Doris HOWE

HOWE, Doris May Doris May Howe of Red Deer passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Saturday, August 28, 2004 at the age of 78 years. Doris May Marshall was born on May 21, 1926 on a farm near Castor in the Veldt District. She was the oldest of eight children. When she was seven years old a tragic fire at the farmhouse took three of her siblings. A fourth sibling, Lorenzo, passed away at birth. Doris was raised with her brothers; Allan and Keith and her sister, Virginia. After attending school in Veldt, she worked as a housekeeper in Castor until she married Stan Howe on February 10, 1945. Stan and Doris farmed in the Halkirh area until 1951 when they moved to Castor. Earl, Russell, and Glenna were born on the farm. James and Lee were born in Castor. In 1957 the family moved to Consort. In Consort, Doris worked at various jobs before joining Dr. Knight as her medical receptionist in 1963. Gordie was born in 1960. In 1986 Stan retired and one year later Doris joined him in retirement and moved to Red Deer where they lived happily to the end. Doris will be lovingly remembered by her six children; Earl (Karen) Howe of Brooks, Russell Howe of Lacombe, Glenna (Larry) Mack of Grand Prairie, James (Marline) Howe of Leduc, Lee (Brenda) Howe of Medicine Hat, Gordon (Lianne) Howe of Cold Lake, three siblings; Keith (Regina) Marshall of Lacombe, Allan (Jeanette) Marshall of Gwynn, Virginia (Doug) Duke of Halkirk, one brother-in-law, Bill Howe of Castor, ten grandchildren; Tamara (Kyle) Robbins, Candace (Joe) MacDonald, Tabitha Howe, Carla Howe, Travis Howe, Bradley Howe, Curtis (Teneille) Howe, Robert Howe, Sierra Howe, and Colton Howe, two great grandchildren; Alex and Alyssa Robbins, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Doris was predeceased by her husband Robert S. Howe in 2003, her parents; Frank and Susannah Marshall and four siblings; Earl, Leslie, Annie Pearl, and Lorenzo. A Memorial Service will be held at the Red Deer Funeral Home (6150 – 67 Street) on Wednesday, September 1, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial Tributes in Doris’s memory can be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society (#200, 2424 – 4 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2S 2T4) or to the Canadian Diabetes Association (1400 – 522 University Ave, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2R5). E-mail condolences can be sent to and will be forwarded directly to the family

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