It comes with heavy hearts and great sadness that the family of Fredric Howe, born November 26, 1936 in Saint John, New Brunswick, announce his peaceful passing at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie, Ontario on January 26, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.
Fred is survived by his daughter Kathie Howe-Allen of Barrie, Ontario; son Mark Howe of Barrie, Ontario; daughter Patricia Bools of Rockwood, Ontario; his last surviving sister Sandra (Loucks) of Grand Bay-Westfield, New Brunswick; his grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; his feline companions Patches, Monkey and Spider as well as several nieces and nephews.
He is pre-deceased by his parents, William Howe, Myrtle Best and step-mother Jen Howe; along with his wife Dorothy Howe, life partner Margaret Hand; his daughter Janice Aberdeen; brothers William (Buster); Wayne, Ronald; sisters Winnifred Rogers, Dorothy Buchnell, Ann Enman, Norma Wilson, Jean LeBreton and Betty Doyle.
Fred enjoyed camping with many fond memories at his trailer. He loved fishing and spending time with his grandchildren in which he adored and his beloved pets.
Although Fred lived in Ontario, his home of New Brunswick was in his heart. He proudly flew the NB flag always at his home.
Fred loved the Toronto Maple Leafs and was a huge baseball fan of his beloved Blue Jays. He loved his Tuesday night Bingo sessions with his family, playing TV Bingo and weekends playing Newfie Bingo. Fred would always be making someone laugh, he had the biggest of hearts and loved kidding around. Fred will greatly be missed and remembered by everyone that knew him. “How do you like me now” will always be his lasting life stamp.
A Celebration of Life in Fred’s memory will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 12-3pm at Burton United Church Hall, 37 Burton Ave. Barrie, Ontario (Essa/Burton). All are welcome.
Internment will take place at a later date in his home province of New Brunswick.
In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate any monetary gifts to help with cost of medical and funeral expenses. Monetary donations can be made through e-transfer to: Sue at (email@example.com). Please memo “For Fred” and password (lower-case) “gift”, or to Hospice Simcoe, 336 Penetanguishene Rd. Barrie, Ontario L4M 7C2, or to the charity of the Donors choice.