Wilfred Howell

January 17, 1929 to September 24, 2020


To view the online service for Wilfred Howell on Monday, September 28, 2020 at 2 p.m., please click on the link below:



Passed peacefully away at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital on September 24, 2020 in the presence of his family, Wilfred Howell, aged 91 years. Predeceased by his parents, Esau and Edith Howell and sisters Jane Davis (Fred) and Ella Green (Fred).

Wilfred leaves to mourn his loving wife of 68 years, Amelia (Stratton) whom he affectionately called Mame and four children Tony (Brenda), Kirk (Karen), Rosalind (Ed Blackwood) and Boyd (Cindy).

Also leaving to mourn with many special memories are his five grandchildren; Nancy (Darryl Scott), Christopher (Ashley), Josh (Nicole), Craig (Symone) and Heather (Matt Osbourne). Great Poppy Howell was also very privileged to have his three special great grandchildren who were his “Sunshine”, Blake Scott, Millie Osbourne and Hannah Howell.

Wilfred had many friends over the years whom he enjoyed travelling, moose hunting, trouting and special social times.

Also saddened by his passing are his special neighbours Mary Dunne (Eric deceased), Dave and Ruby Burry, Tom and Sheila Osborne, life long friend Nancy Randell (Gord deceased) and work buddy of many years Roland Worthman (Grace deceased).

Many thanks to the staff of 7 East at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital for the awesome care Wilfred received during his time in hospital. Also to the wonderful homecare workers of Care Givers.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Janeway Foundation or charity of one’s choice.

All funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Carnell’s Funeral Home, Freshwater Road. A visitation and funeral service will take place. Please contact the family if you wish to attend. For those who cannot attend, the funeral service will be live streamed from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Monday, September 28 at 2 p.m.


“That man is a success – who has lived well, laughed often and loved much, who has gained the respect of friends and family and the love of children, who has accomplished his task, who leaves the world better than he found it, who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it, who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.”

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Thinking of the family at this difficult time. Cherish all your memories and celebrate his life.
Sending our condolences

Mamie and family, Thinking of you all as you say goodbye to your husband, dad, and poppy. He will always hold a very special place in my heart. A true gentleman with a big heart and a great sense of humour. May you cherish the special memories of a life well lived.

Roz, Ed, Josh, Heather et al: so sad to just hear about the passing of your dad/pop. Our sincere condolences to you all at this very difficult time. Hugs to everyone.

Sincere condolences, Tony, and family on the passing of your father.

Mamie and Family
I watched Wifred’s Service yesterday with Betty and Don Randell and Your families tributes were beautiful and well deserved by This “Gentle-Man” Lots of wonderful memories especially during the years of Winter “Party-Time”!!Keep all the Wonderful memories you all have of him tucked safely in your hearts and Talk of him often.Prayers and Hugs

Mamie, Tony, Kirk, Rosalind and Boyd and Families.

All of you have being in my thoughts throughout these pass few weeks, especially you Mamie. You have so many memories, they will get you through this. Sorry I could not be there in person but certainly in spirit. Hoping to see you soon and bring up some of those memories. I love you. Stay safe

Aunt Mame, Tony, Kirk, Rosalind & Boyd,
Our parents were so close I grew up with an extra Aunt & Uncle and 4 additional cousins for which I am extremely grateful and will always cherish the memories we created together. I still recall staying with you all while Mom & Dad vacationed in the Bahamas and Uncle Wilfred’s chocolate covered bananas were always the best treat! The world has just lost another beautiful soul, but now he is at rest with his friends and family that have already passed over. My heart and thoughts are with you all during this very difficult time. Take care and God bless.

Sorry to hear of Mr Howells passing.. My thoughts are with you all at this time.

Mamie and family
So sorry to here of Wilfred passing rip

Mrs. Howell, Ros, Ed and family. Please accept our condolences in the loss of someone so special . May your many wonderful memories give you comfort at this sad time. Love to all.
Gail and Frank

My most sincere condolences, may he rest in peace.

Nancy and family – sorry about the loss of your beloved grandfather. May he rest in peace.

Helen Brennan

Hello Tony, so sorry to hear of the passing of your DAD. My condolences to You and your Family at this sad time. Remember all the lovely memories and smile.
Maria Squires

To Nancy and family.,
So sorry to hear of your grandfather’s passing. I know you will find joy in the memories. Heartfelt condolences to you all.

Sorry to hear of your dear dad’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult. He has completed his life’s incredible journey and will now Rest In Peace of the Lord.
Cherish every memory.

To the Howell family and friends,

Please accept my most sincere condolences.

Gerry Antle

Tony and family: Please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of your father; It is obvious from the various condolences that he created and was party to creating many great memories!

Kirk, Karen, Nancy, Darryl and Blake ,
So sorry for your loss. I Know you will miss him dearly. Treasure your memories. If you need anything, anything at all please let us know. Sincere condolences.
Gord and Charlene Pike

Mrs. Howell, Tony & Brenda, Kirk & Karen, Rosalind & Ed, Boyd & Cindy and families.,
Mike and I extend our sincere condolences to each of you on Mr. Howell’s passing. We have so many fond memories of the friendships between our families and times enjoyed together throughout the many years. May your wonderful and cherished memories of Mr. Howell be a comfort to you at this time.

Mame we were so sorry to hear of Wilf’s passing. He was always so friendly and always had a ready smile whenever we met him. Our deepest sympathy to you and all your family. Rest in peace Wilf.

I have been thinking of all of you over the last few days in particular. Aunt Mame, I’m especially thinking of you. I’m sure mom and dad are up there looking down and wanting to comfort you. They always enjoyed their visits with you and Uncle Wilf so much. You are surrounded with the love of your wonderful children and grand children and are so fortunate to have them close to you. We are not there with you tomorrow but you can be sure our thoughts are with you all. Hugs to you, Rosalind, Tony, Kirk and Boyd.
Much love , Lisa and Brian

Mame and family,
Sorry to hear of Wilfred’s passing. He was such a kind and wonderful fun loving man. We will forever have fond memories of our many visits with you over the years. He will be sorely missed. Our condolences to all.
Audrey and Tony Plunkett

Mamie and family, sincere condolences for the loss of a wonderful person. He was a great store of Howell family history and I have fond memories of his welcoming personality and kindness.


To Kirk and Karen and family:
Sorry to hear of your fathers passing.. Our thoughts ar are with you at this difficult time.
Cal and Barbara Gibbons..

Hi Tony , so sorry to hear of your loss my thoughts are with you


Mame and family, our deepest condolences on Wilf’s passing. We had the pleasure of sitting and chatting with him many times at Mary and Eric’s house. Such a wonderful man. Hugs to you all. Rest In Peace, Wilf. Sincerely, Leo and Rosalie Stead

Mrs. Howell, Rosalind, Ed and family,
We were saddened to hear of Mr. Howell’s passing. We remember him as a real gentleman who showed that his family meant everything to him. May you feel surrounded by Love and Friendship as you mourn his loss.

Kirk, Karen and the Howell family,

Sincere condolences for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you as you navigate the next days, weeks and months. May you cherish your memories.

Leslie Osmond and family

Tony & Family
Our sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad …Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time …

Mrs. Howell, Tony, Kirk, Boyd, Rosalyn and families
We are truly saddened to hear of Mr. Howell’s
It was always a pleasure to be in his company and I so enjoyed our many chats together.
He was indeed a true gentleman and a great man.
Hang on to your memories and please accept our deepest sympathy.
Rennie and Jean Drover

Sorry Rosalind to hear of your dad’s passing .Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this sad time. May God Bless each one of you. Clyde & Rowena.

Tony and Brenda

I am so sorry for your loss. I’m sure you all have wonderful memories to hold onto. God bless you all.

Our thoughts. Are with you , at this time of loss. Our deepest sympathy. To all wilfs. Family.. Harry & Kay Spurrell..

To the Howell Family,
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Wilf.. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

So sorry to hear of Wilfred’s passing. I have so many fond memories of times spent together and family outings when we were children. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you grieve for a wonderful man who was my dad’s oldest friend. God bless.

So sorry to hear about Mr. Howell’s passing. I recall happy memories of camping trips with the Howells and my parents ( Joe and Maria Appleby) and my brothers. Thinking about you all during this difficult time.

Debbie and Geoff Moore

Mrs. Howell and family, so sorry to hear of Mr. Howell’s passing. We feel so privileged to have known him for the passed ten years. What a wonderful man who enjoyed his family and life so much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. It’s never easy to say farewell no matter what age. God bless you all.

Mamie and family:
So sorry to hear of Wilfred’s passing. We have many memories of your kindness and hospitality when we stayed with you a few times when in St. John’s for various reasons.
Sincere condolences,
Bill and Dolly Davis.

Mrs Howell, Tony, Kirk, Rosalind and Boyd,

So sorry to hear about Wilf. He was a true gentleman. Our thoughts and prayers are with at this time.

Rick Appleby and family. The

Kirk and Extended Family, Deepest Sympathy at this time on Your Dad’s Passing. Our Thoughts and Prayers are With You All.
Eric and Millie Badcock


Our deepest condolences to you, Brenda and family on your dad’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sharon and Ed Coady

A great friend of my parents and family. My deepest sympathy is extended to the Howell’s.

Mrs. Howell, Tony & Brenda, Kirk & Karen, Rosalind & Ed, Boyd & Cindy and families.
We are sending our love and sincere condolences on the passing of Mr. Howell. We have many fond memories of visits, Christmas parties & family celebrations as our families have shared a wonderful friendship for nearly 60 years. Cherish your memories as you honour and celebrate his legacy.
Take care.

Ros, Ed, Josh, Heather, Mrs. Howell and all the Howell family.
We are sending our condolences on the passing of your dad., husband and poppy. We have fond memories of him and we know what an important part he has played in all of your lives. You were truly blessed to have had this wonderful kind man as a role model..

Tony, Kirk and family. Please know that we are thinking of you during this difficult time.

Mame. I am so sorry to hear of Wilf’s passing. I have many fond memories of our fishing trips at Goobies, especially the one where you fell in the water and had to wear your sweater as pants. Such good times that will always be cherished!! My sincere condolences to you and your family. R.I.P Wilf.

Mrs Howell , Rosalind , Ed & Families
On behalf of King lion Bill & members of the Sunnyside Lions Club would like to extend our sincere condolences in the loss of your love one

To Mame and All of Wilf’s Family:
So Sorry to hear of Wilf”s Passing. We knew him from Safe Harbour. RIP.
Jack and Edna Gillingham

Mamie, Tony, Kirk, Rosalind, Boyd and families: Sorry to hear of Wilfred’s passing. Please accept my sincere Condolences. I certainly have fond memories of him.

Mrs. Howell, Tony & Brenda,Kirk & Karen, Rosalind & Ed, Boyd & Cindy so sorry to hear of Mr. Howell’s passing he was a wonderful man, always had a smile, he surely will be missed Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs to all !

Kirk and family, we are so saddened to learn of your dad’s passing. Please accept our sincere and deepest sympathy. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Treasure all your precious memories , they will help you in the coming days. God Bless all of you. Elizabeth & Nelson Bailey.

Rosalind, Mame and Family,
It was always a joy to be in Wilfred’s company. He loved laughing, talking about his family and the great outdoors. He lived a long a great life. He left family and friends that loved him and will miss I’m. He was indeed a blessed and rich man. Until we meet again..
Calvin and Olive Lockyer

To Kirk & families Very sadden to hear of the passing of your Dad. Deepest condolences and sympathy to you all. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Kirk, Tony and families, so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Mrs. Howell ,Brenda ,Tony, Chris and Craig. and Family.. So sorry to hear of Mr. Howell’s passing. .He was such a nice man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all .May you find some comfort in the wonderful memories you all have of your dad and grand dad. All those memories will help you through the coming days. Hugs to everyone. ..

Sincere condolences to you, Ros and family….cherish your memories of your Dad….thinking about you and your family……..hugs

To Mrs Howell and Family

My condolences to you all. I remember as a little girl always going to see Mr and Mrs Howell when I was at Nan And Pop Farewells. You would always give me ice cream and we would have great chats. I was grateful enough to see them both two years ago.
Our thoughts and prayers to you all. You will be missed.

To Mrs. Howell, Tony and Brenda , Kirk and Karen, Rosalind and Ed, Boyd and
Cindy and all the Howell extended Familie, Eric and Peggy express our sincere condolences to each snd everyone of you.
May the wonderful memories you all shared with him, help you during this very difficult time.
Mr. Howell was a wonderful man and Eric and I enjoyed his company and interesting conversations during our visits to the Howell Residence.

Sorry for your Loss Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Bev and Jim Piccott

Mamie, Roz and all Wilfreds family,
Our condolences to you all. Your have so many great memories to cherish. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Stella, Don & Brent

So sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Rosalind and. Families..so sorry to hear of your Dads passing..He was a wonderful man. Noah enjoyed his visits so much as I did to..Give your Mom a big hug for me..Thinking about you all.God Bless,

So sorry. Wishing everyone love

Tony ,
Condolences to you and your Mom on the passing of your Dad.
God Bless
Maxine Wentzell