HOWARD, Fay Olwen (nee Smith)
December 30, 2023

It is with profound sadness that we announce that on the morning of December 30, 2023, Mrs. Fay Olwen Howard (nee Smith), originally of Jamaica, West Indies and recently of Candiac, Quebec, passed away peacefully in hospital after a long and courageous battle with illness.

Fay is survived by her beloved husband of almost 60 years, Arthur Earle; her adoring children Philip (Haden), David (Sophia), and Adam (Cheryl); sister and best friend, Hilma (Ian); loving grandchildren Adrian (Dian), Aleah, and Lauren; stepson Jerry; brothers and sisters-in law, cousins, nieces and nephews, and many friends.

Fay was predeceased by her parents, Kenneth and Hyacinth Smith; her grandson, Asher; and her niece, Debra.

Fay received a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and a postgraduate Diploma in Education from the University of the West Indies, Mona. Following her retirement, she earned a Bachelor of Theology from Christian Life School of Theology and a Master of Divinity from Central Christian University.  She passed on her appreciation for educational excellence to those in her family and beyond.  Fay worked for many years as an influential teacher in Brown’s Town, Jamaica.  She took pride in her ability to make learning fun and engaging, and is remembered fondly by a host of her former students—many of whom have kept in touch.  Fay also served as principal of St Hilda’s Diocesan High School for many years.  While there, she was particularly proud of having initiated and overseen a project to construct an assembly hall which would better accommodate major school events.

Fay was a powerful woman of God and an ordained teacher at Fellowship Tabernacle in Mandeville, Jamaica.  In this role, she mentored both youth and adults in the faith, and has left an indelible impact upon those who have been touched by her ministry.

In her spare time, Fay had several hobbies. She was an avid gardener, overseeing the landscaping of her home in Discovery Bay.  She was also a prodigious reader, a skilled author, a sports aficionado, and in her younger years, a talented pianist. These pursuits brought her great joy, especially when shared with others.

Fay was a beloved wife, doting mother, and deeply devoted grandmother.  Her husband, Earle, considered her his treasure in earthen vessel.  Her sons were her greatest pride and joy. She had a close and unique relationship with each of them.  As different as her sons are, she was to each of them exactly who they needed her to be, capably offering each of them the freedom to become the best versions of themselves.  Her sons are indebted to her for the sacrifices of time, attention, finance, advice, and prayer that she willingly lavished upon them.

Her grandchildren adored her and each built a strong connection with her.  She happily played the roles of babysitter, playmate, elocutionist, tutor, confidante, and advisor as they grew up.

The family would like to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers during this time of grief.

Visitation will take place at Voluntas Funeral Home, 4695 Boul. St-Jean, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC, H9H 2A7, on Friday January 12, 2024, from 5-8 p.m., and on Saturday January 13, 2024 from 9:30-10 a.m. at International Church, 335 Rue de Springfield, Greenfield Park, QC J4V 1X7.  The celebration of life service will take place on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at 10 a.m. at International Church. The Celebration of life service will be livestreamed at this link.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Red Blood Cell Disorders Clinic, through UHN Foundation would be appreciated by the family. This is a cause that was dear to Fay’s heart. Please visit the donation page or call 416-603-5300.

“… and God Himself will be with them as their God.  He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death, or mourning, or crying or pain, for the former things have passed away.” And the One seated on the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’”  Revelation 12:3-5.

Visitation

Voluntas Funeral Home

4695 St-Jean Blvd., Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9H 2A7

Friday, January 12, 2024, 5-8 p.m.

Celebration of life service

International Church

335 Rue de Springfield, Greenfield Park, QC J4V 1X7

Saturday, January 13, 2024, 10 a.m.

65 responses

  1. Maria Howard

    January 5, 2024 at 11:22 am

    To my beloved, beautiful Auntie Faye, to know you was to love you. I was sad I didn’t have the opportunity to spend more time with you; however, the memories of you coming to visit and stay with us, those amazing hugs and the love you always showed to us will be embroidered in my heart forever. Sending hugs and kisses to heaven with you. Please pass one on to Mommy and Daddy, Grandma, Lennox and I
    will continue to love on the family you blessed me with until we can all be reunited one day. ❤️

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  2. Beverly Benbow

    January 5, 2024 at 11:31 am

    My deepest condolences to the Howard family. Praying for strength and comfort in this sad time. So sorry for your loss.

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  3. Laurenza Cacciatore

    January 5, 2024 at 11:43 am

    Hello Phillip and Haden and family. It is with great sadness that I hear of your dear mom’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences for your great loss. I pray that God’s comfort and peace strengthen you during this difficult time.

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  4. Nadine Pitter

    January 5, 2024 at 11:44 am

    My thoughts and my prayers are with the family in this time of loss. May the peace of God which transcends all understanding, guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7).

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  5. Sharon

    January 5, 2024 at 12:41 pm

    Rest in eternal peace and to the family God be with all.

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  6. Jackie Bertram

    January 5, 2024 at 1:01 pm

    My condolences Earl Phillip David and Adam .althogh we did not keep in touch you were always remembered

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  7. Arna J Brown Morgan

    January 5, 2024 at 1:12 pm

    Mrs Fay Howard will always be remembered with great love and appreciation. She was the best of the best as a teacher and inspired her students to be their best and strongest selves. Her beauty , elegance and charm, that smile of sympathy and understanding added much encouragement a young, shy, boarding student at Servite Convent . She has never been forgotten and will always stand as that lighthouse, showing the way and giving guidance. She will always be missed. She was always a friend. May her soul rest in peace.
    May her beautiful soul rest in peace.

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  8. Richard "Gregory" Thompson

    January 5, 2024 at 1:25 pm

    My sincere condolences to the Howard Family on the passing of Mrs Howard. I wish you all strength as you grieve. Every moment in her presence was joyful as she was always wearing a smile. A very witty, kind and hospitable woman she was, and always made you feel welcome every time you met her. Heaven has certainty gained an ángel. May she Rest in Eternal Peace!

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  9. Dr. Anita Brown-Johnson

    January 5, 2024 at 2:01 pm

    May each member of the Howard family be comforted by the unique, treasured memories of Mrs. Howard’s inspiring example of a life well lived, and by the assurances provided by her strong faith and angelic contributions in this fragile space called Earth. Even during this difficult time of mourning, may you find some solace in celebrating the wonderful gift and privilege of having shared her presence during her time in this realm. With deepest condolences to you all.

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  10. Andrea Graveney-Saunders

    January 5, 2024 at 2:35 pm

    Fay and I shared many laughs. Her sense of humour was special as her laughter came from her heart. Condolences to the Howard family and I pray you will find peace.

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  11. Yolande Brown Chan

    January 5, 2024 at 3:31 pm

    Fay Howard will always be remembered for her excellence, along with so many members of her family. For example, her father Ken Smith remains a Jamaican icon. We feel sadness that she is with us no more but joy that we were privileged to know her.

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  12. Angelito Suarez

    January 5, 2024 at 4:19 pm

    Our deep condolences to bro Phil Howard and to the whole family. We prayed for your mom’s healing every Home Friendship Group we held while she was in the hospital, through the request of sis Thornhil. May the Lord Jesus Christ’s comforting power be with you all.

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  13. Elaine Wilson

    January 5, 2024 at 4:20 pm

    Fay was a valuable asset to Fellowship tabernacle Mandeville, she so loved the Lord that even when not totally over an episode of illness she would got to church on Sundays , teach Bible study and on occasions preach a sound sermon without letting on that she was in pain! Fay gave wise counsel to young and old alike and as such was well respected loved and appreciated.
    Fay and I would swap gardening tips and she would often speak with longing of her beautiful lawns and gardens she left behind in Discovery Bay when she and Earle moved to Mandeville and took great pride in creating a beautiful garden in Mandeville home .
    I will miss our long conversations as I always learnt something new from this most brilliant caring woman. Fay was nicknamed Howard University by one of our church brothers because of how knowledgeable she was; my husband Quince said “rightly so” .
    While we mourn our loss, Heaven has gained a treasure.
    May the family and friends find comfort and peace in the Lord

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  14. Lucienne

    January 5, 2024 at 4:48 pm

    Une femme forte et inspirante telle est limage que je garderai toujour de soeur Fay
    Elle laisse une place que seule Dieu peut combler. Puisse l’Etenel consoler fr Earle fr Phill ainsi que toute la famille physique et dans le Seigneur. Soyons fortifiés dans l’amour divin.

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  15. Sonia Anderson

    January 5, 2024 at 5:57 pm

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs Fay Howard. May her dear husband Earle and family be comforted by the cherished memories of her. May her soul rest in peace. Blessings and love!❤️

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    • Earle Howard

      January 11, 2024 at 1:13 am

      Thanks so much, Sonia. How are you and Nob doing?

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      • Sonia Anderson

        January 11, 2024 at 9:39 pm

        So sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs Fay Howard. May her dear husband Earle and family be comforted by the cherished memories of her. May her soul rest in peace. Blessings and love!❤️

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  16. Georgie Kennedy

    January 5, 2024 at 6:46 pm

    To all of Fay’s family and friends, may you feel great comfort from the love you shared with her. This obituary is a glowing tribute to her kind brilliance. I was a young teacher at York Castle in 1972-74 who admired her confidence and her sense of dignity. She gave so much to so many.

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  17. Martel Davis

    January 5, 2024 at 7:21 pm

    My deepest condolence to Mr. Howard and his family. We pray for strength during this difficult. The loss of Fay is very hard. She was a lovely person. But we trust God and seek his strength and wisdom to guide us.

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  18. The Safar Family

    January 5, 2024 at 7:21 pm

    Our deepest condolences on the passing of your dear mother. The Safar family shares in your grief and wishes you strength during this difficult time. May her memory be a guiding light, bringing comfort and solace.

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  19. Sylvia Sabet & family

    January 5, 2024 at 8:23 pm

    Dear Philip and Haden,

    “We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family.” “Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sorrowful time.”

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  20. Annette M Gilzene

    January 5, 2024 at 8:47 pm

    My sincere condolences to Mrs. Howard’s family. She was indeed an educator extraordinaire and a caring woman of God.

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  21. Suzanne Ritchie Brown

    January 6, 2024 at 6:58 am

    I extend my deepest condolences on the loss of Faye Howard,.
    May you find comfort in cherished memories during this difficult time.

    Sincerely,

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  22. Winsome Haynes

    January 6, 2024 at 9:30 am

    My condolences to Elder Howard and family, Sis Faye was a beam of light, so elegant, I know she is with the Lord, knowing this we can rejoice with the angels.

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  23. Annette Brown

    January 6, 2024 at 10:04 am

    My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family. Mrs. Howard will always be lovingly remembered by me. She was a phenomenal woman ,a woman of grace, poise, and elegance who was very inspirational in my life when she was my boss at St. Hildas High School. I know she is resting in peace.

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  24. David Abrikian

    January 6, 2024 at 10:12 am

    So sorry to hear. Condolences to Earle and the entire Howard family. I remember doing the Did Ed at UWI with Faye way back in the 70s. May you all find help and comfort from memories of her and from above

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    • Earle Howard

      January 11, 2024 at 1:16 am

      Thanks so much, David.

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  25. Launa Henry

    January 6, 2024 at 10:56 am

    My deepest sympathies to Mr. Howard, her sons and her family on the loss of an awesome role model , visionary and leader who had a power of presence and poise. Her love and fear for God was exemplary. We worked together at St. Hilda’s as my boss . The counsel, prayers and life long skills taught to us in the office will be long remembered. May her sweet soul Rest in Peace and Light Perpetual shine on her.

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    • Annette Brown

      January 6, 2024 at 1:31 pm

      Yes, Launa, she was indeed all you said and more. How can we ever forget her!!

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    • Chastela Brown

      January 6, 2024 at 2:49 pm

      Sincere condolences to Brother Earl and family. May the Lord continue to comfort and strengthen you as you mourn the loss of our dearly beloved sister Fay.
      Sister Fay was a loving and caring person. I am glad to have been touched by her life. She certainly loved the Lord. Will be missed by Cass, Angie and family.

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  26. Susan Knight

    January 6, 2024 at 1:58 pm

    Mrs Howard, as we knew her at Servite Convent, was to us an inspirational teacher, a role model and mentor, a style icon to us teenage girls, and one of the nicest woman one could meet. All my life I have thought of her often and still laugh over some of her comments. She had a wonderful sense of humour. I think we were all blessed to have had her in our lives.

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    • Margaret

      January 12, 2024 at 10:33 pm

      I totally agree

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  27. Marjporie Holding Cobham

    January 7, 2024 at 12:31 pm

    Fay Smith, as she was first known to us at St. Andrew High School, was always “the lady”, bright and friendly. I remember her early days with Earl, the perfect couple if ever there was one
    Humility and kindness were two of her characteristics and as a group her example was easily followed. We could all enjoy a good joke but school work was taken seriously.

    We lost physical touch after school but I heard about her progress over time. Her reputation as an headmistress was one to be emulated and she gladly agreed to take my daughter as a pupil when I thought she could help.
    I never met her children but i know that the bonds were tight.
    Earl, “little sister” Hilma and respective families, I grieve with you all but we know that Fay is at peace, resting in the arms of the Lord

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  28. Sister Susie Bryan & Family

    January 8, 2024 at 1:24 pm

    My deepest sympathy for your loss at this time. Sending our love and prayers.

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  29. Lorraine Prendergast

    January 9, 2024 at 6:21 pm

    Mrs Fay Howard was a strong, and devoted Christian who witnessed fearlessly of her. faith in God. She left her strong impact on St. Hilda’s community.
    Wherever she went she was totally involved in the work of the Lord. She was forthright but had a loving heart. Sincere condolences to her beloved family. She is absent in body but present with her Lord.

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  30. Lynn Butler-Kisber

    January 10, 2024 at 9:38 am

    Dear Philip,
    Please accept my deepest condolences. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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  31. Annie Savard

    January 10, 2024 at 9:48 am

    Cher Philip,
    Je compatis très sincèrement à ta peine. La perte d’une mère est difficile et toutes mes pensées t’accompagnent. Je te souhaite beaucoup de courage à toi et aux membres de ta famille.

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  32. Barbara Bailey and Elsa Leo-Rhynie

    January 10, 2024 at 1:45 pm

    When we joined in a three-way video call with Fay some weeks ago, it was a meeting of 3 women whose friendship had lasted for almost 70 years. We signed off hoping that we would repeat the experience but sadly this was not to be.
    We met Fay Smith at St Andrew High School (SAHS) which, in the 1950s, was dedicated to preparing the S’Andrew girls to be rounded individuals, ready for contributing to the development of a country that would soon attain political independence. Fay was a bright spark in our “growing up” years at SAHS; animated, vivacious, excelling academically and socially and a shining example of the school motto “Life More Abundant”. She was very talented and played the lead role in several of the school’s dramatic productions – and was memorable as Papageno in the school’s production of The Magic Flute. As Form Captain and Prefect, she developed qualities which allowed her to successfully assume positions of leadership, to recognise the value of community building, and of contributing to the development of young people. This she did through her work in education – as teacher and Principal of St Hilda’s High, one of the leading Girls’ Schools in Jamaica, and in her church ministry – in Jamaica as well as in Canada.
    Our friendship throughout university and beyond was based on that bond developed at SAHS and the memorable experiences in which we shared. We had front row seats to the romance and courtship between herself and Earle as well as to their wedding. Although as adults we pursued different career paths, we still maintained our lifelong friendship, sharing each other’s milestones; marriage, the arrival of children and grandchildren, as well as career highlights. Her love for her family was intense and she was a deeply devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother.
    Fay’s Christian ministry was a most important part of her adult life. As a member and leader of the Women’s Aglow Fellowship in Jamaica and as a leader in her church in Canada, she used her many exceptional gifts as Peter advised:
    As every one hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 1 Peter 4:10
    Fay’s stewardship has left a significant impact on the lives of those she met, knew, taught and loved. She was deeply loved and will be sorely missed by her immediate family in Montreal, Florida, Trinidad and Jamaica and friends spread far and wide, but as she goes, she reminds us all:
    I have only put on invisibility.
    And our response?
    Dear Lord, we cannot see,
    But this we know, although the road ascends and passes from our sight
    There will be no night.
    You will lead Fay along the road of life that never ends
    And she will find – it is not death but dawn!
    Rest well Fay …
    Barbara/Bunny (Nash) Bailey and Elsa (Fairweather) Leo-Rhynie

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  33. Kevin McDonough

    January 10, 2024 at 7:26 pm

    Dear Philip, I am so sorry about your mother’s passing. In reading the obituary and memorials here, she sounds like a remarkable woman. I enjoyed learning a bit more about her. May her memory be for a blessing.

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  34. Lecei Wright

    January 11, 2024 at 8:19 am

    To my dearest Fay, I will always remember our laughter and long phone conversations, My sister I miss you and will see you again, enjoy your rest. I am praying for the comfort of your family during this difficult time. I love you. Lecei Wright

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  35. Amir Kalan

    January 11, 2024 at 5:21 pm

    Dear Phillip, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family. I wish I could be in Montreal to offer my condolences in person. Please know that my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

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  36. Constance Green Ellis

    January 11, 2024 at 6:10 pm

    Sincerest condolences to the Howard family. I met Fay at St. Andrew High School so many years ago. We lost track of each other after university and many years passed before we reconnected in Montreal. May her family be comforted by their memories of her and may she rest in peace.

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  37. Cecil Douglas

    January 12, 2024 at 5:34 am

    We thank God for Aunty Fay’s life and the impact she had . I remember her counsel before we got married and her constant encouragement. She was always building us up in the Word and with practical life examples. Uncle Earle and Family, we pray that God will continue to sustain and comfort you. Love Cecil & Carla.

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  38. Morene D'Aguilar

    January 12, 2024 at 10:48 am

    It is with deep sadness that learned of Sis Fay’s passing. I pray for God’s comfort for you Brother Earl and the rest of the family. Her life was such a blessing to so many. Her book, A Faith that Lives that I had the privilege of coauthoring, continues to inspire and motivate many. It’s use in Bible Colleges ensures multiplied effect in the body of Christ. I miss her deeply and I thank God for the blessing she has been to me and to so many others.

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    • Robert Finlayson

      January 12, 2024 at 12:22 pm

      I wrote my tribute to my beloved sister (in Christ), friend and mentor Fay Howard, but forgot to post it. I could not let this last opportunity pass to express my love, admiration, gratitude and appreciation for this wonderful woman of God. She was, undoubtedly, one of, if not the best bible teachers I’ve ever had. Along with her dear husband, they have mentored me and provided a living example for as to how a woman should treat her husband and how a man should treat his wife. She was a mentor to my daughter and many young ladies at our church. She had great command of the English languge, a crystal clear communicator and a wonderful sense of humor. I often recall the many the ‘snlpes’ at her husband and his prompt retorts, to the delight of those present – all in good taste. She will never be forgotten in my heart.
      Feng.

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  39. Sylvia and Gloria (née Smith). Fay’s cousins in England

    January 12, 2024 at 4:41 pm

    We are so very sad to hear of Fay’s passing and wish to send our condolences to Hilma, her beloved sister and to Earle and all of the Howard family.
    Although we only ever met you while on holiday in Jamaica, we have very fond memories of Fay and of you all, as a caring happy family.
    Our thoughts are with you all as Fay is laid to rest. Much love,
    Gloria Whiting &. Sylvia Jarvis

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  40. Grace Powell

    January 12, 2024 at 4:57 pm

    Rest in Peace Cousin Fay! Love! Patsy and Grace

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    • Odette Martin

      January 13, 2024 at 10:07 am

      Fay, knowing you all these years you have been a friend indeed. Staying by your home in Mandeville was always a joy. You showed me sisterly love. A dear friend like you is always to be cherished. Your encouragement has stayed dear to my heart, and your love for your family and others I have always admired. We will forever remember your legacy. Rest in Peace Mrs.Howard.

      -Love, from Odette Martin and Family

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  41. Antonette Marshall

    January 12, 2024 at 6:38 pm

    I’m just able to pull myself together to write. To Mr Earle Howard, Adam, David and the rest of the family, please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of my dear friend and colleague. We worked together at St. Hilda’s High School and she impacted my life greatly!! In my recent conversations with her she expressed desire to attend her grandson’s wedding because she cared for her family very much. She will be greatly missed. She always appreciates me reaching out to her and thanked me for remembering her.
    I believe she will rest in eternal peace with her Lord. May God grant comfort and strength to the family at this difficult time

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    • Allison McHayle

      January 12, 2024 at 8:46 pm

      Sincere condolence to Earle and his family on the passing of his dear wife Fay. A phenomenal woman of God she was. We pray for those grieving and know that by the grace of God, He will strengthen them to withstand their pain. May her soul find eternal Rest in Peace

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  42. Margaret Johnson

    January 12, 2024 at 10:29 pm

    The daughter of a legal luminary, Mrs Howard was a woman of superior intellect. Her abilities spanned multiple disciplines. For example, she was gifted in the sciences, arts, and theology. The nickname Howard University while humorous, is so befitting!

    I had the distinct privilege of being a student in her Biology class at York Castle High during the 70’s. The consensus was that her lessons were taught with incomparable clarity. It is not surprising that Phillip her son, has become an award winning professor.
    Her other sons who are lawyers, must have benefited from her facility with languages.
    She taught a group of us to recite poetry in one speech competition. Her innovative methods won a resounding victory.

    Mrs Howard portrayed elegance and radiated warmth. Motivated by the positive memories, I sought to reconnect after many years and succeeded with the gracious assistance of her sister Hilma. We enjoyed pleasant conversations and she indicated that even Phillip remembered me. I am so thankful for those shared moments with her.

    The extent of her influence is immeasurable, her devotion to God exemplary. Being a Christian myself, I hold the fervent belief that we will see in heaven those whom we have loved and lost along life’s pathway. The value of Mrs. Howard’s work on earth is timeless.

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  43. Joy Wellington

    January 12, 2024 at 10:34 pm

    Fay and I both attended SAHS in the 1950’s and were drawn to the fact that my first name and her middle name were the same. We both pursued the sciences and went on to the University at the same time. She graduated before me as I stayed on to study medicine. We lost track of each other until I returned to live in Jamaica in 1988 and found her living in Brown’s Town so we connected; then she moved to Canada to live with her son.We spoke almost daily until her final illness took speech away.She lived a full life, always thinking about others and extremely concerned with their well being.May her soul Rest In Peace

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  44. Margaret Johnson

    January 13, 2024 at 5:00 am

    Philip,
    Your extraordinary accomplishments reflect her influence. Everlasting love to a phenomenal woman.
    Margaret York Castle

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    • Marshalee White

      January 13, 2024 at 11:48 am

      Sending prayers for comfort and strength to the entire family. Mrs. Fay Howard was my high school principal at St. Hilda’s Diocesan High school. She was an exemplar for everything that is positive. She has taught, coached, mentored, scolded and guided so many of her students to become outstanding citizens of the world. We thank her for making and leaving this world a better place.

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    • Philip Howard

      January 30, 2024 at 6:04 pm

      Hello Margaret: So wonderful to her from you … albeit under such sad circumstances. I remember trying to learn piano skills from you, and I think you are responsible for my piano rendition of Shirley Bassey’s “Something”! Thank you for the kind words. I trust that you are well.

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  45. Dr. Belinda Blessitt Vincent

    January 13, 2024 at 8:13 am

    “Those who touch our lives, stay in our hearts forever.” Phillip and I went to York Castle High 74-79 and during that time I got to know his mom not only as a teacher but as a mentor. She was a role model for all of us and impacted our lives and future careers. The York Castle 79ers had planned a reunion for 2020 to honour some of our outstanding teachers, one of whom was Mrs. Howard. Sadly this event was cancelled because of COVID-19. Mrs. Howard although you are gone from our sight, you will never be gone from our hearts❤️. Sleep on in eternal peace.

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  46. Fellowship Tabernacle

    January 13, 2024 at 9:44 am

    It was with a deep sense of loss and sadness on hearing of the passing of our beloved Faye Howard. She was a precious woman of God and a gift to the Body of Christ. Sis Fay was a foundation member of Fellowship Tabernacle (Mandeville) and was integrally involved in the establishment, development and advancement of the ministry. For years, she served faithfully alongside her husband Elder Earl Howard in guiding the policies and programs of the Church. With her sweet demeanor, insightful and wise counsel, and practical help, Sis Fay poured her life into many of our members. Her life modeled true Christianity in action.
    She will be remembered for her strong leadership, brilliant mind, forthright opinions and an ardent love for the Word of God.
    When the Howard’s decided to migrate, it created a deep void among us but we had to accept that they had fulfilled their God-ordained purpose, but had left indelible footprints for those left to follow.
    We can now rejoice that Sis Fay is at rest from her Labour, free from all sickness and enjoying the glories of Heaven in the arms of her Saviour.
    We extend our deepest sympathy to Elder Howard and the rest of the family, and pray that God will comfort, console and embrace you all during this time of bereavement.

    Fellowship Tabernacle Family of Churches
    Pastors Al & Melody Miller

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  47. Shirley Howard

    January 13, 2024 at 10:01 am

    Sincerest condolences to the Smith’s and Howard’s family on the passing of Fay, may her soul sleep in peace. From Shirley Howard-Forte, and the entire Howard’s clan.

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  48. Althea Steer-Cazley

    January 13, 2024 at 10:14 am

    God rest your soul Mrs Howard. You were a true stalwart. You were the principal in my first year at St Hilda’s. I remember your grace, elegance and commitment to discipline. And I cannot forget your beautiful long drop earrings and tall heels! Your leadership has helped in molding me into the woman I am today. Thank you Mrs Howard. Sincere condolences to your husband, children and extended family. Your legacy will live on.

    Rest well.

    Althea Steer-Cazley
    St Hilda’s Class of ’95

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  49. Sol Redondo y Alvaro Rey

    January 13, 2024 at 10:23 am

    Nous accompagnons notre frère bien-aimé Philippe, dans cette perte temporaire de cet être merveilleux qui a sans aucun doute laissé un héritage d’admiration, de respect et d’amour, que nous voyons se refléter dans le cœur bon et humble de notre frère Philippe. La compagnie de l’Éternelle et perpétuelle lumière soit avec Mme Fay

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  50. Maud Sweeney

    January 13, 2024 at 10:28 am

    Fay Howard was a beautiful person at
    heart. She was serious about her Christian
    walk with the Lord.
    Brother Earle and all family members I am truly sorry for your loss. May cherished memories bring you comfort during this difficult time, and may the love and support of those around you provide strength.

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  51. Fellowship Tabernacle Mandeville

    January 13, 2024 at 3:44 pm

    Sis Fay Howard
    She was the wife of our Elder Earle Howard.
    Fay was indeed a leader in this Fellowship and one of the founding mothers of Fellowship Tabernacle Mandeville.
    She operated in the office of aTeacher in this Fellowship. Sis Fay was one of the teachers at the then Whole Life Ministries Bible School and would have taught and discipled many. She was a fiery preacher, boldly declaring God’s word without apology. Aunty Fay (affectionately called) was a mentor of the young ladies unforgettably preparing them to become daughters of Zion. Fay was a true warrior, a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother.
    We honor her memory and give God thanks that she served well.

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    • Earle Howard

      January 15, 2024 at 11:46 am

      Thanks, guys.

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  52. Charlene Purchas

    January 30, 2024 at 1:50 pm

    Mrs Fay Howard,the phenomenal lady. My St Hilda’s principal. Gone but will live on in our hearts. Rest in eternal peace.

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