Joseph Robert Howsam born July 2, 1914 in Biggar, Sask., died, knowing of the love of his family, on July 28, 2004 in Agassiz.
Predeceased by his wife Alice Morley Howsam in 1997; granddaughter Alisha Jean Howsam Meister on January 1, 2003; brothers, George and Walter; and sisters, Lena, Lizzie and Milly.
Survived by daughters, Anne (John) Donnelly of Vernon, Jean Howsam of Harrison, and Josephine Howsam of Vancouver; grandchildren, Andrea, Adriene, Michael, and Kristina; sister Isabella Johnston of Victoria; sister-in-law Dorothy White; and many nieces and nephews.
Joe’s later years were brightened by the love and companionship of Marjorie Grabe.
Special thanks to staff at Glenwood Care Centre and Chilliwack Hospital for their gentle, honest and compassionate care of Joe.
As a younger man, Joe fixed our cars, built our houses and play areas, and was active in church and community projects. Best remembered for his hard work, quick wit, love of poetry, music, and dance, and his sourdough pancakes, Joe did his research, wrote his books, and acted decisively and creatively.
Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of his Life at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004 at Ocean View Burial park Courtyard Chapel, Burnaby.
“Nature is a wonderful thing.’’ “We’ll get together first chance.’’