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.
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Christina and Hudson Reid saysJanuary 8, 2022 at 10:58 pm
Pop, Nan, Uncle Ern, Aunt Maude and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Aunt Irene will always be with you in your hearts and and memories. Lots of hugs and love to you all.
Rosena and Cyril Barron saysJanuary 8, 2022 at 11:08 pm
Gordon and family,we are so sorry for your loss. You all are in your thoughts and prayers at this time. I have some wonderful memories of Aunt Irene, which I will carry with me always.
Debbie Williams saysJanuary 9, 2022 at 6:10 pm
Condolences to Derrick, Lori, and all the family.
Wareham Family saysJanuary 9, 2022 at 7:11 pm
Neighbours & Friends, From Our Family to Yours: Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Glenda & Cecil Lockyer saysJanuary 10, 2022 at 12:55 pm
Our deepest sympathy to Derrick and family. Have fond memories of her and the whole family!
Gordon and Ruby Giles saysJanuary 10, 2022 at 9:40 pm
Thinking of you all at this sad
time. Sending our condolences to all the family.
Ron & Elaine Tremblett saysJanuary 10, 2022 at 11:07 pm
Derrick & family, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. She was such a wonderful loving person & we’re glad we got to see her when we were back there in August. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this time.
Vera Mitchell saysJanuary 12, 2022 at 9:02 pm
Derrick, Meta, Gordon, and Ernest,
Sorry to hear of Irene’s passing. I remember her well while we were all living in Best’s Harbour, Tack’s Beach.
She was a lovely person.
Vera (Brown) Mitchell
Dianne Flynn saysJanuary 18, 2022 at 4:19 am
So very sorry to hear of aunt Irene’s passing.. She was such a gentle and kind soul ..Aunt Irene and Uncle John always made me so welcome in their home. RIP. It was my pleasure to have known her. Brian and Dianne. Tks for the lobster..
Deborah Beck saysJanuary 16, 2022 at 10:31 am
Derrick, Lori, Meta Maud Ernest and Gordon,
Derrick, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I remember seeing her at Ernest and Sadie’s when we visited them so many years ago. I hope your special memories of her will bring comfort to you and all the family.
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