Howard Bertram Forsey

June 1, 1936 to June 1, 2021


Passed peacefully at Chancellor Park where he received special care for his last three years.  Alice feels Thankful, Grateful, and Blessed to have shared life with this wonderful man for 58 years.  Howard was predeceased by his parents Bert and Laura (Anstey) Forsey, his sister Bertha Purchase, his sister-in-law Margaret Forsey, his brother-in-law Allan Dodge, his parents-in-law Leonard and Aletha (Templeman) Butler.

Left with a lifetime of wonderful memories his wife Alice, his sister Jane (Phil) Baker, sister Marie Dodge, brother Lloyd, brother-in-law Walter (June) Butler, niece Desiree Butler and her daughters Delaney and Mckenna, nephew Howard (Marjorie) Purchase and his son Bradley and daughter Stephanie, niece Dawn (Rob) Dunn and their daughter Ashley and son Andrew, nephew David Forsey and his daughter Hayley, nephew Darrin Butler (Patrick Johnson), nephew Derek (Andrea) Butler and their daughter Sofia, and special daughter Jenny and her daughter Heidi in Ontario.

Howard was a Scotiabanker for 40 years, twelve of them in Toronto where he was branch manager at 4 different branches.  The last was Queen and Church where his Secretary, Jenny (from Indonesia) said he was so kind to her she thought of him as her Dad. She never forgets an occasion to remember Dad with greeting cards and phone calls.

Howard was delighted to be transferred back home in late 1980 to be Area Manager.  This meant he would travel the province for the next seven years.  He retired from Churchill Park Branch.

He enjoyed 25 years of retirement watching his garden grow, especially his roses, salmon fishing, and playing golf.

Alice feels Thankful, Grateful, and Blessed for the support of family, many friends and neighbours, especially Peter and Sheri Howell and her niece Desiree who have always been there for her every need.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Thursday, June 3 from 7-9 p.m. and Friday, June 4 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held from St. James United Church, Elizabeth Avenue, on Saturday, June 5 at 11 a.m.  Interment to follow in St. Boniface Anglican Cemetery, Bell Island.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance is limited at St. James United Church.  Please contact Jennifer at 700-6064 between 11am and 4pm if you would like to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Howard’s memory may be made to St. James United Church or St. Cyprian’s-St.Mary’s Anglican Church on Bell Island.



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Howard, Rest In Peace. You were one of a kind & I loved my interactions with you.. condolences to your family!

Dear Alice,
I was so sad to read of Howard’s passing.. However, I am so glad you were able to be with him as he passed from his earthly life into his eternal life with Christ. I am praying the Holy Spirt of God will be a comfort to you during your time of loss.
Love, Dawn and Brian

I am so sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. I am thankful you had some lovely times with him these last few years and many wonderful memories throughout your 58 years of marriage. My heart goes out to you at this sad time.
Love, Deb and Doug

Howard Forsey, June 1, 2021.
Charlie and Valerie Shave send their blessings, love and
prayers. We are asking God to comfort you in the days
ahead as God gives you a new beginning , strength and peace. We know Howard is with Jesus.
ALL OUR LOVE , Charlie and Valerie

Alice, I was so sorry to hear about Howard’s passing. Sincere condolences to you and your family at this very sad time.

So sorry to hear of Howard’s passing! Please accept my sincere condolences, and I pray that the many warm memories will comfort you and bring you peace.

Please accept my sincere condolences as you grieve Howard’s passing . He was truly an exceptional person . May your many wonderful memories help you at this very difficult time.

Alice, so sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. I remember his help and kindness and the pleasant chats when we were working together on the BJMH reunion. You’re in my thoughts at this sad time. May the memories of the wonderful years you had together comfort you now and in the days ahead, With deepest sympathy, Marge

Alice, So sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. Great memories from the many gatherings of years ago. Condolences from Wanda and I.

Alice, so sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. May you find comfort in the many beautiful memories you have,. and strength from the love of family and friends. Sincere condolences from us both. Prayers,

Alice, I am so sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Howard was a true gentleman in all respects. I enjoyed talking to him on Sunday mornings and also respected him when he was chair
Of property.

Alice, sending our deepest condolences and prayers to you. Howard will surely be missed by everyone whose lives he touched over the years. We have fond memories of our time being neighbours and friends to you both.

When I was transferred to Scotiabank’s Queen and Church branch, I was so excited to learn that the manager was a Newfoundlander. Howard was so very friendly and welcoming and I have many fond memories of my time working there. Years later, it was wonderful to reconnect, once again, at St. James United Church… Deepest condolences to you and may God’s love embrace you now and forever. Grace & Tom Difalco.

Deepest condolences in your time of loss. I have wonderful memories of Howard and would describe him as a true gentleman. May your many memories provide some comfort to you at this time and in the days ahead.
Prayers and blessings, Lorna W


Sending heartfelt condolences to Alice and family. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Jim and Mary Monster

Sending lots of love and light at this difficult time. It was a joy hearing stories about Howard growing up with his family. Especially hearing about his character and the kind man he was. Our deepest sympathies to everyone in the family xo May God comfort you and may you share in the wonderful love and memories

Alice and families, sorry to hear of Howard’s passing, our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Cynthia and Gerry

My condolences on Howard’s passing. I had many pleasant conversations at the golf club. Howard was the consummate gentleman and I was enjoyed our chats immensely. I remember Howard with fondness. God bless.

Alice and all the Forsey family. Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Howard. I have a lot of great memories when Howard was my area Manager during my time in Corner Brook. It was always a pleasure to see him. Rest In Peace my friend.

I am a retired scotiabanker but I never worked directly with Mr. Forsey. However I am married to Robert Forsey {his dad Phillip from Grand Bank] so Howard and I had a few discussions of a possible connection there. It is a pleasure to have met you Alice and I’m sorry for your loss after so many years together.

So very sorry to read this morning of Howard’s passing. Thinking of you today and remembering, ironically, our last meeting at Flower Service.

Condolences on your loss. I always enjoyed time and many laughs with Uncle Howard over the years. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Alice as you already know via email, I’m profoundly saddened to learn of Howard’s passing and more saddened that I’m away from the city and cannot share personally in your sadness. The friendship of you and Howard is one that will always stand out as being “exceptional and special” to Don and I., and our children Nadine and Troy. Howard had the most inviting smile, kind heart and zest for life that stood out among crowds. I could write a book on the wonderful memories of this remarkable man….. as a matter of fact he always encouraged me to write a book! Rest In Peace my friend as your aura continues to shine on this earth and remind us of your uniqueness. Love and prayers Alice for you during this difficult time…… you were one exceptional loving and dedicated wife! God bless!

Thinking of your during this sad time. We are so sorry for your loss. Sally and Christina

Sincere condolences from Edwin and Gertrude Howe of Chancellor Park. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

Holding you close in our thoughts and prayers.

Alice Hannah and I send our condolences on your loss and assure you of our thoughts and prayers

Alice darling … May the love you and Howard shared and the memories you and Howard made stay with forever and bring you great comfort today and always. Rest In Peace Handsome Howard you will be missed.


I am sorry to hear of Howard’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Alice,Fred and I are so sorry to learn of Howard’s death and offer our sincere condolences.We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.May he Rest In Peace.

We send our heartfelt condolences to you Alice and all your family on the passing of your dear husband.
Howard’s death leaves a heartache no one can heal.
Love leaves a memory no one can steal and as you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry, knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the
Heavens above.
For some moments in life there are no words. May
God bless you all. May the Lord grant him eternal peace.
Emily and Mac Haynes

Alice, I am so sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. Deepest sympathy to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Joan

Alice, we extend our heartfelt sympathy in Howard’s recent passing.
I have very fond memories of the time we shared in Bay Roberts, and how You and Howard helped in making our Wedding Day So Very Special.
Howard was a terrific boss and I enjoyed our working relationship, and the time he spent showing me the ropes as well as the many stories and laughter.
May his legacy of Love, Laughter and the Many Happy Memories You Both shared over 58 years, keep You and Yours Buoyed during this difficult time..
Your In our hearts and prayers.
Wayne Mac Donald

Deepest sympathy, my dear friend. We will remember the many excellent meals at your house. Also, the time we spent with you in Toronto. Howard was always an excellent host. Stephen and Chris join me in sending condolences.

Alice: I am so sorry to hear today of Howard’s passing. I remember his support when we were planning the BJH Reunion and the good advise he gave! Also he was always so interested in our activities then and later as we clued things up. Always smiling and upbeat, he added a bright spot in our dealings at that time. On behalf of the Bishop Jones Memorial Hostel Group, I pass along our deepest condolences, and the same for my husband and me as well. May God Bless and Comfort you in the day’s ahead as you deal with your loss. I will call you soon, my friend.

Alice, I was saddened to hear that Howard had passed away. I am sending you my deepest sympathies for your loss.

Alice and all family, We wish to express our condolences on the passing of Howard. . While we were competitors in the marketplace Howard was a very respected banker and always a pleasure to talk with. He represented Scotia bank very well in the marketplace and loved his game of golf. Rest in peace Howard.! God Bless

Dear Alice – With both surprise and sadness I read Howard’s obituary today. I worked with Howard on many occasions as a legal advisor to Scotiabank. Howard was a first rate banker and a helpful advisor to many bank customers and clients, always providing sound advice to all of them. He will sorely be missed by you and many with whom he worked at the bank.
Jeanne and I have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers today..Bob and Jeanne Hall

Alice, our family got to know you and Howard over the last three years while him and Mom were at Chancellor Park together. Howard had the brightest smile and his face would light up when you would walk into the room. I know you will miss him dearly. Our love and sympathy go out to you today.
Verna and Richard Harvey

Sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. I had a number of
enjoyable social occasions with him. He will be missed by all his friends.

To Alice and the Forsey family. So sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. We remember fondly when we were neighbors when we lived on Maunders Lane. You both were kind and gracious to us. Sincerely, Max and Phyllis

To Alice and the Forsey family. We are so saddened on the loss of Howard. Hold on to the special memories. Sending sincere condolences to you. Gerri and Kim Humber

Alice, my deepest sympathy to you on the loss of dear Howard. MY Mom, Mary Fleming was right across the hall from Howard. You and I would chat a lot. God Love Howard and you for the good life you shared. I am thinking of you with fondness,

Theresa Stokes nee Fleming

So sorry to hear of Howard’s passing ..Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.. Alec and Ella