Steve Hughes…  (If you’d like to help the family, see the Craig Lowe Trust Fund information after the post.)

“Hi, my name is Steve Hughes. I’m a contractor in the Orillia and surrounding area. I had just finished watching Holmes on Homes and unfortunately at the end of the program learned that Craig Lowe had passed away.

I watch the program regularly as it helps me to become a better contractor. Quality, professionalism and pride are often hard to find in this business. it’s always refreshing to know there are other like-minded individuals that feel the same way as I do…

I’m by no means of the same calibre as Craig was, but I always aim for the highest in quality when it comes to my work. Craig has given many tips on the program over the years which I always place in my tool bag and refer to when needed. My condolences and thoughts are with his family, colleagues & friends.”



The Holmes Group has set up a trust account for Craig’s four daughters. All funds will be used to support their future. Deposits can be made directly at any TD Canada Trust branch, to Account #231 6341522 for “In Trust for John Craig Lowe.”

Alternatively, cheques can be made payable to “In Trust for John Craig Lowe” and sent to:

In Trust for John Craig Lowe

P.O. Box 40581, Six Points Plaza, 5230 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke, ON M9B 6K8




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