On this day heaven has gained another angel. Irene Howell, formerly from Garden Cove, passed away peacefully at the Lions Manor in Placentia at the age of 87. Irene was born and raised in Best’s Harbour on Tacks Beach, Placentia Bay. She had many stories of life, the good and the hard times. Irene had a sharp memory, she was able to recall hundreds of names and birthdays of family & friends in the community. She married the love of her life John Howell, on August 12,1957 at the Garden Cove United Church. Irene loved the community of family and many friends. She was a kind and loving soul devoting her time to the church. She was an active member of the choir for many years. Her involvement with the UCW was the highlight of her life. She loved socializing and visiting the sick & elderly, not only in Garden Cove, but in the surrounding communities. Irene’s favourite passion was catching trout with her son Derrick. They walked through the marshy fields to many ponds, her favourite being the mountain hill where she landed dozens of trout with her bamboo pole. Irene blessed everyone during her long life with her kind and nurturing spirit. She will be missed dearly but never forgotten.
Irene was predeceased by her husband John Howell, her parents Ernest & Sarah Reid, siblings Hazel, Blanche, Harold, Annie, Sylvia, Jean, Ruth, Sadie and Elsie. Leaving to mourn her son, Derrick (Lori); sister, Meta Beasley; brothers,Ernest & Gordon (Ethel) Reid; grandchild Jordon (Tanis) and 2 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and numerous friends. Viewing will take place from Fewer’s Funeral Home in Clarenville on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 from 10 A.M. -12 noon. Service to follow from Fewer’s Memorial Chapel, Clarenville, on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. Interment to follow at the Garden Cove, United Cemetery. In keeping with COVID regulations vaxx pass is required for visitation and for the funeral service. If you would like to attend the visitation or the funeral service please text Derrick at (780)837-6050 or Lori at (780)837-6034. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Garden Cove Cemetery Fund.