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William Alexander Howe

July 30, 1932 - August 20, 2013


It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our dear Husband, Dad, Brother and Grandpa, on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 at the Cranbrook Hospital.

Bill was born in Saskatoon, Sask. on July 30, 1932 to Henry and Violet Howe. He lived in various places in Sask. until he joined the Navy in 1950. He spent most of his Navy career as an Navigator's Yeoman on the Training Cruise Ship HMCS Ontario. He sailed to many parts of the world while serving in the Navy.

He was discharged in 1955, and moved to Kimberley where he spent the next 34 years with Cominco at the Sullivan Mine. He spent his leisure time in his workshop and tending to his gardens.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Betty, whom he married on September 12, l953, his Son Greg (Maureen) their son David of Quesnel, Son Robert (Danuta) of Aldergrove and their children, Cody, Christopher (Ashley) and Rebecca of Vanderhoof, Son David (Shannon), of Langley, daughter Diane (Berle) and sons Jacob and William of Cobble Hill, BC. He is also survived by his sisters Joan Case, Marlene Jolie, brothers John, Michael, Irwin and Chesley. and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Henry and Violet and his brother Dave.

Bill has requested no service be held. The family will hold a celebration of life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Bill's name to the B.C. Heart and Stroke foundation would be greatly appreciated.  Condolences may be left for the family at

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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Jon Bell & Melanie Koshlay
Relation: friend of family

Our sincere condolences to the entire Howe family. To Bob and Denuta, our thoughts are with you during this difficult time and we wish to extend our sympathies and hope to share memories with friends the next time you visit Kimberley. Take care.

From: Deborah Archibald Furlong
Relation: neighbour

Betty, Greg, Bob, Dave, Diane and family. I am so sorry to hear about Bill. I remember all of you fondly. Thinking of you during this time.
Deb Archibald Furlong – Sooke BC

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