Howard William LAKE

LAKE, Howard William - Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, in his 98th year at Parkwood Mennonite Home, Waterloo, ON. Devoted husband of over 76 years to Viva Florence Lake (nee Cryderman). Beloved father of Mary Jane Lennox (Duncan) and Donald Howard Lake (predeceased 1971). Cherished grandfather of James Howard Lake, Timothy Hugh Lake, Tiffany Jane Lennox and Kelly Elizabeth Lennox (Rob MACDonald). Proud Poppa of his great-grandchildren Martina, Sarah, Logan, Callum, Lawson and Audrey. Howard was the last surviving member of his family, predeceased by his parents Wilmot and Martha Lake and his siblings Blanche Sellers, George and Gerald Lake who all grew up on the family farm at RR2 Pefferlaw, ON (Egypt). Howard and Viva worked the family farm for 20 years. He then worked as an inspector for the Department of Highways and retired after 24 years of service. After retiring Howard and Viva moved to Elmira, ON. to be closer to Mary Jane and family, spending winters in Florida. A special thank you to the staff of Parkwood Mennonite Home for the loving care and attention. A memorial service will take place at Forrest and Taylor Funeral Home, Dalton Road, Sutton West, ON. on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. There will be a visitation from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Parkwood Mennonite Home would be much appreciated and can be made through the funeral home.

Funeral Home

Forrest & Taylor Funeral Home
20846 Dalton Road Sutton West, ON L0E 1R0
(905) 722-3274

Published in the Toronto Star on Jan. 5, 2013