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Thomas Victor Howard
Saturday, August 26, 2017
at age
70
VISITATION

Thursday, August 31st, from 5-7p.m.

Innisfil Funeral Home
SERVICE

7:00p.m. on Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Innisfil Funeral Home

CREMATION

Innisvale Crematorium

ANNOUNCEMENT

There will be a reception following the service.

VIEW THE OBITUARY/DEATH NOTICE

HOWARD, Thomas Victor - Tom passed away in his 71st year with family by his side on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Owen Hill Community Care Centre, Barrie, as a result of complications from Lewy Body Disease. Tom is predeceased by his parents Grace and Victor Howard, and by his in-laws, Gladys and Earl Smith. Beloved husband of Joanne Howard (nee Smith). Loving brother to Bill Howard, Betty Gregory (Tom), Shirly King (Roy), and Doug Howard. Amazing father to Erin Howard and Ted Howard (Jenny). Cherished “Catbar” to his first grandson and number one fan Tyler Lange., and loving grandfather to Leila and Keenan Howard. Also loved by his nieces and nephews, Howie Howard, Monica Attwood, Matt Tremblay, Kristine Cameron and Lisa Lamarche, Jonathan and Sarah King, and Travis, Kyle and Nolan Howard. Tom was raised in Grenfel and was a longtime resident of Innisfil, who will be missed and remembered by all who knew him. He spent many years on the Barrie Fair Board of Directors, including years as President and Vice President. Tom was a lifelong sheep farmer, National Champion Sheep Shearer and part of the Simcoe County Sheep Association and Ontario Pork Producers. He was also a Volunteer Fire Fighter in Springwater. Tom worked for Henry Farms for approximately 17 years until the disease forced him to stop. From there, he worked at fighting the debilitating, fast-moving disease. Cremation has taken place. Friends may call at the INNISFIL FUNERAL HOME, 7910 Yonge Street (Stroud) on Thursday from 5 p.m. until the time of memorial service at 7 p.m.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Own Hill Community Care Centre.

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VIEW OR LEAVE A MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE FOR THE FAMILY

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Such a wonderful man, a wealth of knowledge on farming. We so enjoyed our chats with Tom about his sheep and farm life. We will miss you.
By Jim and Corry C...

Our thought and prayers are with the Howard family in the loss of a husband, father and uncle.
By Robert & Rose S...

Dear Shirley and Betty and family, my heart goes out to you on the loss of your brother.
By Kristine King

Joanne and Family I am very sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Tom's smile as it was always present; having grown up across the road from the Howard family in Grenfel.
By Brenda Quinlan ...

Our condolences to Shirley King, her family and the Howard family. Wish we could attend but please know that Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
By Linda and Joe Winson

Dear Shirley, My heartfelt condolences and blessings to you and your family. Tom was given a heavy load to carry, but it sounds like he did it with great courage. This is an trustworthy testament to who he was, and I hope memories of his true self over his 70 years will bring the family to a place of laughter and peace.
By Patricia James

So sorry to hear the news about Tom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
By Don & Sandi Ford

We want to wish everyone in the Howard Family our sincere condolences with the loss of Tom. Tom was a great person and gave us so many memories. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all, during this difficult time. Sending hugs.
By Dodie & Kim Taylor

Our deepest condolences to Joanne, Erin, Ted and family. We have many fond memories of Tom, he was such a kind, gentle person with an amazing smile. May you find comfort from the family and friends that gather with you today to remember him.
By Paul & Jill Langford

Joanne and family We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Tom Our thoughts and prayers are with you all May you find some peace and comfort in the wonderful memories you all share of his extraordinary life
By Jean and Phil Hendry

I'm so sorry for your loss Betty and Shirley. My heart is with you at this difficult time.
By Laurel Rooney

Joanne, Erin and Ted, please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your sole mate and dear father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
By The Powers Fami...

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