Rest in Peace James Sanderson Lowe, known to all as Jim, Dad and Grandpa - 23/11/1933 - 28/6/2014.
We miss him so very much, Jim Lowe was Camel Treks Australia's guiding light, a down-to-earth practical man with a multitude of skills and a wealth of horse, donkey and camel experience spanning over 60 years. Wagons, desert trekking, carnivals & weddings, movies, commercials and a camel beach rides business for over 30 years. Jim walked thousands of kilometres with camels, across the Nullabor Plain and Lake Eyre to south of Adelaide. He has led camels and driven teams of donkeys & horses in parades and festivals.
Jim's patience and skill allowed him to create everything required to complete the task, animal training, building saddles, wagons, harnesses, halters, packs & ropes. In his younger days, a professional rodeo & buck jump rider, Jim abounded with stories of fun, joy, challenges and how to make the most out of life. A quietly spoken man, Jim never boasted of his achievements. But those of us who were prepared to sit quietly and listen carefully, were rewarded with tales of his exploits and adventures, told with humour and a self-effacing humility. We loved Jim as a father, grandpa and wise mentor. Camel Treks Australia will aim high to uphold all that we have learnt and feel blessed among the many who knew this gentle soul.
"Jim you taught me about the true value of time, and life as we boiled the billy and sipped tea together around the campfire ... I wasn't ready for you to go, in truth I was never going to be ... love you in my heart till it no longer beats and we meet again." Karen