HOWARD LEONARD FORTIER
Born: January 23rd, 1956
Passed in: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: June 5th, 2012
Howard passed away peacefully at the age of 56, at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home with his family by his side.
He is survived by his loving parents, Myrt and Leonard Fortier; sister Debora (Wayne) Ross; brothers Fred (Mary) Fortier, Willi Fortier, Greg (Elizabeth) Fortier, Thomas Fortier and Vern (Donna) Fortier; nieces Kerri-jo (TJ) Fortier, Angie (Ben) Rainer, Charli (Justin) Fortier, Kylie Fortier, Erica Fortier; nephews Brandon Ross, Monty (Dallas) Ross, Adam Adams and Lanny (Lizzie) Fortier; great niece Joy Rainer and great nephews Linden Ross, Kallen Ross, Thunder Fortier-Camillie, Ty Rainer and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Howard loved his nephews and nieces, "Uncle Howie" will be missed. He was the most generous and compassionate person to all. Also will be missed is his helpful advice.
Howard worked in the logging industry as an operator as well as the Simpcw Fisheries. He graduated from Barriere Secondary School in 1974; he won many awards for his excellent skills as a basket ball player. Fastball was another sport he excelled in playing for the Chu Chua Chiefs. His favourite pastime was cheering on the Toronto Maple Leafs, BC Lions and the Blue Jays.
No formal service by request, but a Celebration of Life was held in his favourite sanctuary where he spent many hours caring for the gardens. This was held at Chu Chua, BC on June 9, 2012 surrounded by his family and friends.
Thank you to Dr. Collier and nursing staff at 5N and Deb Donald APN at Royal Inland Hospital, and the volunteers and nurses at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home. The compassion and medical care was outstanding in our time of need.
Should friends desire, donations to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9 in memory of Howard would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, 250-374-1454.