HOWLETT, Gregory Thomas It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Gregory Thomas Howlett in a tragic accident on November 7th. Greg was a devoted husband to wife Joanne for almost 33 cherished years. Daughters, Alysha and Jennifer were the apples of his eye. His only brother, Ronald David Howlett will forever miss his 'little' brother. He will be greatly missed by family, friends and co-workers. Greg was an avid water skier and spent every weekend on the water at Lake Cowichan. He was so excited to see his dreams starting to come true; building a home at Lake Cowichan and spending summers boating and water skiing with the family. Greg was waiting for the day to cherish the simple pleasures of a Corona on the dock at the end of the day. Unfortunately his dreams were cut tragically short. Greg was always active and dedicated to physical fitness. More recently working out was way to manage the stress of losing his father Clifford Howlett, his Aunt Gladys Deveau, as well as the family dog Sage. Greg was a dedicated and loyal employee, site superintendent for Island West Coast developments. He recently completed the Country Grocer store on Bowen Road in Nanaimo. He was always concerned about his employees and made sure they had the right tools to get the job done. Greg will be remembered for being selfless and putting others needs first. He always found a way to make things better, his humour, and his smile would light up your day. The family would like to thank the angels, who helped at the scene of the accident, for calling emergency services and helping Joanne in such a traumatic experience. Honey Forbes, the coroner, and Sharon Driscoll at Cowichan Valley Hospital, helped to manage the family's nightmare. The family requests that in lieu of followers that donation be made to Type 1 diabetes. There will be a notice in the paper for a celebration of life, to be held later on in Nanaimo. We will all raise a Corona in fondest memory and Greg would say No lime! We will have Cajun nuts on the side. He saved the corn nuts for Jen and shared his dark chocolate with Alysha.
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Published in Victoria Times-Colonist from Nov. 11 to Nov. 14, 2012