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MANN, Howard Russell

September 20, 1952 – July 22, 2012

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Howard Russell Mann beloved husband of Carol of Calgary announces his passing on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at the age of 59 years. Howard endured his illness with great spirit and fight for the past ten years. Through his courage he was able to maintain a wonderful family life with lots of badminton and golf, and continued working at a job he loved right up until the last few months.

Howard was born in Regina. It was there that he pursued his CMA designation with much success, winning medals for high marks and becoming valedictorian at his graduation. A transfer took him and Carol to Guelph, ON for two and a half years. Another transfer brought him to Calgary, where he truly felt at home. Howard worked for the Co-operators and Sovereign General Insurance Company for thirty-four years where he was well-respected for his abilities and intellect. Howard loved having friends over and was famous for his murder mystery parties. He was very involved with his family, being a Scout leader for several years and the head cheerleader for Stuart and Logan in their badminton pursuits. He was so proud of his boys and doted on them and his wife. He will be sorely missed by his family, his friends, and his co-workers.

Besides his loving wife Carol, Howard is survived by two sons Logan and Stuart; and three sisters, Marybeth, Lauren and Margo. He was predeceased by his infant daughter Allison, and by his parents Elizabeth and Warren Mann.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, the Palliative Home Care team, and the Southwood Hospice nurses, doctors and personal care assistants. A special thanks to those wonderful friends who visited Howard at home and at the hospice. These people truly brought joy to Howard during his last few months.

In living memory of Howard Mann, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Gail MacKean :

    Carol, Stuart and Logan

    As you well know, Howard was an amazing man, and I feel privileged to have known him. May your memories of him with all his humour, intelligence and generosity keep you going at this sad time. I am thinking of you, as I have been for all these months. Love to you all…..Gail

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  2. Dave and Gloria Collins and family :

    Dear Carol, Stuart and Logan. Our sincere condolences. We have many fond memories of Howard as he was so hospitable, so interesting and always made you laugh. We’ll miss our favorite football fan. Take care, Dave, Gloria, Chris and Taylor Collins.

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  3. Marc Bessette :

    To the Mann family
    Please accept our condolences for your loss.
    Although I did not work with Howard in Calgary, it was always a pleasure to meet and chat with Howard when he visited a branch or when I visited Calgary.
    There are many at the Sovereign who will miss him.
    Our prayers are with you in these sad times.
    Marc & Kathy Bessette
    Vernon, BC

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  4. Carol, Logan and Stuart,

    My heart is with you as you try to find your “new level of normal”. My friend Howard, your cherished husband and father, taught me that phrase and I will forever remember it as the earmark of the courage and energy with which Howard faced every aspect of life.

    I would like to thank you for sharing Howard with those of us at work, who greatly benefited from his contributions as a co-worker and his inspiration and positive outlook as an individual.

    I trust you will find peace in your hearts as you journey through this difficult time knowing that Howard leaves not just a memory but a legacy of strength, courage and inspiration for those of us that had the privilege of knowing him.

    Herb

    A donation will be made in Howard’s honour to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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  5. Linda Goundry :

    Carol, Logan, Stuart

    I know how close you all were and how important each of you were to Howard. I hope you will soon be able to move from grief to enjoy the happy memories.

    I feel lucky to have known Howard and will always remember his patience, strength, clarity and sense of humour.

    My heart is with you.
    Linda

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  6. Ken & Sharon Birch :

    Carol & Sons

    Our deepest condolences on your loss. Howard is to be admired for his determination & fight, which, with your support, allowed him to see his sons grow up. Our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.

    Ken & Sharon Birch

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  7. Cindy Miller :

    I offer you my condolences. I had the priviledge of working with Howard for over 15 years. His analytical and teaching skills were outstandng. I remember opening my first spreadsheet he had created and he could tell by my voice that I was feeling overwhelmed. The first thing he said to me was breathe, it will all make sense soon. He was a very patience man and worked with you until you got it. I learned so much from him and I can tell you he will be missed.

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  8. Debbie, Ray & Christine Dolomount :

    Dearest Carol, I was so sorry & surprised to hear of your loss. Please know that our hearts are with you in your grief. Please accept our condolences and pass them on to the boys.

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  9. Daksha Janmohamed :

    Dear Carol, Logan and Stuart,

    Please accept my condolence for Howard whom I have admired for many reasons. First and foremost for his animated presentations at our company forums – I was always looking forward to his entertaining information. Secondly, I often saw Howard at the Southland Leisure Centre with Logan and Stuart, all excited about their recreational activity. And Howard was kind enough to offer me a ride to Banker’s Hall and back when there was a transit strike. He will be sadly missed. May he find peace now. I shall always remember him in my prayers.
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers too, and may you find the strength to go through this difficult phase in life.

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  10. Gerry Sundwall :

    Howard will be remembered by all who knew him as a mild mannered man with a big hard and a warm smile.

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  11. Peter Parkin :

    My thoughts are with you as you reflect upon a ‘life well lived’ by a courageous man. He was an example to all who suffer from this terrible disease, and for those who are lucky enough not to have to endure this kind of suffering. Howard kept his sense of humour throughout and his positive outlook despite his suffering. Above all, he adored his family and all of us who knew him had no doubts about that.

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  12. Kim Collins :

    So sorry for your loss. Thank you to Howard for so many years of great service to our wonderful company. He will be missed by The Co-operators family.

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  13. Valerie Meyer :

    I worked with Howard periodically for the past few years as part of the cross-company Finance and Decision Support teams. I really admired his spirit and joie-de-vivre. In many ways, he was ‘larger than life’. I know his passing will leave a big void for you and I hope that your many happy memories will give you some comfort in the days and years ahead.

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  14. Rae and Sandi Jamieson :

    Those of us who were privileged to work with Howard will remember him for the amazing things he did with computer spreadsheets, for his unique perspective on life expressed in his memorable jokes, and in his laudable approach to work/life balance. We appreciate the way in which Howard always took time to make sure Sandi felt welcome at company functions.

    Howard was one of a kind, and the world is poorer for his passing. Our sincere condolances Carol.

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  15. Delilah Schwab :

    Please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and friends at this most difficult time. I am saddened to hear of Howard’s passing. Those who knew Howard during his tenure at Co-operators in Regina will miss him greatly as he was truly a good person.
    Another Angel has returned to Heaven.

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  16. Susan Pallesen :

    Carol, Stuart and Logan,
    We are thinking of you today, and we are so sorry for your loss.
    Love Susan, Daryl, Kurt and Kate Pallesen

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  17. Sharon Jacobus :

    Carol and family;
    So sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. My thoughts are with you at this time. I hope to see you and Dante’ out for a walk soon.

    Sharon and pets (Hershey and Sadie)

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  18. Carol & Family,

    I’m so very sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. My thoughts are with you, especially as I know how much you have endured.

    Al Haider

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  19. Louise (McIntyre) Reynolds :

    Carol and family,
    Our condolences to you all. In reading the other messages here, we are glad to see you have many friends to support you.
    Our thoughts are with you…. Carl and Louise

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