On Wednesday, February 18th, Cal Howard’s long struggle with Alzheimer’s ended and he passed away peacefully surrounded by family. Left to cherish his memory are: Lauretta, his childhood sweetheart and wife of 58 years; his five children who were the pride of his life: Trevor (Gwen), Mitchell (Jen), Dori (Peter), Owen (Kelly), Jodi (Rene),his eight wonderful “grandest”: children Dylan, Eliot, Brett, Cole, Kate, Carli, Cooper and Drew; his brother Les (Ella), and sister Irene (Ron) and extended family and many dear friends. Cal will be remembered for his incredible honesty, sense of integrity, great sense of humour, and no nonsense approach to life. He was well respected in the sports community as an avid curler (Granite) and keen golfer (Riverside) and passionate about nature and animals. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of 10Y at the Edmonton General for their kind and compassionate care.
An evening service will be held in his honour on Saturday, March 7th at 7:00 pm at St Augustine’s Anglican Church, 6110 Fulton Road, followed with a sing-a-long reception to celebrate his life. Bring a fork, there’s pie! In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stephen Lewis Foundation: http://www.stephenlewisfoundation.org/get-involved/grandmothers-campaign (GANG Grandmothers Group). Expressions of sympathy may also be forwarded to the family via the website: https://serenity.ca/obituaries/Calvin-Howard-3/