Kenneth (Ken) Rae Howden, beloved husband of Mrs. Darlene Howden of Calgary, passed away unexpectedly in Ignace, Ontario on Sunday, August 22, 2004 at the age of 65 years.
Ken was born on April 27, 1939 in Calgary, AB. He grew up in the Irricana District and attended Goderich and Beiseker schools. He later joined the Calgary Police Service and worked for AGT Security in Edmonton before opening an Insurance business in Lacombe, AB. He enjoyed long-haul truck driving across Canada and the United States for a number of years. He loved all sports and was continually trying to improve his golf game. Camping was always a favourite getaway when time would allow.
Ken is survived by his children, Karen, Vickie, Shelley and Robbie. He is also remembered by his sisters, Dianne (Colin) Hawkins of Irricana, Eileen (Gilbert) Berreth of Red Deer, and Cheryl (Bryan) Hagel of Beiseker; Darlene’s children, Kelly (John) Eskeland and Tara (Marcel) van Noordenne and their families. He is also survived by numerous relatives; and Darlene’s brother; two sisters; their families; and his father-in-law Charlie Miller. Ken was predeceased by his mother Nora in 1990; his father Doug in 1995; and his mother-in-law Esther Miller in 2003.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Thursday, August 26, 2004 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at the West Irricana United Church (4¢ miles west of Irricana on Hwy #567) on Friday, August 27, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. John Snyder officiating. Graveside Service to follow at the Irricana Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #105, 7500 Macleod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 0L9 Telephone: (403) 266-0620 or to S.T.A.R.S. (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society), Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 8M7 Telephone: (403) 295-1811, www.stars.ca.
In living memory of Ken Howden, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park in Airdrie by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 248-8585.Print This Obituary & Condolences