September 21, 1941 – Blackville,NB
March 26, 2014 – Calgary, AB
Howard Wayne Walls beloved husband of Lorraine Walls of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the age of 72 years.
Howard was born and raised in Blackville New Brunswick, the 6th of 7 children. He is survived by his life long friend and loving wife of 50 years, Lorraine and his son Howie (Sacha), daughters Lori and Kara (Chad) and much adored grandchildren Matthew, Ella and Claire. He is survived by his brothers Roland and Winsor(Joan) and numerous nieces and nephews.
Howard was a passionate man who worked tirelessly throughout his life for the happiness of his family. He graduated from UNB with a BSc in Civil Engineering in 1964 and he and Lorraine were married that fall in their hometown of Blackville, NB. Howard’s Oil and Gas career began in 1966. He and his family made Calgary their lifelong home in 1979. In 1986 he became owner and president of Holoka Enterprises Ltd. He ran this gas marketing business until present day.
Howard’s generosity was evident in the many causes he supported over the years. His hometown of Blackville on the Miramichi River always held a place of importance in his heart and he made several generous contributions to the churches in the village over the years. He was also a founding member of the Dr V.B. Walls bursary fund at Naparima College in Trinidad and gave generously to many worthy charitable organizations. He was a Shriner and also belonged to a number of masonic and eastern star chapters, mother chapter being Northumberland Lodge #17 New Brunswick. He was a Royal Arch Mason and life member of Crescent Chapter #24. He and Lorraine were Worthy Past Matron and Patron of Mizpah Chapter #6. He was a member of the Inglewood golf course for 35 years which was a favorite, almost daily, gathering place for friends.
Howard and Lorraine tried their best to spend every August with their large Miramichi family especially when their children were growing up. In later years the two would drive cross country many times to return to their roots. Howard loved a road trip.
He was happiest spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. In 2013 he took all the children and grandchildren on a Disney Alaska cruise and that will forever be a treasured memory.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made directly to the MS Society or the Dr. V.B. Walls Bursary Fund at Naparima College in Trinidad.
In living memory of Howard Walls, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences