Walter Eastwood Howard passed away peacefully at the Intercare Chinook Hospice on Sunday, January 20, 2008 at the age of 87 years.
He loved his family and is lovingly remembered by his wife of sixty-two years Peggy, and his daughters Lynda Howard, Kate Howard, Barbara (Norm) Denoon, and Joan (Dave) Sullivan and grandchildren, Michael and Ben Porter, Lisa, Karley, and Connor Denoon, and Tyler and Nicole Sullivan.
A native of Calgary, AB, Walter was born on February 12, 1920. He served overseas as an officer in active combat with the Calgary Highlanders during World War II. He returned home to Convalesce and article with his father H.E. Howard FCA. He received his CA in 1953, his FCA in 1983, the same year in which he retired as senior partner from KPMG accounting firm in Calgary. Walter was past chairman of the A.M.A., served on the executive for the John Howard Society, the board of Governors of Mount Royal College and Kirby College. He was past president of the Calgary branch of the Canadian Red Cross Society, and served on the executive of the Alberta division. Walter was a past member of the Gyro Club, and past president of the Al Azhar Temple Shriners Mounted Patrol with whom he rode for thirty years. He was Potentate of Al Azhar temple in 1974, and made an honorary Inspector General 33 degree of the Canadian Imperial Council Scottish Rite in 1971. He was a member of the Royal Order of Scotland. Walter was a life time member of Christ Church Elbow Park and served on the vestry as well as Rectors warden and was past commissioner of Calgary Branch and Canadian Pony Club. He spent his youth as an active member of the YMCA. He loved the out of doors, riding, fishing and was one of the first group of campers at YMCA Camp Chief Hector. He enjoyed a lifetime membership of the Glencoe Club and his retirement years as a member of the Bearspaw Golf and Country Club.
Funeral Services will be held at Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 – 8th Street S.W.) on Friday, January 25, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial tributes be made directly to the Calgary YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, 101 – 3 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2P 4G6. The family wishes to thank the staff of Unit 59 of the Rockyview General Hospital, the EMS team, and the staff at the Intercare Chinook Hospice for their compassion and kindness.
In living memory of Walter Howard, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences