HOWES, John Dennison
January 5, 2016

With his family close at hand, John died peacefully at the age of 85 on Tuesday January 5, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Beloved husband of Birgitte “Didi” Rump; brother of the late Edith Warner and Dorothea Rump (Leif), Horsholm, Denmark. Father of David (Constance), Heather (Rick), Gordon (Keltie), Robert (Nancy) and Karsten (Rebecca). Devoted grandfather/farfar of Tobin, Carly, Sergei, Eric, Jonathan, Emma, Jacob, Sam and Max. Loving husband and father, grandfather/farfar, brother, uncle, colleague and friend, John is also survived by his former wife Linda Craig Howes.

John was a man who lived life to the fullest and found joy in everyday experiences. He was passionate in all he undertook be it as a student, King’s Scout, school teacher/administrator, United Church member, innovator, bird carver or sailor. John left his indelible mark as a dedicated educator on three West Island high schools and John Abbott College; other schools in Montreal, Cowansville and Ottawa also bear evidence of his creative talents.

A very special thanks goes out to the doctors, nurses and pharmacists who provided so much care in his final years.

A celebration of John’s life will take place on Tuesday January 12, 2016, at 3:00 pm at Cedar Park United Church, 204 Lakeview Avenue, Pointe-Claire, followed by a reception. Rather than sending flowers, please feel free to make a donation to a charity of your choice.

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