It is with great sadness that the family of Nathan Howard announces his passing on January 28, 2014, Nathan’s 24th birthday. Nathan’s life began and ended in Australia, but for 21 years Nathan lived in Alberta, including 12 years in Sylvan Lake. Nathan was a graduate of H.J. Cody High School in 2008, and an accomplished hockey player having played for several local teams in Sylvan Lake and Red Deer. Nathan is predeceased by his daughter, Emery Natalyn Howard, who passed away in August 2012 at the age of 12 weeks. Nathan is survived by his father and mother, Graeme and Janice Howard, of Sylvan Lake and by brothers, Jordan and Logan, and his sister Mikayla, grandparent Henry and Erna Wilson, of Red Deer and Annette Howard of Australia. His also is missed by all his aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Nathan was a soft soul who struggled with addictions in his adult years, but by the grace of God found his way back to his savior in his last weeks in Australia and it is with the hope of eternal life from a gracious God that his family bids farewell saying “Nathan, we love you and we will see you again”. A memorial service will be held at Gospel Chapel, Sylvan Lake, at 10:00 am on Saturday, February 1, 2014 with Pastor Jamie McDonald officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to YWAM International (Sydney Base).