It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Bill Howard, in his 95th year.
Bill grew up in London, Ontario with his loving father Edward and mother Isabella. He was always helping the family make ends meet and had many odd jobs from milking cows to selling gladiolas door to door. He moved to Toronto in his early twenties where he met Margaret Hope Seddon. They married in 1948. Hope passed away in 1987. Bill had a long and distinguished career starting as a tool and die maker and eventually rising to a Program Director and Developer for the Ontario Ministry of Skills Development. After mandatory retirement in 1991, Bill provided technical consulting services overseas in Palestine, Antigua, Zimbabwe, Hong Kong, Philippines and Sudan. He even turned his attention to acting and appeared in a number of television, film and stage productions. He could always be found with a camera in his possession and provided many families and organizations with beautiful photographs. He was a member of the Faustina Club since 1961, serving as president, photographer and coach. Bill will be remembered for his smile, humour, kind nature and generosity.
Bill will be deeply missed by son Wayne (Julie), daughter Barbara, son Gregory (Danielle); grandchildren Andrea, Cyrus (Cher), Lindsay, Maiha Boal (Michael), Patrick Russell and Daniel Tovey (Clare); great grandchildren Sarah, Kate, Emma, Ava, Kye, Andrew, Annabelle, Nathaniel, Sabrina and Julia; his many nieces and nephews; and his many many friends. Bill will be deeply missed by his sister Sharon Johnson (Jack), He was predeceased by his brother Edward (Teddy).
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Peel Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St. (Hwy 10, N. of Q.E.W.) on Friday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 11 a.m.
If desired, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.