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BAUM, Howard John (Howie)

February 9, 1937 – Bateman, Saskatchewan
June 7, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Howie, surrounded by his family on Friday June 7. Howie was born on his grandparents’ family farm near Bateman, Saskatchewan in 1937.

In addition to his loving wife, Astrid “Ozzie”, Howie is survived by his son Rick; daughters, Donna (Mike) and Cheryl (Dave) as well as five grandchildren, Justin and Brendan Ross and Jena, Sean and Eve Stewart.

Howie was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He loved his family dearly and we all loved him dearly. He lived a full and happy life while achieving much success in his business career. Initially, Howie was with Marshall Wells, managing a number of stores in Western Canada. At the age of 30 he moved to the Calgary Co-op. Howie worked his way up to the position of Vice President of Marketing, where he spent 17 years before taking early retirement to travel and spend more time with family. Some of our favorite memories with Howie are on the many trips we took as an entire family during Spring Break. Howie was also a very proud and supportive parent/grandparent. He could often be found at the hockey arena, the baseball diamond, taekwondo competitions, band concerts and dance recitals.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Howie’s honour directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Provincial Office, Sun Life Place, 710, 10123 – 99th Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3H1 Telephone: 1(866) 412-4222, or the Rockyview General Hospital – Calgary Health Trust, https://secure.calgaryhealthtrust.ca/sslpage.aspx?pid=380
The family would like to sincerely thank the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and Unit 94 of the Rockyview General Hospital for the excellent care and attention they gave to Howie and his family.

Funeral Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street SE, Calgary, AB) on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com.

In living memory of Howard Baum, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th STREET SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 4E6, Telephone: 403-203-0525.

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  1. I only had the opportunity to meet you once, and the chance encounter left such a heartfelt impression on me.
    Light to heaven xoxo
    And all my love to your friends and family.
    Amanda Savage

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  2. My Prayers and thoughts are with you during this time.

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  3. Melanie Gaboriault

    Dearest Cheryl, Dave and family,
    Our sincere condolences over the loss of your Dad. This tribute to him is beautiful, and it is obvious how much he will be missed. We wish you peace as you reflect on the loving memories of the time you’ve spent together, and wish you comfort during this difficult time.

    Love,
    Melanie, Michel, Mia, Keira and Nolan Gaboriault

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  4. Howie was a good friend and mentor. He will be dearly missed by us. We know how difficult this is for the family he was so proud of. Our thoughts are especially with Ozzie; who was so dear to Howie. The world has lost a good man.
    Our deepest sympathy,
    John & Doreen Taylor

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  5. Marion & Larry Watt

    Such a lovely tribute to a great man! Our most heartfelt condolences go out to dear Ozzie, their beloved children and most cherished grand-children. May you all find some peace and comfort, knowing he no longer suffers; that no longer being encumbered by the physical body, he, as Soul, is now free to soar. Farewell dear Howie!

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  6. June 16,1969 , hard to believe 50 yrs ago a 20 yr old cowboy started with Calgary Coop. I worked with Howie and John Virgo in the marketing office for three yrs. Howie was the smartest retail manager that I ever knew. Many good memories of all the people in HO and the stores. Sad that most are all gone. My condolences to Ozzie and family.

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  7. I am so sorry to hear of your loss Ozzie. Glen and I enjoyed our friendship with you both over many years. We attended so many socials together. Peace be with you. Cec Clark ( Retirees and Co-op)

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  8. Ken & Gloria Hokazono

    It has only being such a short time, but already we miss Howie’s friendly warm smile as we reflect back over the years of meeting and socializing! Anytime, we had seen Howie, Ozzie would not be far away. They were inseparable and the void Howie leaves cannot be described. It can only be realized by those that have experienced this tremendous loss. Gloria and I, along with our family send our most sincere condolences to you Ozzie and your family. Rest In Peace Howie!
    Sincerely with ❤️ Ken and Gloria Hokazono.

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  9. Ozzie, you and Howie have always had a special spot in my heart. My memories of you both are of a loving, caring and happy couple. I will always cherish these memories of Howie and I wish you and your family the warmth of his love and the memories that you hold dear.
    Love Brenda Weber (Simanton)

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  10. Shannon Arnott

    Sending love to your Family, from mine!
    We were so lucky to have been your neighbours, for so many many years.
    Too many wonderful memories, to list! xoxo

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  11. Denise (Arnott) Siemens

    Dear Ozzie, Rick, Donna, Cheryl and families: I am saddened to hear that Howie has passed on. I remember well the years that we were neighbours on Lake Wapta Rise and our children enjoyed each other’s company! Many years have passed but those memories live forever- cherish these and all memories of a loving husband, father and grandfather.

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  12. Trish Stewart-Loh

    Howie was one of the most kindest gentle men I have ever met … his care for other human beings was so evident every time I had the privilege to be in his presence
    I will miss him very much !!
    Much love to Ozzie and all the family
    Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers

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