Obituary of Patrick Olaf Howe (1930-1999),
of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
(Published Nov 27, 1999, in The Leader-Post, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)
Passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, November 16, 1999, MR. PATRICK O. HOWE, at the age of 69 years, beloved husband of Mrs. Barbara Howe, of Lethbridge. Born in Lafleche, Saskatchewan, on March 18, 1930, Patrick was raised and educated on the family ranch at Lafleche. As a young man, Patrick obtained his private pilots licence and joined the R.C.M.P. (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) taking his training in Regina. He was transferred with the R.C.M.P. to Lethbridge in 1950. He married Barbara Dalton in 1952 in Lethbridge and that same year entered the insurance adjusting business. He was a co-owner of Carbert, Howe, McKeen Adjusters for 30 years. In 1982, he ventured out on his own with his two sons, operating Key Insurance, now known as Schwartz Reliance Insurance and Registry. In later years Patrick remained active with his sons in the business as Company President. Patrick enjoyed raising and racing thoroughbred horses and was a local supporter of Whoop-Up Downs. He was a member of the Lethbridge Elks Club, Lethbridge Curling Club, Henderson Lake Golf Club, Loyal Order of Blue Goose and, in his earlier years, coached Little League baseball. Patrick was a loving husband and dad who took great pride in his grandchildren. Besides his loving wife Barbara, Patrick is survived by a daughter, Barbara (Don) Lamont of Lethbridge; two sons, Dalton (Sheri) Howe and David (Brenda) Howe, both of Lethbridge; five grandchildren, Tara, Tyler, John, Christie and Delane; five sisters, Thelma (Sylvester) Mowat of Gladstone, MB, Anne Caragata of Toronto, Ont., Shirley Nagel of Regina, Evelyn Howe also of Regina, SK, and Mabel (Walt) Otto of Gladstone, MB; four brothers, John Howe of Nanaimo, BC, Bill (Barbara) Howe of Glentworth, SK, Tom (Del) Howe of Regina, SK and Jim (Anne) Howe of Glentworth, SK; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Patrick was predeceased by his parents, Martin and Florence Howe; a brother, Martin; three brothers-in-law, Ted Caragata, Merv Carefoot and Louis Nagel; and a sister-in-law, Lorraine Howe. A Funeral Service was held on November 20, 1999 at the Martin Bros. Riverview Chapel, Lethbridge, with Rev. Larry D. Hankinson officiating. Cremation. In lieu of flowers those who wish to make a donation can do so to a charity of their choice.
Note: Patrick Howe’s mother’s maiden name was Florence Long.