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HOWIE, William (Bill) Franklin

May 14, 1945 – High River, Alberta
September 18, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

William Franklin (Bill) Howie of Calgary, Alberta, husband to Carrol (previously James, née Hamilton), passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. He was 73 years old.

He is survived by his wife Carrol; their children, Deanna (Peter) Van Muyen of Okotoks and Mathew Howie of Evansburg, Brad (Kerri) James and Robbi James of Calgary; and grandchildren, Kyler, Sydney, Chloe, Genevieve and Jude. He will be fondly remembered by his siblings Amy Mounkes, Orial (Bill) Miller, Buzz (Annette) Howie, Rita Howie, and Jim (Lil) Howie, sister-in-law Lynda Howie and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, sister Betty, brother Don and brother-in-law Edwin Mounkes.

Bill was born on May 14, 1945 in High River, Alberta to Wilfred and Amy Howie. The youngest of eight children, he grew up as a hard-working farm kid before turning his hand to banking and then eventually starting what would become a lifelong career as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. Over his nearly 50 years as an AME, he particularly enjoyed any opportunity to travel and has been as far away as Indonesia, Nigeria, Luxembourg, and Bolivia.

An avid curler and golfer, Bill has been a member of the FLC Seniors Club for many years. In 2017, Bill was proud to shoot a hole-in-one. He also enjoyed attending any sporting event, concert, or play featuring one of his five grandkids. Bill was an amazingly hard worker and a dedicated employee, but his true legacy lies with his many loved ones and he will be forever remembered as a loving husband, father, grandad, brother, friend, and uncle.

Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made directly to:

Prostaid Calgary, PCCN Calgary Society, P.O. Box 72126, RPO Glenmore Landing, Calgary, AB T2V 5H9, www.pccncalgary.org

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  1. Auntie Carrol, I am so sorry to hear of your loss! I always loved seeing the two of you. Uncle Bill will be sorely missed. Please accept my loving thoughts and heartfelt condolences, to you and all the family.
    Love Jane (Wyatt/Miller/Clegg)

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  2. Bonnie & Jim Johnston :

    Carrol, we were so very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He always had a smile and we always enjoyed seeing the two of you over the years at various family functions. Our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to you and your family.

    Bonnie and Jim Johnston

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  3. Terry and Jack Batog :

    Carrol and Family, we were so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Our hearts go out to all of you. Bill was a special person and we know he will be missed. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

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  4. Marian Williamson :

    Carrol, am so shocked to hear of Bill’s passing. He will sure be missed at our ARC Seniors Curling. May great memories get you through this difficult time.
    With deepest sympathy.
    Marian Williamson

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  5. I am sorry to hear the news of Bill’s passing. I had the pleasure of curling with Bill last year in the ARC Seniors League. He was always smiling and encouraging. I will miss seeing him Wednesday mornings! My sincere condolences to the family.

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  6. Ron & Dorothy Miller :

    Carrol, So sorry to read of Bill’s passing. You were two of our favourites. Be assured of our thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Bill will be missed by many.

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  7. Carol and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. He will be missed. I am out of town so unable to attend the service but I wanted you to know of my heartfelt sympathy. God bless

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  8. Carol and I want to express our sincere condolences to all of Bill’s family. Byron and Carol Bustin.

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  9. Karen Lynn Howie :

    Auntie Carrol and family,
    Thinking of you. My condolences. Uncle Bill was always so sweet to me. I will miss seeing him again. Take care. Xoxo
    Karenlynn

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  10. Hello Carrol and family,
    I am so very very shocked and so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I have been out of the country for the last month and just found out about Bill today. Carrol , Bill was just a phenomenal man and he loved you dearly. Either curling or golfing with him we always had such a great time. He will be missed.
    My deepest and sincerest condolences to you and your family.
    Much Love-Linda Shepel

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  11. It is with much sadness that I learned of Bill’s passing this morning. My heart goes out to Carol, Deanna, Matthew, Robbi and Brad in this very difficult time. I feel honoured and privelidged to have know Bill and that I was welcomed into the Howie family. He was a wonderful man who I will always remember and even though I hadn’t seen him for several years I will miss him.
    Rest In Peace Bill, thank you for all you taught me through the time I have known you, for the laughs and also for your kindness and ear during troubled times.

    Steve Jones

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