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HOWLETT, William Delmer (Bill)

July 2, 1920 – October 29, 2012

Bill Howlett, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandpa died peacefully on Monday, October 29, 2012. He enjoyed a long and healthy life until early October this year, and we are grateful for our time with him.

Bill was born July 2, 1920 in Star City, Saskatchewan. He graduated from Ridgedale High School (which was an achievement for the times). High school is also where he began his lifelong passion for football. He achieved his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan after serving as a navigator in the RCAF 644 Squadron. His accounting career began with British America Oil (B/A) in Regina, SK, moving to Calgary in 1960 and retiring in 1981 from Gulf Oil Canada. Bill and his wife Bertha relished time with their grandsons, extended family, friends and travelling. Independent to the end, Bill enjoyed living in his own home, golfing into his 90th year, and keeping his personal accounts and ledgers up to date and cross checked.

Bill was predeceased by his beloved wife Bertha Marie Howlett and is survived by his daughter Linda (Dave) Lathrop, grandsons Michael (Julie) and Paul (Gina), and four precious great grandchildren, Sophia, Cooper, Will, and Farley. We will all miss his quick wit, his inner strength and quiet presence in our lives.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through Bill supported many charities and foundations. In his memory, please make a donation to the charity of your choice. The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to the staff of Unit 58 at Rockyview General Hospital and to Doctors Ewasechko and Smuts for their outstanding care.

In living memory of Bill Howlett tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Joan Pomerleau :

    We wish to send our love and condolences to Linda, David and Family. From HW(Sandy)Barr and Family(his Pilot on 644 squadron), who always said. “Willie (as our navigator) always got us home, Sandy and Fran Barr

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  2. linda and family. Our condolences for the passing of your father. I know he was much loved and brought joy to all of you. He will be missed

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  3. Kitty and Scott Raymond :

    Bill’s obituary is really interesting to read and beautifully written.

    We also really appreciate the quote above “Willie always got us home.”

    We love you all and understand what a difficult time this is.

    Kitty and Scott

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  4. Jack and Catherine Mortensen :

    Dear Linda and Dave,
    Thinking of you and the family in this time of grief. Your Father loved so well, Linda, certainly he will be greatly missed by each of you.

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  5. Dear Linda and Dave,

    Please accept my sympathy in the loss of your Father.
    I have often thought of you folks – have such good memories of that time. Would love to meet for coffee sometime. God bless

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  6. Marjorie Field-Robinson :

    Dear Linda,
    Your dad was very fortunate to have a daughter like you and you were very fortunate to have a dad with whom you were able to spend so much time. My condolences to you and your family. May your dad rest in peace.

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