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In memory of
Harold Wilson Howatson
September 04, 1925 – February 24, 2023 - 97 years old
On Friday, February 24, 2023, surrounded by infinite love, and in the warm embrace of his family, Harold Wilson Howatson passed into the Divine mystery, and the life ever after.
Harold was pre-deceased by his beloved wife Joan Fairservice. Passing before him were his parents Weston and Alice Howatson, and siblings Percival, Mary, Lester, Dorothy, James, Ethel, Everett, and Annie.
Harold was deeply embedded in the lives of his children, who provided him with his greatest joy. His love had no bounds and to his last day he strove to make things easier for Barbara (Jean-Jacques), Ross (Leslie), and Linda (Alfonso). He leaves an immensely loved granddaughter Julieanne (Chris).
Harold leaves many nieces and nephews with memories of his warm smile and good nature, but especially, Janet Howatson (Ray), Joanne Howatson (Kim), and Eileen Pidgeon (James).
Harold lived a full and happy life, 97 years, all of them in Black Cape and New Richmond. He was a devoted Christian and an integral part of St. Andrew’s United Church. His faith sustained him in difficult times.
Harold’s real passion bloomed when he retired from the mill, and he established his wood working shop. His favourite season was spring, as it was a promise of new life. He had a tremendous sense of humour. He always had a ready smile for everyone, too beautiful to forget.
All his life, Harold exemplified kindness, fairness, broadmindedness, and gratitude. He was humble, too humble to accept the wonderful and special person he was. He was selfless, brave, and loving. His entire life he strove to make things better for his children, and those around him, and for that we are eternally grateful.

For those who wish, donations to either Fondation Sante Baie des Chaleurs, at Fondationsantebdc.com, the Richmond Manor Memorial Fund at 196 Perron Blvd Ouest, New Richmond, QU G0C 2B0, or the charity of your choice.

The family will receive your condolences at the Henri Thibodeau Funeral Home on Sunday, March 5th, 2023 from 2 pm to 4 pm.
The funeral will be celebrated on Monday, March 6th, 2023 at Saint Andrew's United Church in New Richmond at 2 pm.
Please take note that on the day of the funeral, there are no visitations at the funeral home.
Message from Alida Pagliarello Rose March 12, 2023

Our deepest condolences to Linda, Alfonso and the family. I know how devoted you were to him. Losing a parent is always difficult even after a long and blessed life.
May your memories comfort you during this time.

May he rest in peace


Alida & Ron

Message from Christina and Ed Leo March 10, 2023

Our deepest condolences to you and your family. We will remember Harold and your mom with fondness. They made our trip to the east coast one we will never forget. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Message from Linda Goulard March 06, 2023

So sorry for your loss. Sending our deepest sympathies.

Linda and Rick

Message from Noëlla Bélanger March 05, 2023

My sincere condolences to Harold's immediate family and to the Howatson and Fairservice families.



Sincerely, Noëlla.

Message from Antonia and Rob March 05, 2023

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss

Antonia and Rob

Message from Catherine and Paul Corriveau March 05, 2023

Our sincere condolences to you Linda and to your entire family. Your Father was very cherished by you all very much and he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Message from Mitzi Ross and Alan Sandeman March 04, 2023

Our sincere condolences on you Dad’s passing. Growing up I always enjoyed visiting with you Dad. I have very fond memories of him and your Mum. I’m sure all the wonderful memories you have of him will help sustain you at this difficult time.

Sachez que dans le deuil vous n'êtes pas seuls puisque vous pouvez compter sur notre sincère amitié.

Veuillez accepter nos plus sincères condoléances.

Message from Rebecca Burt March 03, 2023

My sincerest condolences to you all for the loss of your father and grandfather. May the fond memories you have together bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts.

Message from Stew and Lynn Ross March 03, 2023

Harold was a kind and loving man who always welcomed others warmly. His woodworking creativity and mechanical know-how left all in awe of his cleverness and skill. He and Joan were a beautiful couple who valued family and treasured their time with loved ones. We will always have a special place in our hearts for both Harold and Joan as they have left us with many cherished memories. Much love to Barbara, Ross and Linda. May time and wonderful memories offer you some solace in the days ahead.

Message from Lee & Gloria Sinclair March 03, 2023

Our sincere condolences to the family, on the passing of your father and grandfather.It was always a pleasure to have a chat with Harold.

Message from March 03, 2023

Our sincere condolences to the family, on the passing of your father and grandfather.It was always a pleasure to have a chat with Harold.

Message from Marg Lockyer March 02, 2023

So sorry for your loss Barb, Jean-Jacques & family. Your Dad will be dearly missed, thinking of you all at this sad time.

Message from Jennifer Pagnotta March 02, 2023

Linda, sincere condolences to you and your family. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Hugs.

Message from Kenneth Ward March 02, 2023

Our deepest sympathy to Barbara, Ross, Linda & all the family members.
Kenneth & Christine (Fraser) Ward

Message from Marie Patry & Luc Albert March 02, 2023

Chère Linda, Luc et moi t'offrons nos plus sincères condoléances et pensons à toi et ta famille.

Message from Jane Badets March 02, 2023

My deepest condolences to Linda and her family. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Your father was such a loving and strong presence in your lives, and may this provide you comfort.

Message from Ruby Schryburt March 02, 2023

Barbara Please accept my sincere sympathy at the loss of your beloved Father.

Message from Johanne Denis March 02, 2023

Linda, mes plus sincères condoléances, mes pensées t’accompagnent en ces moments difficiles.

Message from Margaret March 02, 2023

Linda, my deepest condolences on passing of your father. My thoughts are with you

Message from Emily & Steve Burt March 01, 2023

Linda, Barbara, Julieanne and Ross,
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your father/grandfather. Harold was a very personable man whom we took a liking to as soon as we met him. He did indeed have a very contagious smile that lit up a room.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and extended families during this difficult time. May your fond memories bring you solace during this emotional time.
Emily and Steve

Message from Elmina Wedge March 01, 2023

Sincere condolences on your loss. Such a lovely tribute to your loving Dad and gentleman. Special thoughts to Joanne and Janet!

Message from Linda Tozer/Edgar Ritchie March 01, 2023

Condolences to the family

Message from Lisa Bobechko March 01, 2023

Our deepest condolences to you, Ross and Leslie, and your entire family. A life well lived. Love from Lisa Bobechko and family. Hugs!!

Message from Michel Dion et Jackie Cyr February 28, 2023

Condolences to the family.

Message from The Cresta Family February 28, 2023

Our deepest condolences for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!

Message from Arlene February 28, 2023

My sincere sympathy to all of the Family, thinking of you at this time.

Message from Elaine Sexton February 28, 2023

What a beautiful tribute to your dad. On behalf of my mother, Ethel, and my Sexton family, we extend our deepest condolences to all of you at this sad time. Mr. Howatson was certainly a big part of the Manor and he will be missed by all.

Message from Helene Campbell February 28, 2023

Sincere sympathies to the family. My prayers are with you all at this sad time.

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