Robert Russell Howard

Robert (Bob) Russell Howard, World War II veteran, Alcan retiree and 51 year resident of Kitimat passed away on Friday, May 6, 2005 at age 81.

Bob is survived by Violet, his devoted wife of 54 years and their five children; Clyde, Brenda Jay (Les), Nadine, Melanie (Keith) and Sherri. He is also survived by his grandhcildren Richelle, Jayson, Chelsea, Chynna, Paul, Donavin, Mia and great-granddaughter Kylee. Bob will be sadly missed by his sisters Betty-Jean, Eileen and brother Patrick.

Bob enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1943 and served his country during World War II. He worked for Alcan for 32 years, beginning as a welder in 1954 and retiring from his position as Foreman of 227 in 1986. Bob enjoyed making woodworking projects for his family (especially his grandchildren) and friends. For many years, Bob and his wife Violet vacationed annually in Acapulco, Mexico. Bob was well known for his keen sense of humour. We will miss his many funny stories and laughter.

A special heartfelt thanks is extended to his neighbours, friends, Kitimat General Hospital’s Homecare Nurses, Aides and Palliative Care Staff who helped him in his battle with caner.

A Celebration of Life with reception was held on Friday, May 13 at the First United Church.

If desired, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation or to the Palliative Care Unit of Kitimat General Hospital.