Emily Howat

Obituary of Emily Eileen Howat

Emily Eileen Howat of Calgary passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 8, 2006 surrounded by her loving family at the age of 91 years. Emily, known as Lee to her close friends, was born on November 22, 1914 to Henry and Sara Baker in Winnipeg, MB. She was the Dominion of Canada Fencing Champion in her early twenties and excelled in all she participated in. She loved entertaining both family and friends and devoted herself to caring for those she loved and those in need. Emily was her grandchildren’s biggest fan; attending all of their many dance, singing and band recitals. Emily leaves to remember her with loving memories, her daughter, Cheryl; son Doug; and daughter-in-law Gena Howat, all of Calgary; grandchildren, Caralee (D’Arcy) Costello of Calgary, Christa Howat (Brent Nolan) of Brisbane, Australia, and Michelle Cusson of Montreal, QC. She is also lovingly remembered by her brother-in-law, Robert Hiley of Vancouver, B.C.; and numerous nieces, nephews and old friends. Emily was predeceased by her husband, Lt. Col. Douglas C. Howat in 1983; brothers, Norman and Russell Baker; sister, Helene Hiley; and daughters, Carolee and Brenda Howat. She will now join them to watch over all of her family. Her strength and spirit and unconditional love lives on in all whose hearts and lives she touched. A Celebration of Emily’s Life will be held at Young United Church (222 Furby St., Winnipeg, MB R3C 2A7 Telephone: (204)-783-0128) on Friday, August 11, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Eleanor Geib, Presider. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to either the Shriner’s Hospitals For Children, c/o Al Azhar Shrine Temple, 5225 – 101ST St. N.W., Calgary, AB T3L 1S4 Telephone: (403) 239-0030, or to the West Broadway Community Ministry, 222 Furby St., Winnipeg, MB R3C 2A7. The family gratefully acknowledges the care Emily received at the Beverly Centre Lake Midnapore, and a special thank-you to Marsada, Grace, and Paolo. Many thanks to Dr. D. Gill, Dr. G. Haywood, and Dr. R. Mayrhoffer for never giving up on “our tough old bird!” Also, the family extends sincere thanks to the E.R. Staff of the Rockyview General Hospital, especially Kelly B. and Marie for the care and compassion shown to Emily and her family. In living memory of Emily Howat, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.
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