Howard Stockdale

June 30, 1936 - September 25, 2021

Funeral Details: A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date

Howard passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, after a short battle with cancer.  Survived by his wife of 63 years, Jane, his daughters Linda and Laura, sisters-in-law Audrey Stockdale, Willa Fitzpatrick (George) and brothers-in-law Thor Karlson and Paul Seymour (Jennie).   Will be dearly missed by his grandchildren Jessica, Wes, Melissa and Carter, great-grandchild child Chloe and many friends.  Predeceased by siblings Jean Karlson, Walter Stockdale and Mary Sandford.

Howard’s career at Kodak Canada spanned 35 years.  After retirement, he was able to focus on his first loves; being a sportsman, and wood carving.  Nothing gave Howard greater pleasure than introducing young people to his love for nature.  Fishing and hunting at Rabbit Lake and camping with family and friends at Cedar Lake were his greatest joys.  He’ll be remembered for his countless adventures, including trips to the Arctic and his love of harness racing.

A Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date to share memories of Howie.

For those who wish, donations may be made to Hospice Simcoe, or a charity of your choice.  Online condolences and memories may be shared through

Peaceful Transition Simcoe


6 Condolences
  • Barry Johnson
    Posted on: Sunday, October 3, 2021 Reply

    I knew Howard at Kodak. I spent many enjoyable times with him- golf, chatting, etc. Very personable, someone you enjoyed being with.

  • Carolyn Ellerton
    Posted on: Sunday, October 3, 2021 Reply

    “What we have once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us,”
    Helen Keller

    So many memories of Howard…an incredible, one of a kind man. I’ll always remember sneaking sips of his home made wine as a teen, him laughing at us when he found out, nature lessons, his huge smile…in his words, I think he was the “bees knees”.

    My deepest condolences to all the family.

  • Carlie Mattiuz
    Posted on: Sunday, October 3, 2021 Reply

    Very fond memories of our many family camping vacations at Cedar Lake and our trips to the east and west coast including an Alaskan Cruise. Imerio never stopped talking about the trips to the NWT and Arctic. Now the Moose Camp boys (Howie, Walter, Lenny, Eric and Imerio) are altogether doing what they loved the most-Fishing in Heaven. Rest In Peace, Howard. Carlie Mattiuz and family

  • Clare Robinson
    Posted on: Sunday, October 3, 2021 Reply

    I lived in Albion Gardens , and had the pleasure of knowing Howard as my Carving teacher as well as fishing buddy at rabbit lake. Howard was a very pleasant and kind person and he will be missed by his family and friends
    My condolences Clare Robinson.

  • Stu Goddard
    Posted on: Monday, October 4, 2021 Reply

    After spending 30 years of sports at Kodak with Howie then numerous fishing trips to Algonquin Park, we topped it off with three awesome trips to the Arctic. They were all unforgettable adventures. Marlene & I send our very best wishes to Jane & the family.

  • Mary
    Posted on: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 Reply

    Laura, my dear friend, through all our time together, I never knew our father’s had the same name, nothing like a Howard, my deepest condolences to you and family,

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