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Roger Howse

Roger Howse

March 16th, 1930 May 19th, 2020

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Obituary for Roger Roland Howse

ROGER ROLAND HOWSE
1930 - 2020

Roger Roland Howse passed away suddenly in the early morning of May 19th, 2020 with some close family nearby. He was born March 16th 1930 to Caroline and Thomas Howse and spent all 90 of his years living in the great town of Grand Falls-Windsor. He worked for many years in the accounting and managerial side of the pulp and paper mill but is best known throughout the community for his contribution to sports over the years. Although he was an excellent athlete, his career was cut short due to injuries. However, this dedication poured over into his countless hours of coaching and volunteering in the local sporting community, mainly in hockey and baseball. He was essential in growing minor hockey in both Grand Falls-Windsor and served as head of minor hockey in the province. Roger was a member of the NL Baseball Hall of Fame, NL Sports Hall of Fame and NL Hockey Hall of Fame (along with his son Don - a rare father and son achievement).
As a leader in the community, he was looked up to by many. Roger was a loving husband, father and grandfather who always put family first. He loved to pass on his wealth of wisdom and was known for his quick wit and sense of humour. His later years were defined by his love/hate relationship with the Blue Jays and chatting with the pedestrians of Memorial Avenue while sipping a drink with his lovely Lilly on the front porch of their home. He will be deeply missed by family and friends alike. He is survived by the love of his life Lillian; sons Thomas (Elida) and Donald; daughter Joanne; as well as his six grandchildren: Jon, Jordan, Chelsea, Chad, Carly and Iain.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a private family service will take place. Donations may be made in Roger's memory to the Lionel Kelland Hospice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jim Maidment of Central Funeral Homes.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a private family service will be held. Donations may be made in his memory to the Lionel Kelland Hospice.

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Valerie Goodyear and Butch Pinsent

Lil, Don, Tom, Joanne & families,
I’ve just heard of Rogers passing & want to give you all my condolences during this difficult time. I would sometimes meet your Dad on his walk to work & enjoyed the conversations since we both were walking the same direction...always such a gentleman! Remember...what you hold in memory will be yours forever. God Bless

Valerie Goodyear and Butch Pinsent
Comment | Posted at 07:35pm via Condolence
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Sean Knight

To the Howse family. I just heard of Rogers passing and was saddened to hear. My cousin, Glenn Saunders and I, when we were teenagers would hang out at the tennis courts by the curling club waiting to get a court when one of the seniors would get off. Most nights while waiting, more seniors would show up and we often wouldn’t get on until close to dark. When Roger and Clar were there they would play a few singles games and then always invited us on for a few games of doubles. That was the late 80’s and while we were good, young and full of energy we couldn’t beat those guys (even thou at the time we thought they were over the hill). We learned a lot from those two gentlemen who always treated us as equals. RIP Mr. Howse, you won’t be forgotten.
Comment | Posted at 02:20pm via Condolence
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Eric & Rosemary Adams

Lillian and the Howse Family,
We were so saddened to learn of Roger's passing. We have very fond memories of our time spent with him and Lillian (mostly in Florida). Always the gentleman with a great sense of humor and just a pleasure to be in his company. Rest in peace Roger.

Eric & Rosemary Adams
Comment | Posted at 07:13pm via Condolence
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RuthElford

Lill and family, Reg and I are so very sorry to hear of Rogers passing. We have such wonderful memories of our trip to Sarasota but even better as neighbors . Roger had a special way to make everyone smile, even as I write, I find myself grinning. A special gift. Our love to you and sincerest condolences from us both.
Comment | Posted at 04:39pm via Condolence
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Ed Macdonald


AS A KID I GREW UP WITH ROGER AS MY NEXT
DOOR NEIGHBOR.ROGER WAS 12 YEARS OLDER
THAN ME.HE WOULD GIVE ME HIS SPORTS MAGAZINES AFTER HE READ THEM.I WOULD CUT OUT THE PICTURES.
ROGER WAS AND STILL IS A HERO TO ME.
I AM VERY SADDENED BY HIS LEAVING US.
I AM SURE HE HAS JOINED HIS HEROS NOW..
REST IN PEACE ROGER
ED MACDONALD

Comment | Posted at 07:59pm via Condolence
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