At age 90, Howard Edward Stonehouse quietly passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Baycrest, in Toronto. Loving husband of Margaret Stonehouse for 67 years, Howard devoted his long and abundant life to his adoring wife, family and selfless community service.
A proud grandfather to Cameron, Andrew, Adam and Beth, and inspirational father to Jim and Mary (after whom his beloved yacht “Jimary” was named – OK; it was just a 20’ runabout and for Howard it was the QEII, but much faster). Howard’s life was also enriched by the love and affection extended by Janet Stonehouse (mother of Cameron and Andrew) and Mary’s ever-supportive husband and father of Adam and Beth, David Fournier.
A long-serving member of the Weston Lions Club, Howard was a steadfast and generous volunteer. He lived his values with the courage of his convictions. Exemplifying dignity and integrity, he believed in decency, fairness and fair play, and one’s obligation to serve others.
Inseparable from and reliant upon his loving wife, Margaret, Howard took enormous pride in the upkeep of his home in Weston, and his latest immaculately maintained Buick. Howard loved the sun, and lived for hot, sunny days whether here in Ontario, or in his travels with Margaret in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Florida, Nova Scotia or Hawaii.
Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road (north of Lawrence Ave. W.) Weston, on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 12 noon until time of the service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, if you choose to do so, in memoriam contributions may be made to the Weston Lions Club c/o Sandy Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling him at 416-825-3124.