William Frank HOWARD

HOWARD, William Frank

Passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at the age of 83. Survived by his loving wife Thelma Howard; three daughters: Deborah (Jim), Judith (Bill), Carol; two sons: Michael and Richard; 15 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Bill will be missed by a special grandson Jason, brother-in-law Lenord Samuelson and many dear friends, especially Bill Tymkiw who took over his business. During Bill’s young life he owned and operated Gariboldi Lodge & Trail Rides at Black Tusk Meadows at Garibaldi. He took over Bel-Craft Woodworks and amalgamated it to form Bel-Par Industries, which became Bill Tymkiw’s company. He loved his boat, “Bill’s Little Toot” and the fishing he did with his very special grandson, Jason, at Deka Lake. Bill also enjoyed being his wife’s passenger in their motor home, travelling across Canada and the USA. He enjoyed all his grandchildren and his special angel, great granddaughter Kylie. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, June 21st at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC, 4-1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9M9. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.