Garry George Howse

Garry Howse – Obituary


Garry George Howse of Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia passed away unexpectedly on February 5, 2017 in Calgary, Alberta.


He was born in Calgary, Alberta on August 14, 1947.


He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Lynnette and his children; Allison (Dave) and their children Gabriel and Brook; Jonathan (Pamela) and their children Chiron, Gabe, Ciana, Isabella and Josephyna; and Christopher (Michelle) and their children Hayden, Damien and Rhyat.


He predeceased his mother Alice Winch by a few hours.  He is also survived by his brothers Dale (Linda) and Larry and their families.  


He was an active member of the Sunrise Rotary Club in Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia and enjoyed life as a snowbird down in Arizona and Mexico.  He enjoyed most sports (especially golf and hockey) and loved spending time with his grandchildren.  


A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00PM on Sunday February 12, 2017 at the Country Hills Crematorium located at 11995 – 16 Street NE Calgary, Alberta.


Memorial Donations in memory of Garry can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

43 Obituaries

  1. Brian and Sheila Karnes

    The washtub musical instrument.

    • Mia Robinson

      I’m so sorry to hear of Garry’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

      • Sherri Loken

        Lynette and family
        Please accept the Loken family’s heartfelt condolences on Garry’s passing. We have so many fond memories of those busy but carefree “raising families” days in Penticton…. days around the pool, school days and Garry trudging home with a wheelbarrow full to overflowing with crabapples to be made into wine! How fortunate you have been to enjoy 45 happy years together and to have all your children and families living so close . They will certainly be of great comfort to you and to each other during the weeks and months ahead. God Bless

        • Ken Romanchuk

          so sorry to hear of your loss

          • Brenda Smith

            My thoughts and prayers with all Garry’s family

            • Allan and Denise Howse

              Oh Lynnette. Allan and I are saddened by your loss of such a wonderful man. We are sending you our love as you deal with this shock. Your family will always be there for you and love you dearly.

              • Penny Bobier

                Lynnette I am saddened to hear of Gary’s passing. Hoping in time you will be able to cherish the memories you two had together. I will keep you in my prayers.

                • Rick/Paulette Priest

                  You were a great friend Garry. We will miss you and your dear Mom Alice. Rest in peace.

                  • Sharon Ross

                    To “The Howse Family,in my thoughts and prays ,no words to ease your loss .

                    • Gwen & George Pruissen

                      Dear Lynette and Family
                      So sorry to hear about Gary our thoughts and prayers are with you
                      Love Gwen & George

                      • Alicia

                        Our love and heartfelt condolences are with you Lynnette, Allison, Chris, Jon and all the lovely bright beams of grandchildren who were blessed to know Garry as Grandpa. Garry was a father figure to Ian and I and a Grandpa to our kids. We will remember campfires and cheesies, playing Swiss family Robinson on the island lugging buckets of water and clearing the land with Garry, 50 cent and many other card games, the music stick, Garry’s patience and love of Chewy, spoiling the kids with M&Ms, a proper pour of rum for a rum and coke, learning the ins and outs of creating home brew, and above all the warmth in his voice and the sweet nature of his chuckle…if you were lucky it would morph into such a great laugh. May your memories and many shared with you bring some solace during this time. We love you.

                        • Bob and Sharlene Scofield

                          Words can’t express the sorrow felt at this time. I’m numb. Just had a lovely visit with Garry and Lynette before they headed south.
                          We have lost a fellow Rotarian. He will be missed.
                          Surround yourself with family and friends, Lynette.
                          Don’t hesitate to call when you get home. We are here for you. Xxxooo

                          • Richard and Bev Schreiner

                            Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

                            • Sharon & Lionel Gall

                              Lynnette and family,
                              Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in peace Garry.

                              • Laine Dyck

                                Hi Lynette & family, I am sending my heartfelt wishes for comfort & strength in this time of sadness. I know how much you will miss your beloved Gary. God Bless.

                                • Daryl & Kathy Harder

                                  Lynette & Family
                                  May loving memories ease your loss and bring you and your family comfort at this sad time.

                                  • Ken Pendergast

                                    Garry was a good friend, Rotarian and fellow. He will be missed by all his friends in Orince George.

                                    • Rachelle Delorey

                                      My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Garry. I briefly met him through Rotary and he was a kind hearted man and always very pleasant to speak with him .
                                      Sending love and prayers from the bottom of my heart he will be sadly missed

                                      • Linda & Elles Peleskey

                                        Linda & Elles send our deepest condolences
                                        to you Lynette & family.. Gary always made me feel so welcome at Rotary. Thank you for sharing your island with us.. Forever in our memories. Special hugs always

                                        • Gail & Wayne MacLaren

                                          Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lynette and Family. He was a wonderful man. Thank you all the great times at your island and being a fun person to ride with during operation red nose.

                                          • Claude&Diane Ritchie...

                                            Hugs and prayers for all….

                                            • Jim Blake

                                              This is sure a shock. My thoughts and prayers are with you Lynette

                                              • Gary and Leona Wilkinson

                                                Many happy times with Lynette and Gary. He will be missed. He was an important part of Rotary Club of Prince George Nechako. A good friend

                                                • Barbara Priest

                                                  Dearest Lynnette and Family:
                                                  My deepest sympathies at your loss. I have so many wonderful memories of all the times our families played and holidayed together. Garry was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. Thinking of you with love.

                                                  • Andrea Callin, Max Kante and family

                                                    Lynnette, Allison, Johnathan, Christopher, We are so sad and sorry to hear of your loss. We have so many happy memories of Garry, Sunny Penticton family visits, food and drink and swimming in the Columbia valley, that one-night stopover in Prince George- you opened your home to Max and I ( and i enjoyed Garry’s fabulous peach coolers just a little too much!). We will miss Garry. We are thinking of you all.

                                                    • Larry Parker

                                                      Really sorry to hear this. Best wishes to Lynnette and family. Was really looking forward to seeing you guys in a couple of weeks!!

                                                      • Brian and Brenda Pearson

                                                        So sorry to hear about Gary, Gary’s smile and charm will be missed by many. Many happy memories shared through Rotary. We will keep your family in our prayers.

                                                        • Gord Priest and Debra Stevens

                                                          With deepest sympathy we wish Lynnette and her family peace in their time of healing.
                                                          Garry was a devoted husband and father and a good friend.

                                                          • Gail Rossum ( Ault )

                                                            Sorry to hear of another old school friend from Bowness. So sorry for your loss.

                                                            • Brenda Peacock

                                                              Lynnette and family Our thoughts are with you. You will always have wonderful memories of your many holidays and family time together.

                                                              • gord gardner

                                                                I was very sad to hear of Garrys death.
                                                                A memory. In grade 6 or 7 Garry, Gord Priest, and myself tried our hand at making moonshine. I think that it was dandelion. We made our batch, took it to school, and would go to our lockers quite frequently.
                                                                Garry was a great guy. I wish that I could see him again.

                                                                • Maria KLiavkoff

                                                                  Radium Hot Springs Sunrise Rotary is deeply saddened by this news. We are honoured that we got to work with Garry this past year, and looked forward to his leadership in the coming years. From everyone in the club we extend our deepest condolences to Lynnette, Garry’s children and grandchildren.

                                                                  • Bernard Shelvey

                                                                    Sending Many Blessings. Sorry I can be with you.

                                                                    • Thelma Hansen (Grace and Albert Skaley ) Daughter

                                                                      Dear Howse family, Alice was a dear , she married my uncle George ( ,My mother Grace , was George’s sister ) just after world war 2 We I i saw the boys when they were in elementary school in Innisfail AB . My sister Freda got to know Gary as an adult when they both worked for the Federal Govt. Alice always wrote me at Christmas time and I her. Alice was also a sister in law to my oldest sister Alberta Stoley, she married Alices, brother Jim Stoley. Freda Gale and myself send the family our love and to remind the grandchildren to remember all the good times they had with their Dad.

                                                                      • Gord Priest

                                                                        Dale and Larry, it is so sad to lose your brother and your mom. Your strength is appreciated, I know and my deepest sympathy goes out to you.

                                                                        • Uncle Jim & Aunt Donna & Family

                                                                          So sorry to hear of the sudden passing go Gary.

                                                                          • Sharon Catley and Karl Bolton

                                                                            Dear Howse family – We are so sorry to hear of the major losses you have experienced in the last week. Our thoughts are with you. I remember many happy visit to auntie Alice’s house in my childhood she was such a great cook also visits out on the farm when she was married to uncle Ivan. I never ever heard her say and then kind of angry word and she was a wonderful cook and wife and mother. I cannot say I spent much time with Garry on those visits as he was a teenager then and rarely home but I did enjoy playing his collection of 45s during my visits so he must have been a music lover. He and a friend of his did come and live with us for a few weeks when we lived down in Scarborough Ontario but I was a teenager then the never home. I have heard over the years and that he had a successful career wonderful marriage and great kids. Our sincerest condolences to you all.

                                                                            • Bob Hill

                                                                              Lynette, I am so sorry for your loss – my deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of Garry and his Mother.

                                                                              Garry was a wonderful man – loved by all, never a bad work about anyone & always there to serve others and better his community. Kind, gentle, strong, honest, wise, good humoured – a man who adored his family, loved people and helping others. He was a wonderful guy and a great friend & colleague. His life was well lived. He will be sorely missed.

                                                                              No doubt he is in a better place and you two will be reunited with the passage of time.

                                                                              May you find comfort in the love of friends and family at this very difficult time and may Garry’s love and inspiration carry you to brighter days.

                                                                              • Neil & Darlene King

                                                                                We were saddened to hear of Garry’s passing. He was a kind and caring person and we were pleased to be able to call him a friend. He certainly gave to Rotary.

                                                                                • Neil Godbout

                                                                                  So many good memories of Rotary afternoons at the island. Thank you, Lynette and family, for sharing Garry with the rest of us. We will miss him.

                                                                                  • Andrea Johnson

                                                                                    Sending you my condolences to you and your family, Lynnette. May your memories of Garry bring you peace and courage during this difficult time.
                                                                                    Garry was an amazing Rotarian and even better person. He loved his family and community. Will never forget the times spent on the island in Summit Lake during our Rotary picnics, and rescuing me from the frogs in my kayak when I paddled over to see you that summer day for lunch. 🙂 Sending lots of love and hugs your way.

                                                                                    • Afshin Shams

                                                                                      I reported to Garry for a short period of time in Prince George. He was always generous and kind, my thoughts are with you and your family.

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