Evelyn Howe

HOWE _ Evelyn Matilda 1922 - 2006 Sacred to the Memory of Evelyn Matilda Howe Who departed this life in Regina on April 29, 2006 in the 85th year of her age. She is now with the Angels in Paradise! Evelyn Matilda Howe was born February 6, 1922, on her parents' farm/ranch south of Lafleche and north of Wood Mountain in southern Saskatchewan, the fifth daughter and seventh child of Martin Charles Howe and his wife, Florence Cordelia Long. Evelyn was predeceased by her beloved parents, Martin and Florence Howe, by her beloved siblings: Donald, Martin (RCAF, World War II), Patrick, and Tom Howe (QC), Thelma Carefoot-Mowat and Anne Caragata; by her dear sisters-in-law: Lorraine Howe and Frances Howe Caragata; by her dear brothers-in-law: Mervon Carefoot, Ted Caragata, Louis Nagel, and Walter Otto; by her dear niece, Betty Carefoot and her husband Alec Osvath; and by her dear nephews: Larry Carefoot, Robert McFarlane, and Wayne Nagel. Evelyn is survived by her beloved siblings: Mabel Otto of Gladstone, MB, Shirley Nagel of Regina, SK, John Howe (RCAF, World War II), of Nanaimo, BC, Bill (Barb) Howe of the Howe Ranch, Glentworth, SK, and James (Anne) Howe of Assiniboia, SK; and by dear sisters-in-law, Della Howe of Regina, SK, and Barb Howe of Lethbridge, AB; by dear brother-in-law Sylvester Mowat of Gladstone, MB; by the following nieces and nephews: Verla (Dave) McFarlane of Winnipeg, Dr. Jack (Christine) Carefoot of Lethbridge, Clifford (Terri) Carefoot of Winnipeg, Sherre (Clyde) Walker of Snow Lake, MB, Dale Martin Howe Caragata and LynnMarie Mackay of Toronto, Ken (Linda) Otto and Tom (Verna) Otto of Gladstone, MB, Valerie (Daryl) Ford of Glenboro, MB, Gary (Wendee) Otto of Calgary, Bette (Trayton) Adair of Toronto, Bonnie Nagel, Linda (Larry) Wright, and Don (Linda) Nagel, all of Regina, Rae (Barb) Howe of Saskatoon, Marty Howe of Nanaimo, Pat (Brenda) Howe of Olympia, Washington, Lorrie (Alex) Chepovetsky of Toronto, Gord Howe of the Howe Ranch, Glentworth, SK, Steve (Denise) Howe of Medicine Hat, Darcy (Lana) Howe of Carlyle, SK, Lonnie (Lori) Howe of Medicine Hat, Billy-Jo Howe and Jim Howe of Regina, Dr. Rick Howe of Moscow, Idaho, Dr. Tami (Greg) Plosker of Brisbane, Australia, Dalton (Sherrill) Howe, David (Brenda) Howe, and Barbara (Don) Lamont, all of Lethbridge, Larry (Wendy) Howe of Thompson, MB, Kelly (Lynn) Howe of Fir Mountain, SK, Lesley (Kim) Gavelin of Manor, SK, and Shannon (Glenn) Pritchard of Shellbrook, SK; and by a multitude of dear great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews and a host of dear cousins. Evelyn Howe was descended paternally from the Haugens (surname changed to Howe in USA and Canada) of Etne, and the Amlands of Tysnes Island, both in Hordaland, Norway, and maternally from the Van Tassels of Sleepy Hollow, New York, from Chief Wyandance of the Montauk Indians of Long Island, NY, and from the Longs of Longfield House, Cashel, Tipperary, and the Moores of Barne Park, Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland (through whom she was descended from the Royal Houses of Plantagenet and Tudor - from Kings Edward III and Henry VII). Evelyn was raised on the Howe Family farm and ranch south of Lafleche, Saskatchewan and attended Happy Hill School in Wood River and graduated from Grade 12 at Lafleche High School in 1939 and from Normal School in Regina in 1940. A gifted teacher who loved children, Evelyn's career spanned more than forty years. During World War II, after teaching a year in a rural school in Saskatchewan, Evelyn and her sister Mabel headed East in 1942 to work at a war plant in Toronto until 1944, when Evelyn returned to teaching - one year at school in Ogilvie, Manitoba, and then six years with the Regina Public Schools. In 1951, Evelyn moved to Calgary where she taught (with few breaks in between) until her retirement in 1984. She completed her B. Ed degree at the University of Alberta in Edmonton in 1958 and in 1959, Evelyn went over to Germany and taught there for two years at the Canadian Forces NATO Base School in Soest. She topped her teaching career with her final posting as Assistant Principal of the Logos Christian School in Calgary. In the late 1990s, Evelyn decided to return to her native province and retired to Regina, to be close to her family. An intelligent, sensitive and beautiful woman, Evelyn, a member of the United Church, was possessed of a warm, vibrant personality and an infectious laughter. She loved music with all her heart and soul and sang and played the piano beautifully and there was nothing she liked better than a family singsong and she even compiled booklets containing the lyrics of the Howe Family's favourite melodies. Her resonant voice lent itself well to the public speaking, both at education and family functions. With no children of her own, Evelyn's maternal instincts focused lovingly on her many nieces and nephews and the children of her dearest friends. Evelyn's life was filled with many joyful and wondrous occasions, such as her parents' Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1963, the two Howe Family Reunions in 1991 and 2000, and the memorable voyage to Ireland in 1985, when with her sisters Anne and Shirley, she set foot inside Longfield House, her mother's ancestral mansion in Tipperary and met and visited with cousins there. Throughout the years, Evelyn spent many memorable summer and Christmas vacations with her beloved family in Regina, Gladstone and Lethbridge and down at the Howe Ranch and Poplar Hill Piedmontese Ranch south of Glentworth, SK. During the 1980s and 1990s, she enjoyed wintering down in Phoenix, often with friends and members of the family. Despite being a thoroughly modern gal, Evelyn's love of family was delightfully traditional and old fashioned - her family consisted of her parents, grandparents, siblings, in-laws, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews and cousins and friends. We, the members of the Martin and Florence Howe Family will always cherish the memory of our darling Evelyn Matilda. She loved us all so much and we all loved and adored her in return. A Celebration of Evelyn's life will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. in Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK with Rev. Marjorie Kent, officiating. Interment to follow in Riverside Memorial Park. www.victoriaavenuefuneral.com . Arrangements entrusted to VICTORIA AVENUE FUNERAL HOME, Regina. Telephone: 1-306-761-2727.

Funeral Home

Victoria Avenue Funeral Home and Cremati
2080 Victoria Ave E Regina, SK S4N7B9
(306) 761-2727

Published in The Calgary Herald on May 3, 2006