‘Art’ Howald passed away on December 11th, 2013, at the age of 73. Left to cherish his memories are his wife Sandra; his children Jeff (Shirley), Alan, Barry (Terri); his four grandchildren Matthew, Ethan, Trevor and David; and his previous wife Dorothy. Also grieving the loss of their brother are siblings Joseph Howald, Rozella Bedard, Lorna Guay, Emerson Howald, Islay Anderson and William Howald.
Born on September 16, 1940 in Ashfield Township, Huron County, Ontario to Ida Mae (Marriott) and Worden Howald, Art was one of nine children. He spent his life working with the Airforce which brought him to Comox, B.C. and Edmonton, AB. Also a business owner he later retired in Hay Lakes, AB.
Art was predeceased by his parents, his sister Valma and brother Harold. Art enjoyed exceptional health throughout his life however he lost his brief but courageous battle with Leukemia this year. Special thank you to Dr. Zhu and her team at the University of Alberta Hospital as well as the chemo clinic at St. Mary’s for their care and compassion. At Art’s request no funeral services were held. Contributions in his memory can be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.