Randy Howell
Randy Howell

No Funeral or Memorial Service

In keeping with Randy's wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service.

Obituary of Randy Howell

Howell-Randy Anthony, passed away suddenly at the age of 67 at his home in Hodgeville, Saskatchewan on January 16, 2024. He is deeply missed by the many people who loved him.

Randy was born February 24, 1956 in New Westminster, British Columbia, the youngest of five children to Adriana and George Howell. After several decades in that city, he relocated with his wife and children to Maple Ridge, where they remained for many years until moving east to rural Saskatchewan in 2015.

For over 25 years, Randy was a proud member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union, Local 280. In the workplace, he was well-liked by employers and colleagues as an honest, quiet, kind man with integrity and grit. In his spare time, he enjoyed cars and was crazy about NASCAR, with a special appreciation for the one and only Dale Earnhardt, #3. Randy also loved classic rock music (especially the Rolling Stones), fishing, and hockey (Go Habs!).

Despite being shy, Randy had a wide circle of people who gladly and proudly called him a friend. But the most precious beings in his world were his daughter Shannon, son Brian, and wife Margaret. Randy treasured his animals as well, especially the beloved German Shepherd Chief. Like others in his family, he would rescue abandoned cats and dogs, giving them a fur-ever home filled with love.

Randy was for the most part a homebody, but he was also a social butterfly in the community. He loved being a devoted husband and father and a doting grandfather to grandson Thane and granddaughter Haley. He was also a lifelong friend and wonderful uncle to his beloved niece Dania. All of us mourn him more than words can express. The wounds in our hearts are deep indeed.

In keeping with Randy's wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the animal rescue organization of your choice, or to cerebral palsy research, in memory of his cousin Allan.

Death makes Angels of us all And gives us wings

Where we had shoulders

Smooth as Raven's claws

- Jim Morrison

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