It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Richard (Rick) Howey on Monday, October 7th, 2019 at the Pinawa Hospital surrounded by his family and close friends. After battling with Crohn’s Disease for most of his adult life he succumbed to kidney failure.
Predeceased by his mother and father, Gladys and Reg Howey, and his in-laws Doreen and James Martin, Rick is survived by his wife of 50 years Suzanne and his much loved children; daughter Kim (Glenn Wark) and granddaughter Stephanie; son Blair (Julie Jones) and grandchildren Nicholas, Rebecca and Matthew; and his daughter Jennifer and her partner Patrick Malabre and her children Mckenzie and Hannah Forster. His grandchildren were his pride and joy. He is also survived by his sister Barbara (Howard) Buffie and nieces Laura (Jeff), Carolyn, and Heather (Dana) and special sister-in-law Helen Martin and husband Rick Campbell of Vancouver, also long time childhood friend Stan and his wife Susan Wood who have been a great support throughout his many ups and downs with his Crohn’s disease.
Rick was born January 23, 1947 at St. Boniface Hospital and grew up in St. Vital living on Hull Avenue, attending Glenlawn Collegiate. After high school he worked for Bank of Montreal and then followed in his father’s footsteps and became a scale mechanic and eventually became maintenance supervisor/ purchasing co-ordinator until the time of his retirement with Dominion Malting (now known as Malteurop).
Rick & Suzanne moved to the Lac du Bonnet area in 2008 where after retirement Rick enjoyed the quiet life.
Many thanks to Dr. Bruneau of Lac du Bonnet for his long-time care and Dr. Williams and nursing staff at Pinawa Hospital emergency for their care and concern for Rick and compassion for his family.
“No greater love than the enduring tender love…
of one drunken friend for another.”
Uncle Stan, thank you for being dad’s friend.
Cremation has taken place and as per Rick’s request there will be no funeral service. A private family gathering has been held.
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Barbara and Howard Buffie
Suzanne and family,
Howard and I share in your grief and send our heartfelt condolences to all of you.
Rick was a wonderful brother, and he possessed a kind and joyful soul. He was a man of integrity. I will miss him greatly. Barb.
I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad kim’! My thoughts are with you and your family. Hugs to you all
Our condolences to the family and to Kim and S & G from Anne Sherwin and Kenshin
Graham and Donna Laughton and family
Our sincere condolences to Suzanne and all your family. We were very shocked to hear of Rick’s passing. Rick and I grew up together and had a friendship for over 65 years. We enjoyed visiting when we were back in Winnipeg. We will be thinking about all of you at this very difficult time.
Graham and Donna Laughton and family, Sherwood Park, AB
Bob and Muriel Kenyon
So sorry to hear of Rick’s death. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. He was a reliable, trustworthy, hard working employee even though his health was challenging at times. It was a pleasure to work with him.
We were always glad to meet you and Rick and be greeted so warmly on social occasions.
Blessings to you and your family as you adjust to your loss.
Sincere condolences on the passing of Rick.I had the pleasure of working with him for a number of years at the malting plant.
So sad to hear of Rick’s passing. Suzanne, Kim, Blair, Jennifer and families we send our hugs and prayers. Please accept our condolences. We have not seen you all for quite some time but always remember your family as great neighbours in the apartment on St. Anne’s Road. May your wonderful memories help to sustain you in your grief. Love from the Baksh family, Jim, Lorraine, Shakira and Neal