L-R: Mrs. Helen Hoover, Brother Charl;es Pratt, Mr. John T. Howgate, and Mrs. Howgate (Jesslyn)- 8-27-2,016
I am deeply saddened that my wonderful, devoted teacher (and Driver's Ed Instructor was called Home, but I have such fond memories, and I am certain that t he Good Lord has welcomed him with opened-arms: "Well done, my good and faithful servant!" I was so honored to see and chat with Mr. Howgate and to meet his wife, Jesslyn, on August 27, 2,016 (NK Class of '66 50th Class Reunion)! I was so thrilled and filled with joy, when he had called me aside and said: "Charlie, we were coming back from Bremerton - I was at the wheel in Driver's Ed, alone with him - and I had asked you what the requirements were for becoming a Religious Brother of the Good Shepherd, and you had answered that the first requirement was that you had to be CATHOLIC!" He said that he really had a good chuckle out of that answer! I had told him, just before graduating from North Kitsap HIgh (1967) that I was going to enter The Brothers of the Good Shepherd - care for the poor, Homeless, Handicapped, etc. I, too, remember how he got a good laugh out of my "first requirement" answer! Also, I treasure a little picture of the Pope, which he sent to me - one he had taken of him, in Rome. I also treasure his precious note, which came with that picture. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Rest-in-Peace, my special and devoted teacher, Mr. John Thomas Howgate!
Bro. Charles Pratt, O.H.