Henry (Harry) Houghton was born and grew up in New Zealand. After serving in World War II he returned to New Zealand with his war bride, Ellen. There they raised five children and in 1968 the family moved to Chilliwack.
Harry had many passions… teacher, mentor, rugby coach, traveler, actor and director. He loved seeing his students learn and succeed. He too had a lifelong zest for learning. An active community giver he was recognized for his contributions as a recipient of the Governor General’s Golden Jubilee Medal.
Harry enjoyed his sports none more so than as a coach, administrator and innovator in rugby. He was a devoted follower of his beloved New Zealand Rugby All Blacks. He is survived by his children Ted (Joanne), Elinor (Malcolm), Lynley (Mike), Jennifer (Maria) and Barbara (Ray) along with his grandchildren, Nathan, Adam, Ian, Mathew, Kyle, Nicole and Stacey. He is remembered with love by his extended family in New Zealand and relatives in England. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Anavets Legion Pub, Unit 305, Chilliwack. Henderson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
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