Obituary Notice — John Howe

John Howe1947 - 2012
John Howe
1947 – 2012

Mr. Johnney Walter (John) Howe passed away at his residence in Oyama, B.C. on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at the age of 65 years.

A Celebration of Life service will be held from the Revelstoke United Church on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 1 pm.  Cremation with interment of the cremated remains will follow at a later date in the family plot at Trail, B.C.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1633 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 1P6 or to the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation, 938 – 28th Avenue West, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 4H4, in memory of John.

John was born in Camrose, Alberta on April 4, 1947, and had been a resident of Revelstoke since 1971.  He recently moved to Oyama in June of this year.

John loved his work and will be well remembered as the owner/operator of Excel Van and Storage for many years.  He enjoyed puttering on his old truck and if he started something he wanted to finish it.  He loved to joke and was fond of sharing the odd wisecrack.  John’s true passion in life was his family and his children and grandchildren were very special to him.

John was predeceased by his parents, an infant son, Daniel, brothers Walter and Charlie Howe, nephews Sam Howe in 1986 and Brian Howe in 1991, son-in-law, Norman Brettermayer in 2005 and his beloved wife, Marie in 2009.  John is survived by his friend and companion, Rosie Ross of Oyama; two children: Susan (Corey) Bourke and Jay (Tara) Howe all of Port Alberni; eight grandchildren: Samantha of Port Alberni, Josh of Revelstoke, Chad of Port Alberni, Kyra of Revelstoke, Aidan of Revelstoke, Shaunine, William and Payton-Piper all of Port Alberni; siblings: Sam (Faye) Howe of Revelstoke, Myrtle Nichol of Revelstoke, Tommy Howe of Camrose, AB., Margaret (Allan) Wilson of Dixon, Alberta and Freddie (Carol) Howe of Ferintosh, Alberta as well as numerous nieces and nephews and many good friends.

Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting John’s obituary notice at

Arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.